Domaine de spécialisation :

Business Leadership

Description du poste

The Technology, Avanade X, and Advisory Business Groups (BG) are Avanade’s growth engines responsible for developing market relevant capabilities and solutions to help clients resolve critical business and technology issues. Through practices they provide sales, solutioning and delivery support to Client Groups and Accounts to help us win and sustain long-lasting relationships with our clients. In addition to direct relationships with clients, each Business Group works closely with Avanade’s most significant partners - Microsoft and Accenture, as well as other alliances - to drive growth of the business group and the Practices therein. The Avanade X BG focuses on workplace, client, and product Avanade X for our clients; we make what matters, creating relevant and enduring Avanade X to accelerate growth. All BGs have Practices that will help us deliver exceptional value to our clients with repeatable go-to-market services, industry expertise, and market-leading capability, and help Avanade grow through winning bigger and more complex engagements that require specialist skills across pre-sales through to solutioning and delivery. 

Practices are where Avanade’s employees are ‘homed’. Practices are responsible for building and evolving capabilities in line with market and client needs; attracting, developing, and retaining talent; managing deployment of practitioners, and creating/evolving assets and solutions to reduce the cost of sales, delivery, and operations. Practices also provide sales, solutioning and delivery support to help us win and deliver projects and services to clientsThe Region Business Group Lead – Avanade X leads Avanade’s Avanade X Business Group (BG) for a region is responsible for the strategic direction of the Avanade X propositions, offerings, and capabilities in the region, and ensuring immediate business and operational capability needs are met in support of growing the business and taking the best of Avanade to our clients. This role is also accountable for driving the region Avanade X BG go-to-market, providing thought leadership, achieving sales and revenue targets, building culture within the BG, and ensuring we have the right Avanade X talent in the right places achieving defined productivity metrics.

This role manages Avanade X Region Practice Leads and owns the Avanade X BG strategy for the region. It oversees development and execution of region growth and capability plans aligned with Integrated Go-to-Market (IGTM) and region business plans. In partnership with other BGs and IGTM, it will bring the best of Avanade to address critical client business issues. This role is client-facing in support of driving sales and value for our clients. Additionally, this role is ultimately accountability for the People Experience and for delivering the employee value proposition (EVP) to all employees within the region BG. As a leader this role is equally expected to demonstrate and model Avanade’s values, principles, habits, and behaviors. 
This role reports directly to the Region General Manager and secondarily to the Avanade X Area BG Lead (dotted line) and manages Avanade X Region Practice Leads. 
This role is a member of the region leadership team, operating at most senior level in the region and collaborating with clients, regional partners including Accenture Song, MSFT, and other alliances partners, regional executives, peer BG Leads, IGTM, and other key regional leaders to be successful.

Business Group Leadership and Growth 
• Define, align with global/area Avanade X BG, other region BGs, and IGTM, and drive implementation of region Avanade X BG strategy and growth plan 
• Set and achieve region BG KPIs and relevant company scorecard metrics; conduct regular plan reviews with regional and area leaders and address gaps 
• Establish and sustain strategic relationships with regional Accenture Song, Microsoft, and alliance partners (including Sitecore and Adobe) to drive BG growth. Align regional strategies and priorities including joint pursuits and drive achievement of shared objectives and goals. 
• Establish and embed Avanade X BG representatives within Client Groups and Client Service Teams 
• Work through Region Practice Leads to ensure the region is enabled to sell and deliver Avanade X and IGTM engagements  
• Provide leadership, support, and/or guidance on pursuits and/or must-win deals in the region and provide solution review and approvals for Avanade X BG deals 
• Represent and promote Avanade in the region and externally to establish Avanade X BG as the trusted advisor and great place to work 
• Lead and manage change in the region to achieve Avanade priorities 

Experience’s Practices 
• Oversee development and ensure execution of regional go-to-market plans for all Avanade X practices in alignment with the regional (area/global as agreed) BG strategy 
• Provide the strategic direction and leadership over the customization of BG capabilities, solutions, practitioners, and assets to meet the needs of the region 
• Own and execute region capability plans (aligned with global/area plans and in tandem with HR) to enable sustainable growth

Integrated Go-to-Market
 Embed Experience BG practitioners, capabilities, assets, and solutions into appropriate regional Lines of Business (LOB) teams and plays 
• Collaborate with regional BG Leads and IGTM Lead to define the IGTM portfolio for the region 
• Identify and assist with IGTM market opportunities representing the Avanade X BG. Provide feedback on IGTM LOBs and plays as input into Portfolio Council discussions. 
• Partner with regional leaders to ensure a "One Avanade" approach to IGTM client management and engagements within the region

People & Culture 
• Provide strategic direction to and support regional strategies that attract, develop, engage, and retain Avanade X BG talent 
• Influence region Avanade X BG workforce planning to ensure we have the right practitioners in the right places to deliver BG capabilities, solutions, assets and IGTM plays 
• Build, agree, and execute on a regional Experience headcount plan that supports the growth and evolution of the Avanade X BG in the region 
• Own the management and deployment of BG Practitioners in the region ensuring that market utilization and chargeability targets are met or exceeded • Ensure Avanade X practitioners in the region have all required skills and certifications 
• Build Avanade's culture for growth within the Avanade X BG in the region, drive Avanade’s I&D agenda, promote wellbeing, and bring the EVP to life

Owned KPIs: 
 1. Market utilization and chargeability, including personal MU and Chargeability 
2. BG sales and revenue targets 
3. Headcount Management per agreed plan 
4. Assets and solutions, where applicable 
5. Employee engagement 
6. Voluntary attrition 
7. Inclusion, Diversity, & Wellbeing 

Shared KPIs: 
1. Sales Mix (LOB, BG) 
2. % Growth in New Business 
3. Client experience index 
4. Client relationship development 
5. Solution Architect & Delivery certifications 
6. Design and execution of Avanade strategic priorities 
7. A2025 program delivery measurements

Knowledge & Skills
• Deep human-centered digital transformation expertise, gained through hands on client experience, and expert knowledge of MSFT eco-system & how to derive business value from it 
• P&L / business management skills 
• Ability to influence and create strong relationships with the highest levels 
• Ability to operate and think beyond organizational siloes 
• Ability to effectively leading regional teams to perform during times of change 
• Growth mindset, effective communicator, thought leader, brand builder 
• Strong empathetic leader with the ability to build community among employees on a regional scale

Education, Certifications and Experience
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
• Likely has 10+ years growing and leading a profitable experience-led consulting business or digital agency 
• Managerial experience leading leaders and regional teams 
• Experience translating enterprise strategy into business strategy and delivering objectives for a significant area of a company 
• Experience at creating compelling, innovative, scalable, sell-able solutions
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