Security, Program Manager - Technology Advisory


Location: Edinburgh, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands

Job Type: Full time


Job Summary & Profile

    As a Program Manager, you will be identifying, planning and coordinating a range of projects or work streams. You will know your clients’ needs inside and out, and will work with them from the earliest stages to effectively deliver their solutions. 

      You will manage a portfolio of transformative projects for clients and be responsible for planning the end-to-end journey; identifying activities and milestones, assigning tasks, managing stakeholders, dependencies and risks, and ensuring adherence to timelines.

        We are looking for people who understand how to manage IT- and cybersecurity-related programs and projects of various sizes and backgrounds. Those with the ability to work closely with the client and ensure that the client experience and overall client satisfaction is at the forefront of each engagement. We believe in hiring consulting specialists, ex-technologists, people from industry, people from pre-sales, academics, those who have branched out, and more.

        The Opportunity at Avanade

          Avanade has been a leader in digital innovation for over two decades. We are building an advisory practice to drive and support our end-to-end security services.

            As part of this growing team, you will help us think and do big things in security strategy and GRC. You will transform client maturity, improve control environments, create new client offerings, lead engagements, sell meaningful services and grow a diverse team. 

              Avanade was formed as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. Our relationship with these industry titans enables us to work on a huge range of projects and use an exceptional resource and capability pool for our own engagements.

              Your Experience

                You have managed a range of programs, of various sizes, according to recognised project management methodologies (e.g. Prince2).

                  You have successfully applied a variety of delivery frameworks (e.g. waterfall and agile) and best practices.

                    You have experience working in the FS and technology sectors and know how to tailor your approach to each client/industry.

                      You have good commercial acumen and strong experience in financial planning.

                        You are comfortable making recommendations to clients and have experience contributing to business development activities.

                        Your Skills

                          You have excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.

                            You have the ability to inspire and lead a project team to strive for delivery excellence and continuous improvement.

                              You are highly analytical and able to work to KPIs (including utilisation, day-rates, backlog, etc.)

                                You have strong leadership skills with evidence of managing large teams across a range of disciplines and locations.

                                  You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to handle difficult or sensitive situations and explain complex material in a simple and easy-to-digest fashion.

                                    You demonstrate sound consulting ability e.g. stakeholder engagement, results-driven, report writing, sales enablement, etc.

                                      You have relevant qualifications for the role (e.g. Prince2, ITIL, Six Sigma, SABSA, TOGAF, CISSP, CISM, CISA, etc.)


                                      Avanade provides a wide range of benefits to make our employees feel valued, supported, and happy:

                                        Competitive annual performance bonus

                                          £1900 pro-rated annual extended bonus

                                            Private medical and dental cover

                                              Free Microsoft qualifications

                                                Flexible working

                                                  25 days holiday (+5 after 3 years’ service)


                                                  Avanade consistently ranks amongst the top organizations for performance, capability, and employee satisfaction:

                                                    Microsoft alliance partner of the year for 11 years running and 16 times in total

                                                      Women in IT Awards: Employer of the Year 2020

                                                        Computerworld: 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009

                                                        You’ve got this!