Area of expertise:

Corporate Functions

Job Description

Position Purpose:

As a Scheduler, you will resource supply and demand to effectively and efficiently staff projects with the necessary capabilities and expertise. You will work with various parties within Avanade in order to accomplish this. These individuals include, Capability Leads, the Business Development team, Project Managers, and the Human Resources team.

Key Responsibilities:

Day-to day you will:

l  Evaluate resources based on role requirements and take into consideration the individual’s preferences as well as career development goals

l  Help set expectations on resource availability with the Capability Director and Project Managers

l  Ensure smooth transition for the consultants who are on and between customer engagements

l  Work with the Capability Director and Project Managers on resource availability to help them develop and close opportunities

l  Update and maintain data in the scheduling system while ensuring information is accurate and reliable

l  Distribute ad-hoc reports when needed

l  Facilitate regular resource meetings and ensure the discussion is documented

l  Monitor and report on historical, current, and forecasted utilization, chargeability, and availability-Review and reconcile any gaps between forecasted resourcing and actual timesheets tracked with the Capability Leads

l  Work with the Capability Director and PMO to enhance scheduling systems and processes as well as improve integration with finance and CRM systems

l  Track and report certification metrics of consultants

l  Understand employees’ strengths and areas for development through regular discussions on their career development goals and aspirations

l  Support HR in recruitment, training, and development as well as other people-related initiatives

l  Provide guidance and advice to employees on resume writing in a standardized format through workshops or 1-on-1 mentoring-Work with resource schedulers from other regions to coordinate and track inter-country assignments.


l  5-7 years of professional Experience.

l  3-5 years or experience in Human Resources and/or Talent Acquisition is preferred.

l  Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource management, Computer Information Systems, another relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

l  Able to facilitate and balance needs of stakeholders (i.e. Customers, Business Development, Capability Director, and consultant in the fulfillment of a role in a project)

l  Demonstrate success working in a dynamic, frequently changing and geographically dispersed environment as well as willingness to help wherever needed, even in areas not specifically scheduling process

l  Sound working knowledge of MS office products: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.

l  Goal oriented and has a sense of urgency to get things done

l  Willing to seek responsibility and take ownership of tasks

l  Organized with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

l  Independent, persistent, and decisive

l  Able to work well under pressure and deadlines

l  Great interpersonal skills

l  Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal in Japanese and English

l  Knowledgeable in Project Management

l  Prior experience in Consulting industry, recruiting or Human Resources is advantageous

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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