• Practice Lead for Software Engineering - The Netherlands Amsterdam
  • Avanade in Amsterdam, , Netherlands
  • jobs
  • 4 days ago

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Practice Lead Software Engineering for the Netherlands


Avanade's growth engines, Technology, Avanade X, and Advisory BG, develop solutions for client needs. Practices within these groups build capabilities, attract talent, manage deployment, and create assets to reduce costs. The Software Engineering Practice, focuses on implementing digital solutions, prioritizing analysis, design, building, and maintenance using modern engineering practices and latest technology.

Come join us:

The Practice Lead - Software Engineering is a pivotal role that blends market, sales and solutioning, people, and delivery excellence. This role owns the strategy that ensures the Country Practice has the right capabilities to seize market advantage and is responsible for driving business growth, supporting sales development and conversion, solutioning and delivery, and practice strategy, in addition to people, capability, and community development. This role is accountable for ensuring the... practice provides sales, solutioning, and delivery support to client accounts and Integrated Go-to-Market Lines of Business and Plays.

This role is accountable for ensuring the country practice has the right capabilities, skillsets, and certifications required to deliver client work both today and tomorrow. It is accountable to create a community with common objectives, build culture, and ensures the employee value proposition is brought to life across the country. In addition to relationships with clients and the practice community, this role collaborates with business leaders in the Country from other practices, Solution Areas (SA), Business Groups (BG), Integrated Go-to-Market (IGTM), Sales, Client Service Leads, Delivery & Solutioning, and internal partners from Human Resources, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, Skills, Learning and Development, etc. to be successful.

This role reports to the relevant region (France/Belgium and the Netherlands) Practice Lead and has collaboration relationship to the Country SA Lead.

What you'll do :
• Practice Leadership & Growth:
• Define & implement country practice strategy
• Manage team aligned with plans & KPIs
• Build strong relationships for growth
• Sales, Solutioning, & Delivery:
• Proactively identify sales opportunities
• Provide expert solutioning support
• Extend client relationships & enhance experience
• Create & Evolve Practice Assets:
• Develop localized assets & solutions
• Provide feedback for selling & delivery needs
• Communicate trends for asset evolution
• Attract, Develop, & Retain Talent:
• Implement holistic talent plan
• Ensure skill development & career pathways
• Manage Deployment of Practitioners:
• Align workforce needs with leaders
• Ensure right capabilities & resolve challenges

Skills and experiences:
• Likely has 10+ years' relevant experience designing, selling, and leading client engagements with a MS component
• Strong leadership, communication skills, client presence and focus, and the ability to influence executive stakeholders and clients
• Experience growing and leading a profitable technology consulting practice in a Country
• Deep experience in understanding client needs and selling and delivering assets and solutions
• Experience shaping and developing people skills/capabilities of a large team
• Strong communication skills in Dutch and English

About you:

Characteristics that can spell success for this role:
• Strong in leadership and communication, client presence & focus, and the ability to influence stakeholders and clients
• Demonstrates and is recognized as an eminent thought leader internally (ideally externally as well) in their practice
• Ability to build organizational culture, drive employee engagement and I&D, reduce attrition and attract top talent
• Market-focused with a growth mindset
• Collaborate efficiently in a matrixed organization to achieve local and regional goals

Enjoy your career

Some of the best things about working at Avanade :
• Opportunity to work for Microsoft's Global Alliance Partner of the Year (14 years in a row), with exceptional development and training (minimum 80 hours per year for training and paid certifications)
• Real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally
• Dedicated career advisor to encourage your growth
• Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you

Find out more about some of our benefits [1] here.

A great place to work

As you bring your skills and abilities to Avanade, you'll get distinctive experiences, limitless learning, and ambitious growth in return. As we continue to build our diverse and inclusive culture, we become even more innovative and creative, helping us better serve our clients and communities. You'll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor, and guide you, and to lean on your expertise. You get a company purpose-built for business-critical, leading-edge technology solutions, committed to improving the way humans work, interact, and live. It's all here, so take a closer look!

We work hard to provide an inclusive, diverse culture with a deep sense of belonging for all our employees. Visit our [2] Inclusion & Diversity page.

Create a future for our people that focuses on

• Expanding your thinking
• Experimenting courageously
• Learning and pivoting

Inspire greatness in our people by

• Empowering every voice
• Encouraging boldness
• Celebrating progress

Accelerate the impact of our people by

• Amazing the client
• Prioritizing what matters
• Acting as one

Learn more

Interested in knowing what's going on inside Avanade? Check out our blogs:

[3] Avanade Insights - exchange ideas that drive tomorrow's innovation


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1. https://www.avanade.com/en/career/benefits
2. https://www.avanade.com/en-us/about-avanade/inclusion-and-diversity
3. https://www.avanade.com/en/blogs/avanade-insights
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