United Kingdom



Area of expertise:

Human Resources

Job Description

Together we go beyond.

Ask our people why they love working at Avanade, and you’ll hear the same answer repeatedly, it’s our people. As a consultancy, people are at the heart of everything we do, without them we cannot deliver the digital transformation our clients businesses depend on. Our Total Rewards (TR) team, within Human Resources (HR), seeks to elevate the experience of our people through innovative suite of reward and recognition offerings in order to attract, develop and engage our dynamic organizational talent.

As the Lead, you will drive the TR transformation in partnership with Area Rewards Leads, Total Rewards SMEs and other COEs establishing a Rewards infrastructure that supports Avanade`s scale at pace with bold business growth objectives. Within the role, you’ll lead TR infrastructure programs and linked projects from end-to-end with focus on analyzing opportunities, recommending best in class solutions, project management, building strategic partnerships and overseeing the timely execution of tasks and responsibilities to ensure successful implementations elevating our employee experience.  You will be a key player within the Total Rewards team, reporting directly to the Total Rewards Operations Director. 

  • Determining the scope and strategy for the TR transformation establishing a future-ready Rewards infrastructure and IT landscape
  • Continuously examines how Avanade Rewards information is used (in partnership with Market Intelligence) and available tools 
  • Recommends changes to existing processes, methods and tools so information flow as well as effectiveness and efficiency improves
  • Lead requirements gathering and functional tool configuration 
  • Plan the work required to elevate the Reward infrastructure to the next level
  • Build project plans for the identified projects / initiatives and collaborate with the other COE’s to ensure timely completion 
  • Lead the team in testing by preparing test cases and scenarios, and collaborating with IT to ensure all concerns are addressed
  • Co-ordinates with the offshore teams to ensure leverage and successful launches 
  • Define stakeholder roles and responsibilities and communicates with leadership
  • Provide key input and be the main source for the development of a change / communication plan
  • Lead the communication with key stakeholders e.g., Business HR, Talent Management, HR Operations and ITS on upcoming tasks, key initiatives, and addresses region specific distinctions 
  • Executes on certain elements of the communication plan, e.g. create monthly memos, build training materials and ad-hoc communications throughout the processes
  • Oversee successful launches of the respective project and post planning activities
  • Identify trends and assess opportunities to improve processes and execution by leading lessons learnt efforts
Required Skills:
  • Excellent analytical skills & business acumen 
  • Experience with a broad range of Reward and HR applications software
  • Advanced knowledge of the Rewards portfolio 
  • Project coordination and experience managing large, complex, and ambiguous projects
  • Possess skills to manage stakeholders and partner expectations 
  • Effective collaboration and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work independently and virtually
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with senior leadership
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. MS Project is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experiences with Compensation tools (Workday knowledge is a plus)
Preferred Education Background:
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or Business. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also suffice

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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. 

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