Area of expertise:

Corporate Functions

Job Description

As a Learning & Development Manager, you form a key part of Avanade's HR (Global Talent & Rewards) CoE team.

In this role, you will work with relevant business stakeholders to understand capability building needs for the Region. Identify or develop existing learning assets, creating viable solutions. Deploy knowledge, collaboration, communication and training enablers as outlined in the capability strategy. Partner with appropriate groups on implementation of programs.

Day-to-day you will:

·       Provide input into and implement Capability Development strategy according to the business/market demands, priorities and Avanade strategy for the respective entity

·       Build and maintain strong relationships with sponsors and subject matter experts

·       Define curriculum that meets business requirements and is aligned with training financial guidelines

·       Map existing learning assets, identify capability development needs not met by current assets and create viable plans that effectively address the business needs

·       Determine whether new assets should be built in-house or procured from external vendors

·       For vendor assets, assist with vendor relationship management and managing vendor performance. Assist in efforts to select and contract with external vendors when required (leverage Accenture Learning and Procurement where appropriate)

·       Implement learning assets and programs designed to build the necessary skills

·       Track and analyze training expenses against pre-defined budget

·       Ensure Avanade’s priority training programs operate efficiently and meet compliance and attendance targets 

·       Deployment of Global learning programs based on Regional requirements

·       Implement communication plans (including both push and pull communication channels) with business leaders to build awareness of various avenues to build capability, such as training, assets and collaboration 
    ·       Provide support for training calendar delivery for the required entity and ensure adequate participation in the calendar events
Track local capability development needs not met by current learning assets, requests and trends; share this information with CoE Solutions and other content owners (as appropriate) to identify future learning assets and capability investment opportunities 

-Experienced in: Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Microsoft tools
-Demonstrated skills in process design and implementation

Demonstrated project management - including project planning, status tracking, and metrics
-Demonstrated, excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills
-Must be able to stay energized, self-motivated, and succeed in a fast-paced, often ambiguous corporate setting
-Experience working with offshore teams

-Technical consulting experience or worked within a technical or consulting company
-Relevant IT industry knowledge
-Relevant training industry knowledge
-Global team experience

- English speaking abilities

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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