Avanade Inc. Manager, Cloud Strategy (EG) in Tokyo, Japan

About the role

Cloud computing plays an increasingly crucial role in all our clients’ technology landscapes. Our Cloud Strategy team creates industry-specific cloud strategies that help Avanade clients work more efficiently, cost-effectively and competitively.

Key Role Responsibilities

Day-to-day you will:

  • Engage with client business stakeholders to understand short and long-term business implications (people, process, systems, change) of proposed or potential cloud strategies

  • Determine critical success factors for solution, and balances client expectations within project constraints to ensure success

  • Lead and conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses, including the timely synthesis of complex data into meaningful insights

  • Assess and develop strategies to mitigate identified strategic risk

  • Identify and address client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships

  • Integrate into client business processes and can effectively work with enterprise customers

  • Provides coaching and career guidance to strategy team members

Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements

Technical Requirements

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of and/or success in professional services roles helping companies address multi-layer, complex client issues in support of cloud strategies

  • Experience in planning and implementing cloud architectures for critical business systems

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge around the end-to-end value chain of IT applications and infrastructure

  • Demonstrates deep understanding of emerging technology trends and commercial offerings in support of those trends

  • Demonstrates thorough aptitude for leading and conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, including the timely synthesis of complex data into meaningful insights

Non-Technical Requirements

  • Excellent Japanese & English written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively convey strategic concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple levels

  • Experience serving as expert consultant to stakeholders, obtaining buy-in and establishing relationships

  • Ability to formulate and present a point of view to technical and business stakeholders

  • Experience with the provision of consulting services in large scale technology projects working effectively with clients and Avanade team members across all levels


Preferred Years of Work Experience

You likely have about 5+ years of Information Technology experience.

Preferred Education Background

You likely possess a Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field; MBA or equivalent preferred.

Preferred Years of Management Experience

3+ years managing complex teams of business and technical resources

Scope of Work

Nature of Work: Creates and implements work plans for assigned projects, programs, and/or clients against established operational objectives; supports translation of group strategy into objectives and work plans.

Scope of Work: Provides operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination.

Complexity: Complex problems that consistently span work domains, requiring considerable judgment of contextual factors.

Discretion: Wide latitude in approach to work, including ability to reshape work plans, guided by professional best practices and domain expertise.

Organizational Impact: Work efforts have significant impact on near- and medium-term Avanade and/or client operations. If client-facing, should contribute to client-relationship and sales outcomes.

Supervision Received: Works independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives. Significant latitude in judgment & approach.

Supervision Provided: Mentors and manages work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; may formally supervise work of project teams. If managing team(s) of more junior employees full-time, then refer to the People & Business Leadership leveling criteria. Often serves as Career Advisor.

Knowledge Applied: Applies advanced knowledge of learned occupation / discipline and strong business operational acumen.

Accountabilities & Metrics

  • Chargeability target

  • Personal goals

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 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.

Requisition ID - 42620

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: Strategy