United Kingdom



Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Want to create value with digital and turn your ideas into human impact? So do we. 

There’s one in every group—the person who dreams big and has the motivation to bring their ideas to life, even as others might roll their eyes and prefer to play it safe. Are you that person? One who isn’t afraid to break the mould and who is passionate about the power of digital to transform organisations and ways of working? Because we are building teams of people like that to help our clients unlock the power they need now and own what’s next. 

At Avanade Advisory, we are breaking apart the traditional process of setting strategies and goals first, then finding technologies to achieve them. In the digital age, there’s no time for that linear process. We partner with clients to accelerate value from digital innovation by being ambitious, imaginative – and fast. We think big and deliver personally. We relentlessly challenge, inspire, and support our clients and each other. 

Want the agility and energy of a start-up, backed by the resources of Accenture, Microsoft and the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT Sloan School of Management? Here you will find a team of people who thrive on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organisations around the world. Ultimately, we’re not just making business better. We’re making life better for our clients and their customers. 

If that sounds like you, you sound good to us. Find your next opportunity at Avanade Advisory.

About you 

You understand the vital role that relationships play in building trust and that technology plays in transforming businesses, quickly spotting and sharing opportunities that others might miss. You use your persuasive interpersonal skills to influence other leaders, work with business development & sales, run procurement and move your clients’ businesses forward. 

About the Job

Building trust and the application of different propositions for the Energy & Utilities sector, you will build our pipeline and sales across Advisory. You will not only have a broad wealth of technology knowledge; you will have sector experience that will allow you to share your insights in a way that others can easily understand. You’ll be opening your client’s eyes to the possibilities of digital transformation and guiding them through the process. You’re the authority on assessing needs, no matter how they’re expressed, and pulling together innovative solutions with the assistance of your Advisory peers to enable repeatability of the solution. 

As a Group Manager, we’re looking to you to advance our knowledge in the Energy & Utilities sector, as well as our clients’ enablement of technology, people and process. You will help the business development teams to learn more about our clients’ business – helping work out solutions for problems across their technology, applications, processes and capabilities. You’ll also lead teams’ efforts in building strategies that people will support and deliver.

In this role, you will:

-  Work with a group of Business Developers within one of our Operating Groups (Communications Media and Technology; Financial Services; Health and Public Services; Energy & Utilities; Products) on developing new Advisory opportunities

-  Build an understanding of client and competitor business models, leading with consultative selling that generates an Advisory sales and delivery pipeline

-  Advise clients on customer-related digital challenges and opportunities

-  Help leadership and other project partners make informed decisions and navigate complex challenges

-  Tailor propositions to take to market across the Operating Group

-  Drive solution creation for specific opportunities that may include parts from multiple propositions

-  Be the overall client liaison as part of the project teams on large-scale, complex and important projects

-  Travel, as needed.

Your skills

You've got proven skills in growing client intimacy directly and with business development teams to become a trusted advisor to a client. You will have experience in sales; pre-sales or consulting within the Energy & Utilities sector. You probably have a good understanding of the Microsoft eco-system. 

You have at least six years of experience in IT transformation strategy, architecture and operating models, with at least four years as a manager. You use your strong business insight to inspire and lead teams, budgets and business targets.

Ideally, your experience includes:

-  Selling as part of a team – either as the lead, account manager, business development, pre-sales or consulting

-  Creating new propositions for specific markets or sectors – often built upon or tailoring existing propositions

-  Co-creating account and marketing plans

-  Running all parts of a project from handling budgets to leading teams

-  Explaining complex technologies and concepts in a non-technical language

-  Understanding and supporting the procurement cycle

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at