United States


Chicago, Kansas City, Seattle

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Job Description

Do you always deliver what you’ve promised?  So do we.   

At the heart of every great technology solution is great management, always making sure that the project delivers what it set out to do and matches expectations.
As such, Avanade is seeking an experienced, passionate, and driven Global Partner Operations & Support COE Lead to join our Global Solution Area (GSA) organization.  You will collaborate with GSA leadership and senior stakeholders to drive successful business outcomes for designated solution area and GSA teams.  

You will work with and build a team of professionals driving all aspects of operations across crucial areas of our business. Reporting to a Senior Director within the Global Solution Area Operations Team. 

Role Objective:

Lead and manage the governance and Operations Hub as a central point of contact 
Key Advisor and subject matter expert to Global and Regional Partner Ecosystem 
Drive execution of Global Operations Hub initiatives to bring consistency while fostering continuous improvement mindset 
Work with Area and Global Ecosystem Teams to ensure we are connecting the dots on our partnering efforts
Monitor and assess the effectiveness and progress of key initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

Partner formation intake and tracking
Governance - Monitors and provides consultation/guidance on overall partner formation lifecycle across the organization to ensure rigor, consistency and compliance. 
C365 Data and reporting - To industrialize the C365 Opportunity Tagging Process, and to provide accurate and comprehensive Standard Reporting Output to appropriate stakeholders.
Operation, Communication and Content Management: Manage all back-office partner operations including communications, external/internal website content, partner content update/release, leverage Accenture’s partnering best practices, cross business unit orchestration, strategic partner agreement signature execution. 
Front desk management supervision - Monitor, respond and orchestrate all partner in-bound and external requests, coordinate MNDA requests and submissions, Avanade/Accenture agreement repository validation and recording.
Legal and compliance - Drive and manage the legal process, orchestration, execution and compliance related to formation, procurement and other partner programs. Monitors and advises on partner agreement expirations, BI submission and expirations.
Orchestrating partner investment.
Partner training and certifications - Create a focus around partner certification importance, Manage partner enablement data


Global and Area Partner Lead support and guidance
SME on Partner on-boarding and formation
Compliance owner for Accenture Procurement, Ecosystems Legal and Local Legal counsels  (NDA, BI, PII)


Experience working within a highly matrixed professional services organization
Relevant business technology leadership experience, including program and business management
Consulting and project-based leadership background with a passion for driving positive business outcomes
Prior experience independently leading operations within a highly matrixed, geographically dispersed organization with a diverse customer portfolio
Demonstrated ability designing and implementing agile solutions for operational excellence
Experience leading all aspects of business operations through multiple review cycles, including budgeting
Demonstrated people leadership, “leading by influence” and effective peer teaming expertise
Ability to effectively navigate complex, global, matrixed organizations
Experience assessing and managing opportunities and risks associated with managing a business
Superior communication and personal leadership skills in a high growth, highly demanding 'best people' environment
High degree of integrity, judgement, discretion, credibility, resilience, confidence, and character

This is a key role within the Avanade business and an exciting time to join as we look to build out our Partner Ecosystem business area.

Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.

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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