Advisory | Organisational Change Management, Consultant/Senior Consultant


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

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 is passionate about 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 ambitious, imaginative – and fast. We think big and deliver personally. We relentlessly 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 and their customers.

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

What the Organisational Change Management (OCM) team does:

We work with clients in helping them deliver people driven transformation and change in their business and organisations. We do this by providing a range of advisory and hands on services in helping them identify the opportunities for change, plan for how they will realise value from itinconsidering and leveragingtheir people at every stage of the journey and delivering and embedding sustainable change and transformative outcomes.

OCM plays a key role as part of our broader Advisory practice in working alongside our colleagues inenablingclients to maximise the value from their investment in technology. Working across a wide cross-section of sectors and industries and on scenariosincluding M&A, back office, and workplace transformation, and designing andexecuting strategy.

What this role is about:

We are looking for a Consultant to join the OCM practice. As a Consultant you will be hands-on and often embedded with our clients in supporting them and acting as trusted advisor on their change and transformation journeys. You will be working as part of a team or alongside more senior colleagues in:

  • helping clients shape their transformation plans, in identifying the opportunity for change, the value drivers that will make it successful, and shaping into their roadmap for change

  • providing hands-on programme and changemanagement capabilities on large-scale transformation and change programmes for our varied clients

  • leadingorcoordinating relevant workstreams

  • helping setthe vision, right culture and behaviours, and pace and momentum for change in that business or organisation

  • supporting the design, implementation, and management of transformation offices and the supporting infrastructure, in overseeing and directing change and transformation

  • develop and drive the deployment of delivery-based infrastructure and collateral including change and programme plans, risk, issues, actions assumption and dependencies (RAIDAA).

  • defining critical paths based on a clear understanding of the capacity and readiness for change and the inter-dependencies between workstreams and projects

  • providinginsights and analysis on the performance and progress of projects, including critical success factors, scenario planning, and value creation

  • providingclients with value-add inputs and advise in facilitatingdecision making and informing thinking and plans

You will also play an important role alongside the OCM leadership and broader Avanade organisation in helping shape and deliver our strategy and wider ambitions and plans for growth by:

  • maintaining oversight and awareness of the commercial aspects of our projects and wider practice activity in assuring the best outcomes for Avanade

  • developing and fostering positive relationships with our clients and wider external network in a trusted advisorcapacity

  • building your brand. Through internal and external networkingand creating opportunities for collaboration and growth

  • taking full accountability for ensuring compliance with our quality and risk management processes. Operating with the highest degree of integrity, being mindful of potential risks and issues, and proactively flagging or addressing these

  • supporting marketing and business development activity in contributing to proposals and pitch documents, to leading on creating insights, market analysis, and thought leadership

What we are looking from you:

We want someone who will be capable of and invested in driving real value and successfuloutcomes for our clients. While also taking a proactive role in developing and evolving themselves and others, andinputting as to how we can add even more value across our markets and clients.

Some of the knowledge areas, skills, experience, and behaviours we would like you to bring are below. This is not an exhaustive list. Conversely, nor do you need to have all of these. We are interested in meeting with bright and talented people that are interested in doing work that matters and making a real impact for our clients, teams, and thecommunities we form part of. As a Consultant you will be constantly learning and developing and will have all the supports around you and opportunities to make this happen.

  • 3-5 years' experience of supporting the delivery of change and transformation projects, either within industry or a consultancy

  • Working knowledge and experience across different sectors and industries and the various scenarios and drivers creating the need for change

  • Understanding change in the broader organisational context and the ability to provide a functional lens based on capability in areas such as Finance, HR, and / or Operations

  • Involvement on the development and delivery ofchangeand transformationstrategies, associated implementation plans, business cases, and operating and governance structures for large scale transformation and change programmes. Including target operating model design, organisational design and reorganisation, cost base rationalisation, and strategy development and mobilisation

  • Excellent PowerPoint and visual presentation development skills. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal as you will be in continuous contact with clients

  • Business and data analysis skillset in extracting and capturing requirements or processes and converting in to constructs, analysis, and value driven insights

  • Facilitation of workshops and meetings, disseminating information gathered into clear outputs

  • Ability to take initiative and self-manage, with a ‘can do’ attitude, ability to cope with tight deadlines and work under pressure

  • Resilient, empathetic, respectful, and inclusive of all others and their voices and opinions

  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of geopolitical environment and societal macroeconomic events and emerging developments, and the impacts these may have in creating the opportunity for and need for change

What’s in it for you:

  • Career development and progression opportunities supported by aleadershipteamwho are invested in seeing you grow and achieveyourambitions

  • An attractive salary and on-target compensation plan

  • Working alongside subject matter experts and thought leaders in a range of capability areas, in supportingorganisations and businesses in tackling real-world and complexchallenges across the globe with innovative thinking, approaches, and a world leading toolkit

  • Ability to acquirecertifications and receive training and development in various disciplinesfrom programme and change management, to leadership and coaching, to technology

You’ve got this!