Area of expertise:

Delivery Management

Job Description

Avanade France

A joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture with Microsoft experts 

A company rewarded by Microsoft as "Partner of the year" for France. 

A mentoring process and career development monitoring with an update every three months on your objectives, your evolution and your well-being in the company with your Career Advisor 

The opportunity to train and certify with a minimum of 80 hours of training per year 

A work/life balance with a homework allowance.  

A budget for the purchase of high-tech equipment 

If you want to know all the benefits, you can follow this link. 

Your role

As a Senior Delivery Lead, Program/Project Management, you will lead large and complex project teams and/or programs and will be accountable for the overall management, planning, and delivery of assigned projects/programs. This role will be responsible for leading client partnership and the successful delivery of the services and corresponding customer satisfaction. Additionally, you will be directly involved in channel development and key sales pursuits. You may also serve as a Career Manager or provide technical expertise and mentorship to colleagues. 

Key Role Responsibilities

Lead the delivery of the contracted solution on the program level at the agreed upon terms, original deal economics, schedule, and quality level.

Manage overall project/program risks, making adjustments as necessary and obtaining buy-in from senior management for critical project plans, commitment and changes.

Oversee and lead development, implementation and maintenance of the Project Work Plan, including approval for the project's estimated schedule, effort, and cost- Manage accurate development and traceability of requirements during project lifecycle.

Provide strategic direction to all change management activities for project or programs.

As appropriate, support clients managing their change enablement processes to drive business value- Ensure understanding of stakeholder goals and expectations, addresses misalignments, monitors the program to meet/exceed the agreed expectations and communicates back to customer.

Provide project leadership to appropriate onshore, offshore and near shore workforces.

Mentor and develop team members and peers. Provide oversight to management of relationships with project or program suppliers and subcontractors.

Develop strategy for control and governance structures to ensure desired outcomes across projects.

Coordinate service levels and agreements and prioritize resources across projects and programs.

Manage delivery portfolio - monitoring, escalating, and resolving delivery issues internally.

Participate in sales pursuits driving the solution planning and deal shaping process that will help drive business value for our customers.

Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements

Demonstrated ability to think and work systematically and logically.

Good understanding of contract terms and interpretation- Demonstrated understanding of key Project/Program Management disciplines (estimating, work planning, contract management, scope management, user acceptance, etc).

Experience in customer expectations management.

Demonstrated experience employing project management methods, tools, techniques.

Working knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies.

In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project and Team Foundation Server (TFS).

Good knowledge of Earned Value reporting.

Other skills and knowledge:

  • Clear and concise oral and written communication
  • Negotiation skills
  • Results oriented / self-directed ability to drive change in unstructured environment
  • Good client interface and presentation skills
  • Good business acumen
  • Time management skills
  • Customer oriented attitude and good interpersonal skills
  • Good people management skills, including ability to lead a team and mentor individuals in career growth
  • Experience managing large complex projects (3M USD) and projects.

Nature of Work

Directs collective work efforts to accomplish strategic goals for given portfolio of projects, programs, and/or clients.

Translates high-level strategy into more localized strategy and operational objectives.

Highly complex problems, often requiring analysis of near-intangible factors, creative solutioning and significant networking to succeed.

Authority to establish standards and shift overall direction of projects and programs in response to functional strategy Organizational.

Work efforts are typically strategic in nature, and may have a lasting, long-term impact on Avanade and/or client operations and strategic direction. If client-facing, should drive client-relationship and sales outcomes. 

Operates with extreme latitude in determining focus and approach to work objectives. 

Mentors and manages work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; may formally supervise work of project teams. If managing team(s) of more junior employees full-time, then refer to the People & Business Leadership leveling criteria. Often serves as Career Advisor.

Applies expert knowledge of a learned occupation / discipline and demonstrable, broad knowledge of business operations and organizational strategy.

Accountabilities & Metrics:

Successful project/program delivery

Customer satisfaction

Sold margin vs. Delivered margin

Schedule variance / schedule performance index (SPI)

Cost variance / cost performance index (CPI)

Percent of project contribution forms completed on-time

Compliance with Policies

You are part of the adventure if...

You likely have a Bachelor's degree in business or technology-related field (or equivalent) with about 10+ years of increasingly diverse and/or complex relevant experience and 6+ years of direct people management experience.

Certifications : Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP certification preferred, but not required.

Recruitement process

The + of Avanade!

We offer our employees a process of mentoring and career development follow-up. Every three months, you take stock of your goals, your evolution and your well-being in the company with your Career Advisor.

With us you are sure to have a very good health coverage for you and your family You will be able to take advantage of an adapted telework charter You will have the chance to do 80 hours of training minimum per year You will have the opportunity to pass certifications every year.

We will offer you a complete program of events: Hackathon, Pro Fairs, Meet-ups, company evenings, LAN parties, Afterworks ...

If you want to know the benefits you will have by joining us, click on this link.  

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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 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