Manager/Senior Manager - Workplace Technology Advisory

Avanade

Location: Edinburgh, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands

Job Type: Full time

Posted


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 is 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 are not just making business better. We are making life better for our clients and their customers.


If that sounds like you, you sound good to us. Find your next opportunity at Avanade Advisory.

About the role:

As a Senior Manager, Modern Workplace Advisory, you play an integral part in defining Avanade's point of view on the role of technology in shaping workplaces of the future that help our clients deliver great experiences to their people, deliver innovations leveraging the technology ecosystem and empower them to be agile and adaptable in responding to change continuously.


You are an experienced trusted advisor at the CIO / Senior IT Stakeholder levelwith a track record of building relationships and influencing senior stakeholders, shaping technology strategy and priorities for a modern workplace, and leading teams to deliver technology blueprints, roadmaps and assessments.


You also understand how to embed technology into business, people and operations conversations to help clients take a strategic view on transformation goals and technology investments.


You directly manage work activities and time of professional staff and supervise work of large or small teams, providing guidance on achieving objectives.

In this role, you will:

Advise clients on shaping and executing Workplace technology strategy that drives business growth, great people experiences and continuous transformation. You will work with account teams to shape, sell and coordinate the delivery of propositions that address client challenges in the areas of workplace strategy, workplace transformation, business process optimisation andsecure collaboration. You will also have the chance to:

  • Support Modern Workplace Practice Leadership on client engagements, responsible for the project management and associated deliverables.
  • Develop and evolve future focused workplace and organisation transformation strategies propositions and solutions.
  • Support the identification, development, selling and implementation of workplace experience propositions in response to market demand and digital trends.
  • Assist senior team members with sales efforts including development of client proposals and pitch mechanics. Delivering sales presentations to clients and responding to RFPs.
  • Work with senior stakeholders to qualify business drivers, agree the optimum approach and developpragmatic, deliverable and sustainable solutions and roadmaps that allows client to address their business needs and leverage the best value out of their investments

Your skills:

  • 6+ years of consulting or advisory experience with a focus on client workplace and secure collaboration strategies.
  • Experience selling large, integrated workplace solutions, and the associated organisational/business change as a sales leader.
  • Experience with defining high level enterprise digital (business and technology) architectures to support transformation strategy recommendations
  • Experience in providing outstanding insights from a range of industry experience to help guide clients on how to evolve and develop their employee propositions, changes to business processes and ways of working
  • Workplace solution experience should cover one or more of the following:
              • Solution and architecture blueprints
              • Operating model and organisation design
              • Secure collaboration systems design
              • Solutions for network enabled co-creation and innovation
              • Task and/or process automation and augmentation
              • Business impacts considerations and mitigations

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. 


You’ve got this!