Avanade Inc. Sr. Cloud Advisory Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts
Growing our Cloud business and presence in the market is a strategic priority for Avanade globally. We currently have a well-defined portfolio of services around Microsoft cloud solutions, so in line with our growth aspirations, we are seeking to expand and strengthen our Cloud capability.
We are looking for an experienced senior advisory or strategy consultants to lead Advisory interactions with our clients focused on Cloud Advisory . Experience working in management or technology consulting organizations is desired. Our Advisory services team helps our clients understand the barriers that hold them back from achieving their strategic imperatives. The projects and initiatives often recommended to drive strategic outcomes lead to considering Cloud technologies to support execution. Working with the broad resources of Avanade, the Cloud Advisor will lead the client through a process of identification, ideation, and planning to establish executable roadmaps. As a member of the Advisory services team, you’ll work on client engagements demonstrate clear understanding of our client’s requirements. The goal is to demonstrate how Avanade can add value, create an understanding of the business value that a shift in technology brings and become a trusted advisor. The advisor should be able to go beyond traditional thinking and best practices to create a unique insight, specific to our client’s transformation, leveraging Avanade’s unique approach and method.
This role will be responsible for driving cloud go-to-market activities. Working regionally by supporting global cloud based solutions and services, this role is pivotal in building and extending Avanade’s reputation and offering as a trusted advisor, in all areas of cloud migration and transformation. Acting as the leader and owner of cloud advisory solutions, evolution, and offerings within their region, the Cloud Advisor with grow our business and offerings on the Microsoft platform.
As an Advisor you will be a key member of CIO Advisory team responsible for:
Helping companies address complex issues in support of strategic change and technology strategies
Assessing the client’s business and emerging technology trends to recommend a transformation of the Strategic Operating Model that drive impactful business outcomes
Work with the approaches and methods that support improved client future-state organizational design and alignment
Mentoring and career managing more junior staff
Developing relationships and maintaining contact with top decision makers at key clients; participate and lead aspects of the proposal development process
Support business development activities such as identification, proposal development, and other pursuit activities at clients while working with the appropriate Avanade resources from other service lines
Develop and sustain trust-based relationships with Directors, Vice Presidents, and C-level executives
Craft influential client communications and deliver with clarity, confidence, and enthusiasm
Sometimes lead the team in delivery of services/completion of deliverables outlined in statement(s) of work while managing and adhering to Avanade engagement management policies
15+ years of management consulting, advisory or professional services with a combination of strategy and technology experience
Strong business acumen across a variety of industries and business functions
Strong leadership skills, including a history of increasing leadership responsibility and career growth
Experience managing client engagements and/or teams within larger programs, including managing day to day interactions with clients and project sponsors
Proven ability to structure work and frame problems
Demonstrated creativity, strategic thinking and analytical problem solving skills
Strong business writing skills with that demonstrate command of horizontal and vertical logic writing style
Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills with audiences of all levels, including senior client leaders
Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments
Demonstrated professional networking and civic and community activities
Readiness to travel to customer location as needed
Bachelor's Degree required, MBA and PHDs desirable
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Requisition ID - 46230
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.