Manager/Group Manager - Data/AI/Analytics Strategy

Boston, MA, United States
Posted 13 days ago
Main Location
Seattle, WA, United States
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Avanade is seeking Manager to expand its Data/AI/Analytics Advisory capabilities. You will support engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how technology enables a wide range of business outcomes. You must possess exception analytical, interpersonal and creative thinking capabilities. You will need to be entrepreneurial, enterprising and personable, possessing exceptional leadership qualities, that allows you to assume a critical role in the Advisory Practice with an ability to scale over time.The deliverables in this role will be of a Strategic nature rather than a software or technology architecture deliverable.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Operating with senior client executives (C-levels, VPs, Directors), you will assist our clients in successfully defining their Data and Analytics/ Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Transformation Initiatives, Investments and Operating Models to support their business priorities.

You will target initiatives to specific industries domains and at driving business value now and solving our client’s challenges by virtue of intelligent AI and advanced analytics techniques to realize the promise of building an intelligent business eco-system.

As a successful Manager, you will:

Support the delivery of a broad range of Data, Analytics, RPA and AI related Strategy / Advisory engagements

Identify and leverage approaches, appropriate tools and methodologies

Possess deep understanding of trends and strategies for identifying solutions to meet client business, financial and technical objectives

Conduct detailed analyses to understand and explain client problems and utilize standard consulting management skills such as facilitation, interviewing, gap analysis, etc.

Identify, develop and document issues, perform analysis, draw conclusions and formulate strategic recommendations

Lead the design and delivery of Data/ Business Intelligence/ AI and automation solutions advisory engagements involving strategy, roadmap and longer-term COE models (Operating models)

Conduct quick value discovery engagements in Data & AI to identify applicable industry use-cases, help clients understand the effort, potential benefits, technology requirements and develop an opportunity prioritization matrix

Lead strategy engagements with clients to create clear and actionable strategic roadmaps and supporting business cases that both delineate a broader end-game, while also prioritizing quick wins with near-term measurable impact

Actively develop and maintain client relationships at senior levels

Enthusiastically contribute towards industry specific offerings

Demonstrate thought leadership to advise clients on Data/Analytics, AI and automation strategy and detailed use cases development by industry

Develop the intellectual capital of the practice by publication of domain-relevant points of view and white papers

Actively contribute to the creation of client proposals for consulting and/or transformation engagements focused on Data/Analytics/ AI and automation

Monitor technology trends and raise awareness of capabilities and innovations in selected domains of expertise

Support the practice with depth of experience and expertise in the following domains: automation, machine learning, deep learning, advanced analytics, data science, data aggregation & visualization

Required Skills & Experience:

6+ years of Management Consulting experience from a top management or IT professional services firm

Demonstrated experience interfacing with executive level clients

Willingness to travel 80% domestically

Previous experience working on multiple Advisory / Strategy workstreams/engagements in a highly matrixed external client facing environment, with Talent & Project & Budget Management responsibilities

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 thinker, highly flexible and willing to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Experience discussing a wide range of strategic imperatives across functional, operational and technological issues

Practical Business Architecture experience (business / operation models, personas, process modelling)

Understanding of the Data/ Analytics strategy and COE definition; AND/OR;

Understanding of the Artificial Intelligence space, and the ethical themes for AI such as usage and effectiveness, fairness, transparency, or privacy

Bachelor’s degree in related field, MBA preferred

Preferred 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/ Manufacturing/ Utilities/ Media/ Communications/Supply Chain/Business Applications)

Best of Breed Working methodologies (Agile, DevOps)

Data & Business Intelligence Strategy, Insight and Analytics (leveraging Microsoft technologies)

RPA/ Automation Strategy & Roadmap

AI Strategy & Roadmap

COE Setup and Operationalization Plan (Analytics, RPA, AI)

Data & AI maturity assessment

Process Re-Engineering, Transformation and Adoption

  • Sound knowledge in Strategy development involving areas such as Data Architecture, Data Hubbing / Integration, Data Modeling, Data Governance & Management, Data Quality, Data Security, Reporting & Analytics, BI Governance, BI Self-Service ; AND/OR
  • Natural Language Processing, Image Recognition, Voice Recognition, Robotics, Automation, Knowledge Graphs & Semantic Search, Genetic / Evolutionary Algorithms, Chatbots & Intelligent Virtual Agents, Recommender Systems, Fuzzy Logics
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