Avanade Inc. Advisory Business Applications in London, United Kingdom

Advisory Business Applications

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 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. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at https://www.avanade.com at https://www.avanade.com/ .

Avanade’s vision is to be the leading digital innovator, realising results for clients and customers through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.

Avanade Advisory

Avanade Advisory compliments rest of Avanade’s service streams, enabling end to end solutioning (advise, design, deploy). The move to the cloud (wide spread adoption of cloud based solutions) combined with the tidal wave of digital transformation, means both large and medium sized businesses are looking for strategic partners to help shape and deliver large scale IT change projects. Avanade is positioned to take market share in the technology advisory market, especially with clients who already have a substantial investment in Microsoft technologies.

Avanade helps our clients transform their business through digital innovation and we are uniquely poised to leverage the shift in technology to help our clients close the gap between strategy and execution. Our Advisory Services practice makes it easier for our clients to beat their competition and find new market opportunities using our business, technical and human centered expertise. Avanade Digital Advisory helps clients develop and execute on digital and technology strategies, specializing in innovation-led approach to helping our clients transform to digital through next-generation capabilities and offerings for the AI-inspired world.

Avanade’s Advisory Services practice accelerates our clients’ move from vision to reality. Senior Advisors in our practice actively engage with clients to identify barriers holding them back from achieving their strategic imperatives. They partner at the C-level to ideate and design executable roadmaps that prioritize the right initiatives and nail the business case. We go beyond traditional thinking, creating unique insights based on a deep understanding of our clients’ business and objectives.

Day-to-day, you will:

Engage with clients in strategic discussions to provide best in class business and industry

guidance to maximize client’s long-term business objectives

Convert strategic direction into operational goals

Manage day to day interactions with client executives and sponsors

Manage client engagement delivery to identify creative business solutions for large companies. Responsibilities include, among others, managing teams to create strategy, assessment, vision & roadmap, and business case deliverables

Assist clients in developing a Shared Services organization and improve back-office efficiencies by eliminating duplication and streamlining processes

Develop and maintain contact with top decision makers at key clients; organize and lead pursuit teams; participate and lead aspects of the proposal development process; contribute to the development of proposal pricing strategies

Provide service excellence by helping to identify key client business issues, and determining client needs by supplementing the standard assessment techniques and tools with innovative approaches

Conduct Feasibility, Design, Sourcing Strategy and Transition management for back office transformation of Sales Operations, Source to Pay and Order to Cash functions globally

Advise clients on application of Robotics Process technology (RPA) for global back office functions within Order to Cash, Procure to Pay and Wholesale Banking operations.

Assist clients with RPA tool selection and building center of excellence to drive RPA efforts throughout client organization

Perform current-state assessment through stakeholder interviews and design workshops and support clients in service delivery transformation

Perform role of counsellor and coach; provide input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participate in staff recruitment and retention activities; provide leadership and support for delivery teams and staff in local offices

Develop strong relationships with internal and external partners

Promote a “high performance culture” of empowerment, accountability, and profitable growth

Travel as dictated by business needs, often 50% to 80% overnight travel throughout North America and supporting Global Clients

Enthusiastically contribute towards industry specific offerings/ thought leadership development.


About you:

You are a born influencer; able to build deep rapport with clients, peers and direct reports. As a leader, you foster a “culture of learning” across globally and culturally inclusive teams. You mentor and coach others, while providing constructive feedback and anticipating future talent gap needs.

Required Qualifications:

External Client Facing Strategy Consulting experience with an emphasis on Business

Operations Consulting

Business capability assessment

Strategic planning

Process improvement

Shared services and sourcing strategy development

Strong critical thinking and analytical skills

Strong attention to detail, time management and follow through

Self-motivated and able to work with little direct supervision

Experience managing mid-to-large sized teams

Ability to lead and direct staff

Experience writing proposals and participating in business development activities

Managing relationships with senior clients and other stakeholders

Leading large and complex teams and business areas

Experience carrying a business development quota for consulting work, ramping up pursuit teams and leading business development pursuits end-to-end

Significant experience leading projects that support clients in strategy development through execution

Possess an MBA or advanced degree in a relevant field

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com at http://www.avanade.com/

Avanade Values:

Our values are shorthand for who we are and what we stand for, and they influence the behaviours and decisions we make each day. At Avanade we’re guided in everything we do by our five core values:

We change things for the better.

We innovate with passion and purpose.

We deliver with excellence.

We believe everyone counts.

We act with integrity and respect.

Our people at https://www.avanade.com/en/careers/life-at-avanade lie at the heart of our vision and values. They’re the source of our digital expertise. They make our success – and our clients’ success – possible.

Requisition ID - 54526

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

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