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Business Transformation Program Manager


Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Boston, Massachusetts, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, California, Minneapolis, Minnesota, New York, New York, Phoenix, Arizona, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sacramento, California, San Diego, California, San Francisco, California, San Jose, California, Seattle, Washington, Tallahassee, Florida, Tampa, Florida

Job Type: Full time


About the Role 
Avanade has achieved exceptional growth and market leadership over the last 2 years. We are keen to build on this and are looking at how our operating model should evolve in the medium term. To support this important initiative, we are expanding our Strategy and Transformation team. In this highly visible and strategic role, your gravitas, business acumen, program management experience and transformation delivery expertise and skills will help us to accelerate momentum, adoption and ease the growing pains of a highly successful and unique technology services business. 

As Business Transformation Program Manager, not only will you be a pivotal part of an existing high performing team, but will also directly interact with the most senior levels of leadership within Avanade multiple times a week.

This role will actively support the Business Strategy Transformation and will be an opportunity to build your Avanade network across all Areas, Regions and Functions, particularly with leadership.

You will be responsible for planning, mobilization, execution, integration, and successful closure of project workstreams. During the project life cycle, you will communicate status with regular frequency, manage risks and will issue and monitor performance according to in place agreements made between internal stakeholders.

Key to your success will be ensuring successful delivery of projects as measured by schedule, internal customer satisfaction and deliverable quality performance measures.

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 and quality outcomes
  • Ensure accurate development and traceability of benefits and requirements during project lifecycle
  • Manage issues and risks associated with the project integration, including balancing scope, schedule, quality, and risks
  • Ensure integration with the Workstream teams, change enablement, Transition and Operating Model Designers throughout project duration
  • Support the Transformation Executive in determining the project approach, staffing, responsibilities, and schedule

Technical skills and knowledge:
  • Demonstrated ability to think and work systematically and logically
  • Demonstrated understanding of key Project/Program Management disciplines (estimating, work planning, contract management, scope management, user acceptance, etc.)
  • Experience in customer expectations management
  • Demonstrated experience employing project management methods, tools, techniques- Working knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies- In-depth knowledge of Microsoft project and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Good knowledge of Earned Value reporting

Other skills and knowledge:
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication
  • Negotiation skills
  • Results oriented / self-directed ability to drive change in unstructured environment
  • Good internal client interface and presentation skills
  • Good business acumen and time management skills
  • Internal customer-oriented attitude and good interpersonal skills
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP certification preferred, but not required

Preferred Qualifications and Experience   
This is a senior role, requiring the gravitas and judgement that comes with extensive experience in a fast - moving transformation environment. Suitably qualified to degree level and with a strong record of accomplishment in strategic business transformation and large - scale program management, you will be able to tell us how others have benefitted from your: 
  • 10 years plus of leading projects and programs 
  • Demonstrable insight and experience in interacting with all levels of the business
  • Marketing mindset and delivery precision  
  • Leadership, energy and enthusiasm in the field of transformational change 
  • Experience of working in a highly collaborative, BIZDEVOPS style environment
  • A clearly demonstrable track record of delivering complex programs of change using a blend of program methodologies and exemplary stakeholder engagement  

What we offer you
Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee stock purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay.

Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.