Country:

France

Cities:

Paris

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Avanade Advisory 

 

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 if others might roll their eyes and prefer to play it safe.  Someone  who isn’t afraid to break the mold,  is inspired by the power of digital and desires to transform organizations and enable their ways of working to positive business outcomes!  Here at Avanade we are building teams of people just like that who  help our clients unlock the digital power they need now and  prepare for the future.   

 

Within  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 such a  linear process. We partner with clients to accelerate value from digital innovation by being bold, imaginative – and fast. We think big and deliver personally. We relentlessly challenge, inspire, and support our clients and each other.   That's why we put our people first!

 

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 organizations 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 the role: 

 

We are seeking a Head of France, Advisory. This person will lead and grow the Advisory business in France, as a key leadership hire that will be pivotal to the growth and success of the French business as well as Avanade’s Global Advisory Services organisation, given the scale of the opportunity. In a strategic leadership role with the remit to grow and lead a team who work closely with Avanade’s enterprise clients and in tandem with the broader organization, with the specific purpose of accelerating the achievement of business goals through a road map of pragmatic digital transformation. This role will be responsible for leading a team of professionals advising Avanade clients on their digital strategy and how to transition their businesses to become a player in the digital world.  Within a highly collaborative and global environment you will provide: 


Thought Leadership: Provide thought leadership in digital transformation, keep abreast of digital transformation trends and innovative approaches to operational excellence. Drive ideation and co-innovation programmes from front end CX to large scale IT transformation.  

 

▪ Business Development: Develop and extend major client relationships at the CxO level through a prominent professional network, previous client impact, and domain expertise.  

 

▪ Project Delivery: Role modelling high impact client work including value architecting and realization around technology enabled change programmes and developing high level technology roadmaps and strategies.   

▪ Practice Development: Support the Global Advisory Services practice growth, nurturing and developing talent, assets, and intellectual capital.  

 

Firm Development: Play an active role in influencing and shaping the go to market of the wider French firm, collaborating across the firm to harness our capabilities and communities effectively.  

 

 

Candidate Profile  

 

We are seeking an experienced advisory leader and  business builder, who will unify the different strands of Avanade France and attract high-quality talent into the Advisory business. You will  balance practice leadership, and all it encompasses,  with role modelling high impact client work. 



Candidates will be able to demonstrate they can drive rapid growth in an Advisory business across industries such as FS, Retail and Resources. Knowledge and content expertise in some of the following growth areas; Digital/ Workplace Strategy and Transformation; IT Strategy and Transformation or Technology Platform, Applications and Services Modernization; Multi-Speed IT Operating Model; Enterprise Architecture; Workplace Security; Customer and/ or Employee Experience Transformation; business strategy and model design and implementation; business operations transformation (e.g. new product development, sales, service); organizational change management; cost reduction, culture and people strategy.


   

With an entrepreneurial spirit, and critical business leadership skills,  you have an appetite to grasp the opportunity and  build a business quickly.  You  will leverage past experiences working  in high-calibre consulting or technology environments and  display a breadth of experience or understanding of distinct types of consulting models.

 

In terms of the competencies required for the position, the following are important:


Fluency in both French and English languages is desirable but as a minimum business level capability is needed. 


Demonstrate the ability and capacity to influence others to achieve common goals through emotional leadership skills. 



Setting Strategy

 

 - Sets a compelling direction for the business and innovative strategies to address customer needs 
 - Communicates the vision and anticipates market changes. 
 - Contributes to broader business issues 
 

Business Acumen 


- Understands the levers of a services business and able to drive growth at a profitable level.  

  • - Able to balance the competing pressures of growing a services business 

  • - Builds strong commercial propositions.  

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Executing for Results

 

  • - Possesses an extensive and distinctive track record of delivering growth. 

  • - Sets and achieves ambitious targets. 

  • - Translates the mission of the organization into actionable, quantitative plans. 
     

 Leading Teams 


  • - Truly a “player/coach” – capable of Practice Building (hiring, mentorship, capability development),       managing complex delivery teams, and sales / account management teams. 

  • - Forges strong diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives and talents. 

  • - Holds people accountable for agreed-to results. 

  • - Ability and willingness to make SMART leadership talents decisions  
     

Building Relationships and Using Influence 


- Able to guide and unify stakeholders to achieve agreed business goals and outcomes 

  • - Builds and sustains excellent relationships at multiple levels in the organization. 

  • - Has a strong network of external relationships at senior levels. 

  • - Uses relationship networks strategically to accomplish objectives

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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 www.avanade.com.