Country:

United States

Cities:

Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jersey City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Manchester, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Haven, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Redmond, Rochester, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Stamford, Trenton, Tucson

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Your responsibilities​

You will focus on providing business management advisory and implementation insights and services to help clients realize meaningful business growth through workplace and employee experience transformation. You will work with account teams to shape, sell and oversee the delivery of propositions that address client challenges in the areas of employee experience strategy and transformation, employee analytics and insights, employee value proposition modernization, workforce transformation, culture change and physical workplace design. ​

You will be passionate about: ​
  • Developing employee and team centric experiences (using data driven insights) that have parity with, or are better than, customer experiences to drive innovation, productivity improvement and retention of top talent at scale​
  • Developing and evolving future focused workforce and organization transformation strategies propositions and solutions ​
  • Driving cultural and operating model change as part of the transition to a high-performing, employee-centric modern workplace​
As a Manager / Group Manager, you will:​
  • Support the identification, development, selling and implementation of workplace experience propositions in response to market demand and digital trends ​
  • Support the sales cycle and contracting process ​
  • Lead project teams and manage end to end delivery.  Ensure clients are satisfied with the quality of work, and the outcomes delivered​
  • Grow Avanade Advisory Workplace Experience capacity and focus in response to market signals and project demand ​
  • Support North America, and regional teams with their capability development and skills growth​
In addition, as a Director / Senior Director you will:​
  • Play a leading role in business development / sales activities by working closely with account and sales teams to ensure proposition and solution alignment, i.e. alignment across client expectations, contract, financials, solution and capability to deliver​
  • Lead recruitment and talent development activities​
  • Lead marketing and communications activities to help us grow our business​
  • Manage significant Avanade partner relationships​
About you​
We are looking for candidates who have (4 to 7 years for Manager / Group Manager) ( 6 to 10 years for Director / Senior Director) years of relevant experience, and who can demonstrate skills and a successful track record in the following areas: ​
  • Extensive experience in leading the design and development of client workplace and employee experience strategies ​
  • Experience in providing best-in-class insights from a range of industry experience to help guide clients on how to evolve and develop their employee value proposition​
  • Experience carrying and delivering a quota for selling large, integrated workplace / employee experience solutions, and the associated organizational/cultural change as a sales leader. Workplace solution experience should cover one or more of the following:​
  • Digital platform to promote staff and supplier/partner engagement​
  • Culture change centered on innovation and/or digital​
  • Operating model and organization design​
  • Workforce analytics and development of predictive models​
  • Solutions for network enabled co-creation and innovation​
  • Digitally enabled knowledge and expert connections​
  • Task and/or process automation and augmentation​
  • Hyper-personalized learning, goal planning and performance management​
  • Experience with workforce, culture and operations assessments, and the development of actionable insights, to inform organizational change, covering people, processes and technology​
  • Experience with defining high level enterprise digital (business and technology) architectures to support employee experience transformation strategy recommendations​
  • Experience of shaping, selling and overseeing implementation of employee experience, organizational change and workforce transformation programs​
  • Very strong, executive level communication skills (both written and verbal), and the ability to develop and mentor others​
  • Ability to collaborate with technical resources to define solutions and the underpinning technical architecture. Familiarity with industry-recognized Agile-DevOps methodologies / frameworks​
  • You will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree or MBA is strongly preferred.​
Additional desirable experience includes​
  • Developed and cultivated C-Level client relationships in HR, Technology and Line of Business domains​
  • Deep industry knowledge covering two or more of the following: Banking, Insurance, Products, Retail, Energy, Utilities, Health and Public Sector​
  • Experience in large-scale culture change initiatives in a corporate environment​
  • Contributed to the design, assembly, pricing and delivery of workplace and HR transformation deals​
  • Well-versed in new technology-enablement and transformation leadership to help clients assess, build, transform and operationalize new capabilities

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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.