Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

London, Manchester

Area of expertise:

Delivery Management

Job Description

Avanade is looking for Project Manager at Cons to Senior Cons level to join our fast-growing service delivery practice.

Our business is built around complex technology projects which cross business areas and borders with our worldwide client base. Great project management is at the hub of every project and program we touch - creating and implementing plans to meet operational objectives and ensure effectiveness.

The scope of the Project Manager’s job is multifaceted, demanding a depth and breadth of business knowledge. As a business leader, you will be responsible for managing and driving front-line operations, and executing projects, programmes and services.

To excel in this role, you will use your strategic outlook while maintaining a strong practical focus on day-to-day activities and changing requirements. Balancing scope, schedule, budget, quality and risks, your monitoring and reporting processes will enable a fast response to any issue. As a great communicator, you’ll build a collaborative team, forge strong client and partner relationships, and manage stakeholder expectations internally and externally.

Job Description

This is an opportunity for a consultative Project Manager to deliver cutting edge cloud based data solutions, leveraging agile delivery principles alongside modern technology to deliver significant commercial advantage to our clients. 

The consulting Project Manager is a role for ambitious high-performers.  Successful candidates will benefit from enhanced career and personal development opportunities in multiple disciplines including commercial, program and business leadership.

Responsibilities include:

o   Managing the full lifecycle of complex business intelligence projects from pre-sales and bid support through to discovery, estimation, development, testing, deployment and post-implementation review.

o   Delivery of the project to time, cost and quality.

o   Ownership of risks and issues to resolution.

o   Forming partnerships with highly skilled technical resources, both onshore and offshore, and working closely to deliver the scope of the project.

o   Challenging technical decisions and estimates from a project management perspective.

o   Understanding technical concepts and being able to explain them to business stakeholders.

o   Managing all aspects of project delivery including project planning, resourcing, milestone tracking, commercial management and customer satisfaction.

o   Presenting updates within client project boards.

o   Identifying further opportunities within clients and ensuring their progression.

About you

Technical skills and knowledge

  • Strong client management skills, gained through experience working with a variety of clients
  • Strong governance and contract management experience
  • Experience delivering agile projects and distributed delivery
  • Ideally someone with consulting experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies, will have some Microsoft Azure understanding (e.g., understand common components and how they are used).
  • Communication – Excellent communication skills, capable and confident in stakeholder meetings, as well as talking to and managing highly technical people
  • Process / Compliance – Highly process / quality driven, will drive compliance across teams and projects.

Your qualifications should include a Batchelor's degree in business or a technology-related field.

 

Some of the benefits we offer:

  • Private Medical Cover, Income Protection Policy, Extended benefits, Bonus, 80 hours per annum studying towards Microsoft Certifications, generous pension and much more!
  • Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally
  • Dedicated career advisor to encourage your progression
  • Engaged and helpful co-workers genuinely interested in helping you

About Avanade:

  • 12-time winner of Microsoft Partner of the Year.
  • 24,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology.
  • 90-plus Microsoft partner awards.
  • 18 Gold Competencies
  • Avanade UK is a proud signatory of the  Tech Talent Charter’

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 50,000 digitally connected people across 26 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours 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 http://www.avanade.com/

Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

Avanade UK is a proud signatory of the  Tech Talent Charter



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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