Country:

Australia

Cities:

Perth

Area of expertise:

Delivery Management

Job Description

About the role


The lifecycle of an Avanade project runs all the way from opportunity and solutioning the deal, through to contract delivery, then eventual closure and operational support of the new service/system. As a Project Manager, also known as Delivery Manager at Avanade, you are accountable for the delivery of the project against the contract.

You support, monitor and report throughout the phases - sales, estimating, planning, mobilising and executing, right up to closure, ensuring regular communication with stakeholders and clients and monitoring financial performance.


Day to day, you will


  • Balance scope, schedule, budget, quality and risks
  • Develop, implement and maintain a detailed project schedule to ensure production of on-time, on-budget, quality outputs
  • Report on status and progress of all aspects of the project against the contract.
  • Assist client teams to implement change enablement processes
  • Cultivate strong client relationships
  • Manage Avanade staff – both onshore and offshore – as well as sub-contractor staff when required
  • Travel as needed.


About you


You balance a strategic outlook with a practical focus on day-to-day activities and changing needs, and your business knowledge matches your excellent teamwork, planning and communication skills.


You are driven to achieve outcomes – both for your client and for your employer. You enjoy working with structure, although with a level of autonomy, and you think and work systematically and logically - with an attention to the daily detail. You are at home with enterprise technology and your business acumen means you understand what’s involved in bringing a client initiative to successful conclusion.


You probably have a Bachelor degree in Business or IT and you already have some years of experience working for a consulting company.

You’ve got great spoken and written communication skills, and your client-focussed attitude means you’re comfortable presenting to clients.

Your skills and experience are likely include:


  • Structured project delivery against a contract using the Agile approach
  • Setting and managing both internal and external stakeholder expectations
  • Managing large projects in oil and gas and mining client environments
  • Experience in operational technology data projects
  • Managing Microsoft implementations – eg. Azure, Dynamics 365, Office 365, Power BI Reporting, Power Platform, Data and AI
  • Using Azure DevOps (or JIRA) as the key tool to manage project work and backlog
  • Managing project schedule using Microsoft Project


You would also be at an advantage if you have:


  • Core Scrum certification
  • PMP or Prince 2 certification
  • ITIL certification


Benefits We Offer

·       Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (18 of the last 20 years!) 

·       Exceptional development and training opportunities with a minimum 80 hours/year of training and paid certifications 

·       Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally 

·       18 weeks paid Parental Leave benefit - available for both parents regardless of gender and fully applicable to same-sex families – and can be taken in a range of flexible ways to suit each family’s

·       MyDays - 5 days of leave each year - this benefit supports Avanade's commitment to promoting a healthy balance between work and home life and it can also be taken to honour employees cultural beliefs.

·       Gadget and Wellbeing allowance paid annually

 

Please Note:

This role requires direct contact with Avanade clients as well as attendance in person at Avanade workplaces and other company sponsored meetings and events.  In order to comply with our client requirements and Avanade’s own health and safety obligations this role requires the Applicant to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Proof of vaccination will be required during the application process.  Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical or religious reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation. 

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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 56,000 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 www.avanade.com