Country:

United States

Cities:

Houston

Area of expertise:

Delivery Management

Job Description

Do you always deliver what you’ve promised? So do we.

At the heart of every state of the art technology solution is an amazing team. We always make sure that the project delivers to the objective and matches the clients' expectations. At Avanade, we use an elite delivery framework to implement enterprise solutions. Would you like to deliver enterprise level projects in interesting market verticals with a team of professional, dedicated achievers?

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, collaboration and extraordinary client interaction skills. Do you have Orange DNA? At Avanade we define Orange DNA as having the consulting skills necessary to satisfy the customer every time.

About the role

The lifecycle of an Avanade project runs all the way from planning to sales through execution and closure, with many stops in between. As a Director in Delivery Management, you look after all of them.

Your strong management and people skills make the project successful, across different businesses and borders, and you craft and implement effective plans that meet operational objectives. Your multi-faceted role draws on your broad business knowledge to handle scope, schedule, budget, quality and risks, monitoring and reporting to enable a fast response to any issue.

You build a collaborative team to guide front-line operations, establish strong client and partner relationships, and lead internal and external partner expectations.

Day to day, you will:

Develop, implement and maintain a detailed project work plan, including appropriate controls, governance structures, timelines, budget and quality outcomes

Mentor and lead Avanade and sub-contractor staff

  • Develop and implement change enablement processes throughout the project
  • Contribute to the sales process, including estimating work effort and expenses using Avanade's standard tools
  • Engage and partner with appropriate onshore, offshore and near shore workforces, including service licensing agreements (SLAs)
  • Travel 25% regional travel. Most projects will be in Houston.

Your skills

You really enjoy working with minimal structure and you enable change around you. You think and work systematically and logically, and your strong communication and negotiating skills are backed up by technical skills and knowledge.

Your skills and experience include:

  • Experience with contract terms
  • Experience of at least one software development methodology
  • Knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies

Expertise in Microsoft Project

Experience in earned value reporting.

You will probably have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or a technology-related field, and we’d really like it if you are a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional. You’re likely to have at least five years of experience in developing and leading teams, as well as large-scale and complex programs and projects. 

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About Avanade

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 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.