Group Manager, Data Platform Modernization Architect




Beijing, China


Position summary

About the role:

As the Data Platform Modernization Architect, Group Manager, you carry the overall accountability for performance and growth of this offering. You’ll partner with other architect to define and implement a strategy for offering identification and investments. In this role, you’ll serve as the “face” of the offering both internally and externally, supporting pre-sales, tailoring, sales and delivery, as well as management of capability and capacity. In addition, connect globally with offering alliance partners, including Accenture and Microsoft.

Your main responsibility is to drive the Data Platform Modernization offering. Day-to-day, you will:

·       Lead pre-sales, solution planning and solution design efforts for sales pursuits related to the Data Platform Modernization offering

·       Lead and contribute towards effective delivery to clients, including project mobilization, delivery innovation and quality assurance

·       Educate, enable and coach account teams to position Data Platform Modernization offerings with clients

·       Enable and empower your global Data Platform Modernization offering team members to support you in implementing the global offering plan

·       Drive our partner relationships including those with Microsoft and Accenture at the offering level

·       Oversee and as necessary, review deals according to deal approval matrix

·       Monitor contract performance with delivery leads to surface issues and contribute to resolutions as well as manage escalation of key staffing and coordinate across geographies to meet delivery commitments

·       Identify high-priority solution areas within the offering and help prioritize internal investment initiatives

·       Travel as required by the business

About you

You are business technology executive looking for a challenge in the exciting domain of Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence. You have experience in growing and leading a medium to large scale, international business technology services organization with a history of developing Data & Analytics solutions to deliver impactful business and client outcomes. As a business leader, you also have a track record in selling and delivering Data & Analytics solutions to clients. You have excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, with experience of leading a high-growth, high-demand, top talent global team.

In addition, your professional skillset likely includes:

·       Pre-sales, solutioning or delivery background in Data Management, Business intelligence & Analytics including experience of providing architectural direction for solutions

·       Consulting experience with a passion for driving Data & Analytics solutions and leading through advisory including Data Governance, Data Analytics strategy & Roadmap

·       Experience with BI & Analytics tools like Microsoft SQL Server, SSIS/SSRS/SSAS, Power BI, QlikSense, Tableau, SAS, Cognos, SAP-BO etc.

·       Experience in Cloud based Data Management & Analytics solutions, preferably on Microsoft Azure like Azure Data Lake, Stream Analytics, CosmosDB, Azure Synapse, Azure Databricks, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Purview, and Azure Data Factory (ADF), Azure SQL, Polybase

·       Successful business development and market making within a diverse customer portfolio and complex channel management

·       Building impactful partnerships with ecosystem of partners including organizations of a scale, complexity and sophistication similar to Accenture and Microsoft

·       Demonstrated managerial, leadership and effective peer teaming expertise in large, multinational, organizations with globally distributed teams

·       Ability to achieve through influence and effective navigation of matrixed organizations

You likely possess a Bachelor's degree in a business or technology-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree or MBA is strongly preferred, particularly technical (IT, engineering, or related). You have 15 years or more relevant business technology leadership experience, including solution sales, creation, delivery and business management, and around 10 years of demonstrated people and/or business leadership experience, particularly within a consultancy.

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.  Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers.  Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 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

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