United Kingdom



Area of expertise:

Human Resources

Job Description

Together we go beyond.

At Avanade, we have a bold ambition to be the world’s leading digital innovator, making a genuine human impact for our clients, our people and our communities. We combine entrepreneurial thinking with the strength and reach of our Microsoft and Accenture heritage, and we harness the power of our diverse backgrounds to create a community of exceptional talent. If you’re ready to join 44,000+ professionals in 25 countries who are passionate, collaborative and agile, Avanade is the right place for you. Because we believe that our capacity to learn is limitless and the future is ours to create. Together we go beyond.

Do you want your talent to make a difference in the world? So do we.

Avanade is embarking on a multiyear sales transformation as part of a wider CEO-led company-wide business transformation to dramatically grow Avanade across multiple corporate metrics such as sales, revenue, profit and market share. The transformation includes creating a high performing sales function with a refreshed sales operating model with a clear identity, career model, modern tools and systems to support a growing sales force to deliver exceptional results in a supportive, inclusive and rewarding work environment. 

As a Business HR Advisor supporting both Global Sales and Corporate Functions, you will split your time leading/supporting efforts to drive Avanade’s people agenda and enabling our talent strategy under the direction of the Business HR Leads for Global Sales and Corporate Functions. You will be responsible for key HR/people initiatives and processes, including employee inquiries, communications, onboarding, culture building, as well as general resource administration. You will interpret HR policies, programs, and procedures and act as a liaison to other teams such as payroll, benefits, and recruiting. You will also provide program management support to the Business HR Lead, which may include: employee relations, performance management, professional development, compensation, budgeting, scheduling, and inclusion and diversity.

Day-to-day you will:
  • Support Business HR Leads in execution of Avanade HR strategy
  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate HR program efforts, under the supervision of Business HR Leads (i.e. Performance Management, Talent Development, Compensation, etc)
  • Support Global Sales Transformation activities, including report generation, analysis, developing content to be shared with Steering Committee
  • Support Go Orange onboarding and employee engagement programs to maximize retention
  • Contribute to the creation of HR policies and programs through participation in special projects and tasks forces
  • Provide technical advice and knowledge to others within the human resources discipline
  • Focus on continuous improvement of HR programs, policies, practices and processes
  • Provide reporting and analytics to support data-driven people decisions, set HR priorities, and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Manage and update HR systems
  • Advisor/Generalist background in employee relations, performance management, compensation/benefits, HR administration, onboarding, and recruitment
  • Demonstrated success in delivering employee programs that impacted/improved the success of an organization/department
  • Expert knowledge of applicable employment laws
  • You likely possess a bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, Psychology, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience; Master's degree preferred; SPHR/PHR certification preferred
  • You likely have about 2-6 years of professional experience in a Human Resources role
  • Experience within professional services or technology industries is preferred
  • Behavioral Competencies Required:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with staff at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to take initiative with little or no supervision
  • Maintains a positive outlook
  • Works constructively under pressure
  • Works successfully in a team environment and embraces and cultivates an inclusive culture
  • Responds resourcefully when challenges arise
  • Accepts responsibility for actions
  • Adaptability for learning and change
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships
  • Sound judgment, tact, integrity and professional
  • Ability to exceed customer expectations
  • Solid organization, decision making and time management skills

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our 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