Technology Advisory Lead - UKI
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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 gets inspired by 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 bold, 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 the role
As the lead of our Technology Advisory practice, you will expand our Advisory capabilities and build our pipeline. You will support engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how technology enables a range of business outcomes.
You must possess exception analytical, interpersonal and creative thinking capabilities. You will need to be collaborative, ambitious and personable, possessing outstanding leadership qualities that allows you to assume a meaningful role with an ability to scale over time.
Our mission is to support our clients in understanding the advantages technology can bring their businesses, their people and clients and support the definition of their digital journey.
We work with our clients to advise on enterprise architecture, leverage of the the Microsoft ecosystem, journey to Azure, IT operating models and security to harnessing technology and innovation.
You will focus on developing the technology strategies our clients need in order to support their business objectives. You will be structured in your approach, you will have a strong set of people management and influencing skills and bring a dynamic and hands-on approach. You will play a key role in driving this practice forward through client acquisition, practice development and interfacing with the wider advisory capability to address our client challenges.
In this role, you will
Lead and support the delivery of a broad range of Technology Advisory engagements.
Advise clients on the challenges and opportunities arising from digital disruption among customers and employees.
Play a leading role in business development / sales activities by working closely with account and sales teams to ensure proposition and solution alignment.
Be able to understand the full range of implications and considerations for clients and their Cloud strategies.
Help our clients navigate the Operating model considerations of new ways of developing and managing the technology provided to their business.
Advise our clients on the security and risk implications of their digital strategies supported by pragmatic and real-world experience.
You’re an experienced technology advisory leader and have experience leading from concept to execution end to end technology transformation
Significant experience in Technology advisory (cloud, security, IT Operating model)
Extensive experience selling large and complex technology strategy engagements
Consulting leadership background, with a passion for leading clients through ground-breaking technology solutions.
Proven experience interfacing with executive level clients, assessing partners’ goals and the ability to translate ideas into strategic and practical solution recommendations.
Aptitude for critical and analytical thinking as well as the capacity to accept out-of-the box solutions.
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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.