Senior Consultant, Service Delivery

Role Overview:

As a Sr. Consultant, Service Delivery, you will heavily involve in all aspects of delivery, partnering with the delivery lead to make sure that service levels are met. A service manager can have any of the following responsibilities:

Incident Management

  • Confirm the incident category and priority.
  • Confirm that the reported incident is valid.
  • Assign the incident to the correct group or individual resource for investigation.
  • Close incidents, update knowledge management databases, and log problems as needed.

Problem Management

  • Assign problems for root cause analysis.
  • Determine the feasibility of proposed problem resolutions, including the resource availability and potential schedules.
  • Review and approve workarounds.
  • Approve resolutions.
  • Generate and review problem reports.
  • Monitor problem resolution status and performance.
  • Collect and analyze the trend data.
  • Identify service improvements.
  • Provide effective coordination with other departments in the analysis and resolution of problems.
  • Log problems based on proactive analysis or an incident whose root cause is unknown.
  • Assess the impact of problems.
  • Categorize and prioritize problems.
  • Submit the problems for resolution.

Request Management

  • Review the request for completeness.
  • Verify that the request aligns to the Service Catalog.
  • Review, prioritize, and allocate requests to the appropriate team or resource for fulfillment.
  • Monitor fulfillment of all requests.
  • Review overall team performance.
  • Identify improvement opportunities.
  • Maintain overall accountability for the Request Fulfillment process for a specific area (for example: delivery center, region, client-facing programs, etc.).
  • Provide resources to support fulfillment activities required throughout the request management lifecycle.
  • Review request management reports with the request coordinator and delivery team leads.
  • Serve as the key request management contact for other service management teams.
  • Monitor and drive the efficiency and effectiveness of request management.
  • Make recommendations for improvement.
  • Review vendor performance at regular intervals with Supplier Management and the vendor.
  • Develop and maintain request models.
  • Represent request management activities in CAB meetings and service delivery reviews.

Change Management

  • Perform the initial review of a request for change.
  • Request an impact assessment from the appropriate delivery team.
  • Review impact assessment for completeness.
  • Coordinate CAB change approval review.
  • Update change record with results of CAB review.
  • Propose release assignment.
  • Update and publish the change schedule.
  • Review built and tested change for completeness.
  • Coordinate authorization of change deployment.
  • Confirm change delivery.
  • Coordinate and document post-implementation review of the change.
  • Close the change record.
  • Coordinate closure of incident, problem, and request records associated with the change.
  • Determine whether to reject or reprocess a failed change.

Serve on the Change Advisory Board and Emergency Change Advisory Board to:

  • Review change risk and impact assessment.
  • Approve work on a change.
  • Authorize deployment of change.

Event Management

  • Monitor and track events.
  • Escalate events if needed.
  • Inform stakeholders of the potential SLA risks, if any, and the status of the event.
  • Generate, review, and analyze the event management reports.
  • Document any process improvement opportunities, and submit this information to Quality Management.

Demand Monitoring

  • Work with the delivery manager to address risk or issues in service delivery, and make recommendations to Demand Management to resolve those risks or issues.

User Relationship Management

  • Review all service improvements identified by the service specialist.
  • Determine what actions to take to improve service delivery.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Day to day you will:

  • Partner with technical delivery center team, acting as bridge to clients or more senior Service Delivery team member
  • Review delivery center workstreams in contract negotiation process, helping refine deliverables, budget, schedule, service levels, and other required operating metrics and scope
  • Maintain project workplan to ensure timely deliverables that meet quality performance
  • Identify/track problems and issues, escalating as necessary to delivery center leadership
  • Participate in and lead project meetings with delivery center team
  • Act as advocate for client to ensure delivery teams understand needs, requirements and drive towards quality deliverables
  • Drive continuous process and client outcome improvement
  • Monitor and analyze quality metrics and client satisfaction through available escalation/complaint tools
  • Identify and suggest productivity improvements, implementing where possible with appropriate approval requirements


Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:


Discipline Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience managing/overseeing work being delivered in necessary technical domains as required by hiring manager (e.g., infrastructure, .NET, cloud technologies, networking, etc.)
  • Some experience planning and managing projects/programs which are resourced and executed by geographically-dispersed teams
  • Basic understanding of project/program financials (e.g., budgeting, assessing financial impact, working with financial analysts)
  • Knowledgeable of at least one software development methodology (e.g., Agile, Scrum, SDLC, Waterfall) -Knowledgeable of Microsoft platform technologies and tools

General Knowledge & Skills:

  • Clear and concise oral and written communication
  • Proven skills in stakeholder expectations management
  • Results oriented; self-directed ability to drive change in unstructured environment
  • Customer-oriented attitude with great presentation and interpersonal skills

Preferred Certifications:

Project Management Institute CAPM certification preferred, but not required; ITIL certifications considered valuable. [INTERNAL USE ONLY] - DMA I completion

Preferred Education Background:

You will likely possess an undergraduate degree, preferably in technology or business-related field

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

You will likely have 3+ years of project and service management experience in an IT environment, especially for external clients; experience delivering technical for IT service projects may suffice

Preferred Years of Management Experience:

Prior management experience not required; 1+ years of management experience considered valuable

Scope of Work:

Nature of Work:Executes project/program plans and processes in alignment with established operational objectives.

Scope of Work: Work must be coordinated across different workstreams, processes, or projects.

Complexity: Complex problems that can span across work domains requiring considerable judgement of contextual factors.

Discretion: Wide latitude in approach to work within established work plans.

Organizational Impact: Work efforts have an immediate impact on Avanade and/or client operations. If client-facing, should start to support client relationship and sales outcomes.

Supervision Received: Works under general guidance and direction, but fully independent in own work with latitude for autonomous decision-making related to work process.

Supervision Provided: Supports more junior colleagues on work efforts, with routine supervision of work efforts. May serve as Career Advisor.

Knowledge Applied: Applies advanced knowledge of a learned occupation / discipline and basic knowledge of business operations.

Accountabilities & Metrics:

  • Chargeability
  • Personal goals

Relevant Additional Details:

This field is reserved for any additional details that may not be globally relevant and consistently vary on a position-by-position basis.

Requisition ID - 46610

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