Avanade Inc. Growth & Strategy - Sr. Manager / Director (Seattle office location) in Seattle, Washington

Director Growth and Strategy

Talent Community: Advisory, Growth and Strategy

Job location: Seattle preferred / US

About the role:

As a Director, Growth & Strategy, you will be responsible for leading strategy development across a range of businesses and geographies within Avanade. You will help define and drive the overall strategy for growth, and help transition those strategies into concrete plans for implementation. Additionally, you will often be at the forefront of leading the initial implementation efforts. The role will provide the opportunity to work with Avanade’s senior leadership on a variety of different topics. The role will also enable the successful candidate to transition to other parts of the business to continue their career development

Day to day you will:

  • Lead strategy development efforts for key consulting practices, functions and geographies

  • Interact with senior leadership and subject matter experts within Avanade, Accenture and Microsoft, as well as external research analysts

  • Analyze internal and external research to develop recommendations

  • Present and defend options and recommendations to senior executives and other high-level stakeholders and decision-makers

  • Define success factors and critical milestones for strategic initiatives

  • Coordinate the initial implementation and handoff of key initiatives and plans to relevant field and functional stakeholders

  • Support and mentor junior colleagues on projects

  • Create and implement work plans for assigned projects to support Avanade’s objectives

  • Support the translation of group strategy into objectives and work plans

  • Coordinate work across different workstreams, processes, and/or projects


Your Likely experience:

10 + years of experience in a global business strategy and/or consulting environment

3+ years in a Management or People Leadership role

In addition, your skillset likely includes:

  • Experience in strategy development

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong organization and coordination skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work individually and in teams

  • Ability to lead, mentor, and coach team members

  • High confidence in own judgment

  • Ability to work with high and extreme latitude in determining focus and approach to work objectives; comfort with ambiguity

Likely Education:

MBA preferred. Bachelor's degree in International Business, Strategic Management, Business Analytics or related degree or equivalent experience

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 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Learn more at www.avanade.com at http://www.avanade.com/

At Avanade, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people can be the best at what they do. We are proud be among leading organizations who are taking a stand for gender equity, both in and outside the workplace. This includes teaming with like-minded partners who are as passionate as we are about strengthening the role of women in the workplace, including Women in Technology International, Anita Borg Institute and Catalyst.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected disabled or Vietnam Era Veteran, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Requisition ID - 52486

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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