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Business HR Adviser, Corporate Functions


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

Job Type: Full time


Together we go beyond.

As a Business HR Adviser on our global corporate functions HR team, you can expect a diverse and varied range of responsibilities. You are involved in all aspects of the employee lifecycle and serve as a trusted advisor to senior leadership, managers, and employees. At Avanade, you become part of a modern, dynamic, and international company where you can contribute your ideas and become part of a people-first culture where the work you do creates a genuine human impact.

In Business HR, you will be a part of the business and will work collaboratively with leaders and colleagues across the globe. You’ll be involved in talent and business initiatives that impact how we run the business today and to create the workforce of the future that will enable Avanade to achieve our growth objectives.

About the role:

The global Corporate Function Human Resources team is looking for an innovative and experienced HR Business Partner to join our team. 

Your tasks. Your chances. Your challenges. Your impact.
  • Drive key HR topics including support across the business to ensure strong engagement and retention of our people.
  • Ensure execution of HR processes (Performance Management, Compensation, Talent Management, Inclusion & Diversity…)
  • Active consultation of our employees in all HR-related topics and processes
  • Provide advice, coaching and support for managers to aid in their leadership role and responsibilities.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor for your client groups working closely with them on all people related matters.
  • Execute, support, and implement various global and regional talent programs.
  • Collaborate with global Avanade HR colleagues on key people initiatives and talent programs.
Our qualifications as a top employer.

At Avanade, you get both the advantages of a large corporation and the entrepreneurial spirit of a dynamic team.
  • Quick responsibility, meaningful activities and appreciative supervisors who support goals and interests.
  • Successful quick start: two-day introductory program, personal career advisor, mentoring program, and a buddy to assist you in your integration to a new company and a new role.
  • Investment in your personal development and training 
  • Attractive remuneration package
Your qualifications
  • Proven track record of acting as the primary HR contact for a business group where you have knowledge and expertise in the following HR disciplines: compensation, benefits, employee relations, employment laws, talent acquisition, performance management, talent management and professional development
  • Experience working with a global business unit and virtual clients and colleagues
  • Experience working in a global matrixed company and HR organisation (offshore, centres of excellence, shared services)
  • Experience developing and executing successful talent programs and initiatives
  • A growth mindset and project management experience
  • Passion for data and analytics in helping to drive people initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong ER experience (appeals, grievances, performance management guidance, etc.)
  • Experience managing engagement surveys including actions from the results.
  • High performer development and retention, talent reviews and succession planning 
Other Skills/Knowledge: 
  • Strong communicator with an ability to tailor their approach to match audience requirements and confidence to challenge the status quo.
  • Must be a strong team player who is also able to work on own initiative.
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and leadership ability.
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong relationship management skills at all levels in the organization; the ability to manage up/down/across the company.
  • Proven ability of managing Stakeholders through change and challenging processes
  • Ability to work in an environment that demands flexibility and offers ambiguity.
  • Highly organized and ability to juggle multiple priorities whilst managing client expectations and delivering desired outcomes.
  • Looking to improve constantly – personally, as a team and organization. 
Your Experience: 
  • Proven track record of acting as the primary HRBP contact for client groups.
  • You likely have at least 5 to 7+ years of increasing HR experience, including some managing global businesses and working with senior leadership.
  • Professional Services and/or Technology Company experience preferred.
  • University degree preferred, but not required with equivalent work experience.