Senior Consultant / Consultant - Workplace Experience Advisory
Location: Edinburgh, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands
Job Type: Full time
Want to create value with digital and turn your ideas into human impact? So do we.
There’s one in every group—the person who dreams big and has the motivation to bring their ideas to life, even as others might roll their eyes and prefer to play it safe. Are you that person? One who isn’t afraid to break the mould and who gets inspired by the power of digital to transform organisations and ways of working? Because we are building teams of people like that to help our clients unlock the power they need now and own what’s next.
At Avanade Advisory, we are breaking apart the traditional process of setting strategies and goals first, then finding technologies to achieve them. In the digital age, there’s no time for that linear process. We partner with clients to accelerate value from digital innovation by being bold, imaginative – and fast. We think big and deliver personally. We passionately challenge, inspire, and support our clients and each other.
Want the agility and energy of a start-up, backed by the resources of Accenture, Microsoft and the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT Sloan School of Management? Here you will find a team of people who thrive on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organisations around the world. Ultimately, we’re not just making business better. We’re making life better for our clients, their customers, and our own employees.
If that sounds like you, you sound good to us. Find your next opportunity at Avanade Advisory.
About the role:
By joining our Modern Workplace Advisory practice, you will be joining a leader in digital, workplace, and employee experience transformation. We are recognised for providing insightful Microsoft eco-system enabled solutions and applying innovative digital studio experiences to complex business problems. You will work in a fast-paced environment that is ground breaking, collaborative and encouraging of your personal and professional development. Our track record of commercial success and our growth ambition will provide you with a fantastic platform for your career.
As a Consultant/Senior Consultant, you will collaborate with senior leadership and participate on engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how technology enables a variety of business outcomes. You’ll possess exceptional analytical, interpersonal and creative thinking capabilities. You’ll be ambitious, enterprising and personable, possessing outstanding leadership qualities, that allows you to assume a substantive role in the Advisory Practice with an ability to scale over time.
In this role, you will:
Focus on providing advisory and implementation insights and services to help clients realise meaningful business growth through workplace and employee experience transformation. You'll work with account teams to shape and coordinate the delivery of propositions that address client challenges in the areas of employee experience strategy and transformation, employee analytics and insights, employee value proposition modernisation, workforce transformation, culture change and physical workplace design. You will also have the chance to:
- Develop employee and team centric experiences (using data driven insights) that have parity with, or are better than, customer experiences to drive innovation, efficiency and retention of top talent at scale.
- Develop and evolve future focused workforce and organisation transformation strategies propositions and solutions.
- Drive cultural and operating model change as part of the transition to a high-performing, employee-centric modern workplace.
- Identify trends and strategies for Modern Workplace solutions to meet client business, financial and technical objectives.
- Conduct detailed analyses/interviews to understand and explain client problems and utilise standard consulting engagement practices such as facilitation, interviewing, gap analysis, etc., and provide input for workshops and support clients in service delivery transformation.
- Identify, develop and document issues, perform analysis, draw conclusions and formulate strategic recommendations.
- Assist senior team members with sales efforts including development of client proposals and pitch mechanics.
- 3+ years of consulting or advisory experience with a focus on client workplace and employee experience strategies.
- Interfacing with executive level clients, assessing client’s goals and objectives and the ability to translate ideas into strategic and practical solutions.
- Experience delivering large, integrated workplace / employee experience solutions, and the associated organisational/cultural change. Workplace solution experience should cover one or more of the following:
- Digital platform to promote staff and supplier/partner engagement
- Culture change centred on innovation and/or digital
- Operating model and organisation design
- Workforce analytics and development of predictive models
- Solutions for network enabled co-creation and innovation
- Digitally enabled knowledge and expert connections
- Task and/or process automation and augmentation
- Hyper-personalised learning, goal planning and performance management
- Aptitude for critical and analytical thinking as well as the capacity to accept out-of-the box solutions.
What we offer you:
Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee stock purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay.