Future : Consultant/Senior Consultant, IT Strategy
Avanade Inc.
Toronto, ON, CA
1d ago
source : PostJobFree

Want to create new 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 mold and who gets passionate about the power of digital to transform organizations and ways of working?

Because we are building teams of people like that to help our clients seek and 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 believe big and deliver personally. We relentlessly challenge, encourage, and support our clients and each other.Do you desire 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 ground breaking results for leading organizations around the globe.

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.

Role overview : Avanade is seeking a Consultant / Senior Consultant to expand its advisory capabilities. You will participate on IT Strategy engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical mentorship on how technology enables a wide range of business outcomes.

You must possess exceptional analytical, interpersonal and creative thinking capabilities. You will need to be results-oriented, enterprising and personable, possessing outstanding leadership skills, that allows you to assume a meaningful role in the Advisory Practice with an ability to scale over time.

Key role responsibilities : Collaborating with Avanade’s management team and other senior client executives, you will assist our clients in efficiently defining their technology strategy, investments and operating models to support their business priorities.

As a successful Consultant / Senior Consultant, you will : * Conduct detailed analyses to understand and explain client problems and utilize standard consulting leadership skills such as facilitation, interviewing, gap analysis, etc.

  • Identify, develop and document issues, perform analysis, draw conclusions and formulate strategic recommendations, with assistance with management team members* Craft and build clear and substantial strategic roadmaps and supporting business cases that both delineate a broader end-game, while also prioritizing quick wins with near-term measurable impact* Identify and bring to bear, approaches, appropriate tools and methodologies* Enthusiastically contribute towards industry specific offerings / thought leadership development* Participate in sales efforts including development of client proposals and pitch mechanics while training others in sales, RFP responses and go-to-market strategiesRequired skills & experience : * Previous work experience, with at least 3+ years of Management Consulting experience from a top management or IT professional services firm* Tolerance to travel up to 80% domestically.
  • Previous experience working on workstreams / engagements in a highly matrixed external client facing environment* Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills* Aptitude for critical and analytical thinking as well as the capacity to accept out-of-the box solutions* Autonomous, positive problem solver, highly flexible and willing to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team* Experience discussing multi faceted strategic imperatives across functional, operational and technological issues* Bachelor’s degree in related field, MBA preferredPreferred experience and skills : The following skills and capabilities are central to the role, depending on Service Area expertise : * Cross-sector and functional experience highly desirable (Financial Services / Healthcare / Life Sciences / Retail / Manufacturing / Utilities / Media / Communications / Supply Chain / Business Applications)* IT / Technology industry understanding and / or experience* Digital Strategy and Transformation, Customer Experience Strategy and Experience Design* Emerging Technology Strategy and Assessments (RPA, Blockchain, AI / Bots, AR / VR, etc.
  • Cloud Transformation Assessments (Microsoft Azure preferred)* Best of Breed Working methodologies (Agile, DevOps)* Data & Business Intelligence Strategy, Insight and Analytics (using Microsoft technologies)Important Note about this Future Opportunity : We are actively recruiting and interviewing for this Future Opportunity’ position, however will not be extending offers at the present time.

    The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has created uncertainty for many, and during this period Avanade is focused on the personal safety and well-being of our employees and candidates.

    The good news is that Avanade is a 38,000-person organization that depends on new ways of working every day and we’ve been relying on our workplace experience to empower our employees - wherever they’re working - for 20 years now.

    Thanks to our workplace platforms - the likes of Office 365, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and more - we’ve been able to continue delivering work seamlessly and connecting with talent to explore opportunities for tomorrow.

    What does that mean for you? It means you can apply and interview virtually, via video, for a future career opportunity without pressure to make a decision.

    It means that you will have the chance to connect with leaders and hiring managers at your own pace.We encourage you to speak candidly with your recruiter about your career aspirations and expectations throughout this recruiting process.

    In return, we are committed to being transparent with you about our intent and goals around this position.Employment TransparencyAvanade 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, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

    The EEO is the Law poster is available hereand poster supplement is available hereThe Pay Transparency Policy is available hereAvanade is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to Avanade at or call and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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