Senior Data & AI Business Consultant


Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


A Business Consultant at Avanade is comfortable working across strategy and delivery-focussed work, leveraging their problem-solving experience to act as a force multiplier in our data-driven client engagements across multiple industry verticals.

This role requires exceptional interpersonal skills as you engage with technical and business stakeholders equally - executives through to operational roles - to help understand and define business problems, design solutions and roadmaps, and drive projects from inception (or impasse!) to successful implementation and/or live service.

Responsibilties include:

  • Ability to work on and lead different styles of engagements such as product development, technical delivery and advisory
  • Effectively work in or lead diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
  • Working with clients to understand, define and quantify the benefits and opportunities of better leveraging their data and technologies
  • Solving key client business problems and challenges by framing the problem, developing a vision, and building a roadmap to deliver
  • Lead the engagement of stakeholders through workshops and interviews, and able to design and execute a variety of facilitation and negotiation techniques
  • Builds a trusted advisor relationship with clients, working with them on developing long-term strategies around data and technology and helping bring them to fruition
  • Developing industry specific Intellectual Property to support cross-platform consulting solutions
  • Supporting business development through the sales cycle with new clients and developing commercial opportunities in existing engagements and clients
  • Going beyond standard duties and responsibilities to champion small details, spot opportunities and add extra value for our clients
  • Proactively coaches Avanade and client team members when appropriate

Experience Profile:

You are the type of person who might enjoy:

  • Thinking broader than just the question or problem being presented
  • Seeking out problems, and distilling them into digestible concepts
  • Operating in detail, without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • Capable of identifying the true pain points within a client’s initial ask
  • Working in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Aligning and influencing people to gain a consensus
  • Being inquisitive and curious about new technologies

You might have had the following experience:

  • Significant experience working in a professional services company or as an applied knowledge worker
  • An interesting data, advanced analytics, data science, technology, and business intelligence background
  • Have a strong core consulting skillset: problem solving, framing complex ideas, and thinking strategically
  • Experience working with clients to solve key data and technology challenges by providing actionable recommendations
  • Be a force multiplier within our multi-disciplinary delivery teams, by identifying strengths and capabilities of each member and helping them execute
  • Capable of fulfilling a Project Manager or Scrum Master role on smaller engagements
  • Expert level business writing and communication skills

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