Avanade Inc. Advisory Manager in London, United Kingdom

About our Associate Network

The Associate Network gives Avanade strategic access to high quality, loyal, vetted and reputable market relevant individuals that can promptly respond to client needs. As part of the Associate Network, you will be able to drive results and have access to leading-edge projects. The ideal candidate will have a background in delivering technical consulting services specialising in Microsoft Solutions with emphasis on Exchange products including migrations, Implementation & detailed design focused with some pre-sales; additional work to perform technical audit and health check services for customer environments. The Associate Network focuses on project-based work and is not full time employment.

The Role

The Global Advisory team is responsible for long-term technology strategy and solution development for clients. As part of our Advisory Services practice you’ll make it easier for our clients to beat their competition and find new market opportunities leveraging Avanade’s business, technical and human centred expertise. The Global Advisory team works on a project-based engagement model, that is agile enough to evolve to meet dynamic business requirements, typically within a given Area or Region, Market Unit (MU), Industry or Client.

As a Manager within the Advisory practice you’ll lead client engagements within a business area of Advisory while serving as an expert advisor to both internal and external stakeholders. You will directly manage the work activities and time management of your team, providing guidance on achieving objectives within advisory engagements. Day-to-day, you will:

  • Facilitate workshops and drive requirement gathering and evaluation of client’s business opportunities

  • Scope, plan and deliver projects to an agreed set of business requirements, cost, timescale and quality parameters

  • Translate strategies into actionable deliverables and empower your team to execute on them, while assuming responsibility for the quality of deliverables and overall service delivered to client

  • Partner closely with clients to deepen trust and rapport

  • Mentor, manage and advise Analyst and Consultant-level team members

  • Travel as dictated by business needs.

Qualifications

About you

You enjoy guiding and leading a globally and culturally inclusive team on complex digital and cloud projects. You have strong business acumen, and are able to apply advanced knowledge in relevant technology solutions in the context of clients’ business needs. You desire to train, lead and coach employees in their growth and development. As a manager, you ensure that the client point of view is infused into each phase of the project, while streamlining processes and practices when possible.

Your professional skillset likely includes:

  • Ability to present to C-level and executives comfortably and confidently

  • Rapport building senior level clients and internal stakeholders

  • Desire to train and lead others on your area of expertise

  • Monitoring client and partner satisfaction; taking corrective action as necessary.

You are likely to have around 6 years of experience in project management and implementation of strategy, in addition to around 2 years of managing people and teams.

About Avanade

Our Associate Network is comprised of experienced independent freelancers with specialist knowledge. By joining our network you will gain access to Avanade’s clients, projects, brilliant teams, world-class training and leading-edge technology.

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. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status. Avanade is also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities.

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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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