About the role
The Avanade Project Management team is responsible for successfully delivering projects to Avanade clients through sound project organization, staff management and adherence to proven methodologies and technologies.
As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring successful project delivery as measured by schedule, budget, deliverable quality and client satisfaction. You will be actively involved in the sales and estimating phases of project as well as in planning, mobilization, execution and closure. Throughout the project lifecycle, you will regularly communicate status to all stakeholders, manage risks and issues and monitor financial performance.
Day-to-day, you will:
Develop, implement and maintain a detailed project work plan, including appropriate controls, governance structures and monitoring to ensure on-time, on-budget and quality outcomes
Balance scope, schedule, budget, quality and risks and propose and implement adjustments as necessary
Ensure accurate development and traceability of requirements during project lifecycle
Manage client expectations, updates and buy-in, including representing Avanade at governance meetings
Manage Avanade and subcontractor staff; engage and partner with onshore, offshore and near-shore workforces
Determine the project approach, staffing, responsibilities and schedule
Ensure that project resources receive any necessary training and are used effectively
You are an experienced, results-oriented project manager. You know how to organize diverse resources and bring together diverse stakeholders in support of project goals. Your leadership and organizational capabilities help you to win, no matter how complex or immovable a project obstacle appears to be.
Your business skills likely include:
Proven skills in customer expectations management, client interface, interpersonal and presentation skills
Good negotiation skills, and clear and concise oral and written communication
Solid business acumen
Good time management
You most likely have five to seven years of consulting project management experience and at least four years of project management experience.
Your education includes a Bachelor's or Master Degree in business or a technology-related field. Maybe you even have experience from the Pharmaceutical industry. If you have managed Content Migration projects and Infrastructure projects it is an extra plus
Your technical skillset likely includes:
- Demonstrated ability to think and work systematically and logically
- Working knowledge of at least one software development methodology
- Working knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies
- In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project
- Knowledge of contract terms and working knowledge of earned value reporting
- Experience with SharePoint Platform Online, Azure, O365, S4B, WIN10 and FastTrack.
Could the role as Project Manager with us be the next challenging opportunity for you?
Are you passionate about pushing the limits of Microsoft technologies to help our customers achieve their goals?
Do you thrive in an organization with real passion for collaboration, business and changing things for the better?
Are you analytical and enthusiastic, full of curiosity and drive, and have an eye for business?
Are you structured and can you manage a team and keeping several stakeholders informed and happy?
If so, we might be just right for each other! Are you ready? Apply today!
Requisition ID - 44993
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.
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