Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg

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Enterprise Technology Architecture

Description du poste

There is one in every group - the person who dreams big and has the motivation to bring their ideas to life. Are you that person?


The one who isn’t afraid to break the mold and gets passionate about the critical role that Cybersecurity has to enable our clients to successfully transform into digital first organizations, with modern security to support the hybrid world of work we live in, We are building teams of people to help our clients unlock the power they need now and own what is next.


Through our Managed Services, we aim to deliver long term outcome-based partnerships that enable our clients to realize the power of the Microsoft Security ecosystem, leveraging our unique Manage, Defend and Evolve approach. 


Come join us:


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


At Avanade 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 are not just making business better and more secure - we are making life better for our clients and protecting the trust of their customers. Together we do what matters. 


What you’ll do:


As a part of the North America Managed Services team, in a highly visible and strategic leadership role, the Security Managed Services Lead - North America will act as a strategic leader and business builder “leading from the front”. Supported by a best-in-class team of technologists, the goal of material sales growth and increased market share will be achieved through direct client engagement and deal coaching for key strategic, security deals in North America predominantly, but supporting Globally as required for strategic pursuits. The location for this role is flexible.


  • Demonstrating an innovative and entrepreneurial approach, you will achieve and exceed growth targets and establish Avanade as a leader in the Managed Security Services (MSS) space.
  • As a member of a matrixed environment, you will create and deliver innovative Managed Security Services solutions using our Security Led portfolio of services encompassing Application and Platform Security, Identity and Access Management, Data Protection, Cloud Security and Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) -  each anchored with capabilities from the Microsoft platform and with our strategic partner, and our parent Accenture’s, security capabilities.
  • Collaborate with NA area and regional leadership, as well as colleagues in other areas, the Integrated Go To Market and Center of Excellence, ISV partners and others, to implement a strategy that drives Security Managed Services origination and sales across the regions, in both our partner and direct business channels.
  • Spend 50% of your time involved in client activities including origination, business case, solutioning and contracting.
  • Personally drive the strategic relationship, commercial shaping, and capture of large-scale managed services opportunities.
  • Support North America and regional Sales Leads to enable their team’s attainment of regional Managed Services sales targets.
  • Actively partner with regional 1) leadership, 2) client account teams and 3) practice leaders 4) Accenture Security leadership 5) Advanced Technology Centers and 6) partner contacts, including Microsoft to drive origination and sales initiatives measured through pipeline growth.
  • Educate account leadership and business development teams on our Security Managed Services Portfolio and the respective legal and contracting specifics of MSS deals.
  • Actively support, in a hands-on capacity, each region with their Managed Services sales strategy, sales forecast, campaigns, and capabilities.
  • Engage subject matter experts to bring technology differentiation and specifics into the managed service solution.


Skills and experiences 


  • A strong and broad foundation across our Managed Security Services portfolio, with an understanding of advisory/strategy, consulting, solutioning or service delivery background, with customer facing skills and the ability to lead, transform, and manage services offerings from a technology, sales and delivery perspective.
  • Drive strategic sales pursuits including executive stakeholder management and client interactions including presentations, workshops and joint solutioning.
  • Solutioning multi-tower deals, including security and other Solution Areas, to identify optimization and synergies to deliver the most compelling client proposal.
  • Leading, implementing, and deploying innovative go to market strategies (all sales and marketing initiatives) across large scale services-based opportunities.
  • Multi-model delivery leveraging onshore/nearshore/offshore teams.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Microsoft technologies and strategy, with understanding of the broader Security ecosystem technologies.
  • Understanding of service delivery frameworks such as ITILv4 and Agile.
  • Conversant in the implications/requirements of deploying and managing security solutions.
  • Market understanding of industry trends for managed security services.
  • Travel to meet with clients and support sales pursuits, as required.


About you


  • Consultative - a natural collaborator and relationship builder 
  • Commercially astute and a keen follower of security and managed services industry trends  
  • Articulate and compelling communicator with the ability to create exceptional written presentations.


A great place to work


As you bring your skills and abilities to Avanade, you’ll get distinctive experiences, limitless learning, and ambitious growth in return. As we continue to build our diverse and inclusive culture, we become even more innovative and creative, helping us better serve our clients and communities. You’ll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor, and guide you, and to lean on your expertise. You get a company purpose-built for business-critical, leading-edge technology solutions, committed to improving the way humans work, interact, and live. It’s all here, so take a closer look!


We work hard to provide an inclusive, diverse culture with a deep sense of belonging for all our employees. Visit our Inclusion & Diversity page. 


Create a future for our people that focuses on 

• Expanding your thinking   • Experimenting courageously   • Learning and pivoting 



Inspire greatness in our people by 

• Empowering every voice   • Encouraging boldness   • Celebrating progress  


Accelerate the impact of our people by 

• Amazing the client   • Prioritizing what matters    • Acting as one 


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À propos d’Avanade

Avanade est le chef de file des services numériques, infonuagiques et de conseils innovants, des solutions d’affaires et des expériences orientées vers la conception dans l’écosystème Microsoft. Tous les jours, nos 59 000 professionnels dans 26 pays ont un véritable impact humain auprès de nos clients, leurs employés et leurs clients. 

Nous avons reçu le titre de partenaire Global de Microsoft de l’année dans l’intégration de systèmes plus souvent que toute autre entreprise.  Avec le plus grand nombre de certifications Microsoft (plus de 60 000) et 18 (sur un total de 18) compétences Or de Microsoft, nous sommes dans une position unique pour aider la croissance des entreprises et pour résoudre leurs plus gros défis. 

Nous sommes une entreprise axée sur le personnel, engagée à offrir un milieu de travail inclusif où les employés se sentent à l’aise d’être authentiques. À titre d’entreprise responsable, nous mettons en place un monde durable et nous aidons les communautés sous-représentées à réaliser tout leur potentiel. 

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