Avanade Inc. Innovation Lead (SP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. We do all the things you would expect from the leading digital innovator – but it’s what you don’t expect that makes us different.

We know work isn’t your only passion, and we place real value in you – your career, your goals, your development and your time away from work – so that you can be your best self. Here you will have access to the latest technology and tools to help you flexibly manage your time and commitments. Our world-class training program will ensure you have the right certifications and market-relevant skills to get ahead, and stay ahead. You will also sharpen your technical and professional skills every day, helping clients transform their business for the digital age.

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Do you wake up every day inspired to innovate? So do we.

You are passionate about the constant cycle for innovation, especially its ability to disrupt business and industry around the world. We’ll recognize your drive and give you the freedom to generate and execute on new ideas, then tell the story.

About you

You’re a creative business thinker and an inspiring storyteller. Although your ideas tend to be a couple steps ahead of others, you enjoy influencing and negotiating to bring others along the journey with you. And after you introduce current and prospective clients to Avanade’s capabilities as an innovator and implementer, you leverage those successes and relationships to cement our reputation as their trusted innovation partner.

About the job

As a Innovation Manager, you bring our global innovation architecture to life as a priority for our business and our clients reporting direct to our area Technology Innovation Officer. Internally, you’ll advise leadership teams in the development, production, and promotion of innovative ideas. Externally, you’ll sell the story our past achievements, present focus and future potential in delivering results for our clients and their customers through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.

Day-to-day, you will:

Accelerate innovation-led conversations and sales with our clients, including innovation and design thinking workshops and other client experiences to demonstrate our capabilities and offerings

Serve as the ‘voice of innovation’ within your region, developing thought leadership around our approach to innovation for our business and for our clients

Should your Region have one, you curate and own the innovation demonstrations and client experiences within one of our Digital Innovation Studios

Collaborate with and educate account and sales team to present innovation to target clients, including all stages of the deal pursuit, review and approval

Drive internal innovation efforts, including regional innovation summits, Makeathons, Innovation Contest participation and development of thought leadership points of view

Develop strong relationships with the Microsoft Technology Centers and Accenture Liquid Studios helping to be the glue that connects our client co-innovation network together

Liaison to the global innovation team to ensure we have a complete picture of marketplace trends, client, and ecosystem opportunities

Travel as dictated by business.

Your skills

You are an experienced technology professional, and innovation thought leader with desire to change business outcomes through technology. You’re adept at partnering across a matrixed organization and an ecosystem of partners to bring together the best solutions. You likely possess a Bachelor's degree in Business or technology-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree or MBA is strongly preferred, particularly technical (IT, engineering, or related). In addition, your professional skillset likely includes:

Experience with sales principles and practices, including business development, marketing, and complex channel management

Ability to effectively team with peers in large organizations, including significant experience with off-shore teams and delivery

Strong consulting and project-based background, including assessing and managing the opportunity and risk associated with large scale, complex projects

Polished persuasive writing and public speaking skills to help you advance an idea or key messages

About 5 years of relevant technology business leadership experience, including solution sales, creation, delivery and business management

More than 3 years of demonstrated people and/or business leadership experience, particularly within a consultancy.

Requisition ID - 55965

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.

Category: Innovation and Offering Services

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