Country:

Australia

Cities:

Canberra

Area of expertise:

Delivery Management

Job Description

As a Project Manager, you will lead large and complex project teams and/or programs and will be accountable for the overall management, planning, and delivery of assigned projects/programs. This role will be responsible for the successful delivery of the services and corresponding customer satisfaction. Additionally, you will be directly involved in channel development and key sales pursuits. You may also serve as a Career Manager or provide technical expertise and mentorship to colleagues. You must be an Australian citizen with Baseline security clearance.

Day-to-day you will:

  • Lead the delivery of the contracted solution on the program level at the agreed upon terms, original deal economics, schedule, and quality level
  • Manage overall project/program risks, making adjustments as necessary and obtaining buy-in from senior management for critical project plans, commitment and changes
  • Oversee and lead development, implementation and maintenance of the Project Work Plan, including approval for the project's estimated schedule, effort, and cost
  • Manage accurate development and traceability of requirements during project life-cycle
  • Provide strategic direction to all change management activities for project or programs
  • As appropriate, support clients managing their change enablement processes to drive business value
  • Ensure understanding of stakeholder goals and expectations, addresses misalignment's, monitor the program to meet/exceed the agreed expectations and communicate back to customer
  • Provide project leadership to appropriate onshore, offshore and near shore workforce's
  • Mentor and develop team members and peers.
  • Provide oversight to management of relationships with project or program suppliers and subcontractors
  • Develop strategy for control and governance structures to ensure desired outcomes across projects.
  • Coordinate service levels and agreements, and prioritize resources across projects and programs
  • Manage delivery portfolio - monitoring, escalating, and resolving delivery issues internally
  • Participate in sales pursuits driving the solution planning and deal shaping process that will help drive business value for our customers
  • Travel as needed. You may be required to travel based on project demands.


Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:

You are excited about working with a global technology leader to solve business-critical problems for some of the top companies in the world. You are a fast learner, self-starter, and creative thinker. You are passionate about software and its potential to move organisations forward through innovation.


Your technical skills include:

  • Demonstrated ability to think and work systematically and logically
  • Good understanding of contract terms and interpretation
  • Demonstrated understanding of key Project/Program Management disciplines (estimating, work planning, contract management, scope management, user acceptance, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large projects based on the Microsoft Solution Stack including Dynamics 365 CRM and Azure.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and delivering large project using Agile Methodology.
  • Experience in customer expectations management
  • Demonstrated experience employing project management methods, tools, techniques
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project and Azure DevOps
  • Good knowledge of Earned Value reporting
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication
  • Negotiation skills
  • Results oriented / self-directed ability to drive change in unstructured environment
  • Good client interface and presentation skills
  • Good business acumen
  • Time management skills
  • Customer oriented attitude and good interpersonal skills

Your non-technical skills include:
  • Familiar with the core Microsoft offerings
  • Consulting experience working with external clients.
  • Implementation experience across multiple industries e.g. Health and Public Sector, Resources, Utilities, Retail, Logistics, Communications and Media, Insurance, Professional Services and Banking. Public Sector experience will be highly regarded.
  • Managing distributed teams.
  • Experience working with global/offshore teams.

Certifications:
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP or PgM certification preferred
  • Agile Certification (PMI-ACP or Scrum Alliance or Scrum.org or SAFe)

Benefits

  • Additional 5 days personal Leave + Opportunity to purchase extra annual leave
  • Wellbeing & Gadget Allowance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous parental leave
  • Corporate private health insurance discounts
  • Up to 80 Hours training per year

You must be an Australian citizen with Baseline security clearance to apply.



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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.