United Kingdom



Area of expertise:

Human Resources

Job Description

At Avanade we want to get bigger and better, and we want our people to feel inspired, cared for and confident so they show up feeling appreciated, do their best work, and want to stay with us. As a business HR team, we are aligned to our client groups across the globe. We are like the account manager or client executive for our external customers. We diagnose needs and bring the right HR capability to the table to problem solve. We help connect the wider HR organization with the business.

Your Work
As the Europe Academy Program Manager on the Business HR Team, you will be a strategic resource responsible for helping us build a future-ready workforce at Avanade. You will manage Europe learning projects through robust projects and change management skills, tools, and practices. By enabling Europe Talent academies, you are helping to close supply-demand gaps from a capability and solution area lens by strengthening our abilities to build employee skills and abilities. The Europe Academy Program Manager coordinates specific processes and delivery activities to ensure they are executed efficiently and effectively.

Your Community
You will work closely with various teams inside and outside of Avanade, including operational teams in Avanade’s Advanced Technology Center, HR, Business Stakeholders, Procurement Leads and vendors, as well as the Global Learning and Development team.

We remove barriers to entry so we can expand our talent pools and provide more opportunities for all to thrive at Avanade. Together, we will position Avanade as an award-winning destination for top talent, that is future ready and truly diverse.

Your Experience
You have been successful in managing multiple projects at the same time with attention to detail. You possess an interest in strategic process design and employee experience and believe both are essential to continue to elevate the employee experience.

You likely possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree with 2+ years in HR, Business Management, Industrial—Organizational Psychology or other related fields. Have worked in a virtual and dispersed team environment. Partnered with individuals across all levels of an organization. Work independently and manage ambiguity, leveraging cross-team resources when needed. Proven experience with design, development, and implementation of sustainable large-scale programs.

Your Skills
Strong project/program management through tracking and follow through with an emphasis on Change Management. Robust understanding of Delivery Management principles. Proven ability to understand the business context, identify key issues, and apply your knowledge to drive solutions. Strong stakeholders focus and consultative approach exhibiting a strong partnership mindset. Experience in managing large complex projects/programs along with an ability to multi-task in an agile, growth mindset environment. Demonstrated capability to work well in a team and independently in a fully remote role. Knowledge of the following frequently used tools is extremely beneficial: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and PowerBI.

What we offer you
Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee stock purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at