Avanade Inc. Manager, Program/Project Management in Montreal, Canada

At Avanade, business and technology consulting isn't just your career…it's your passion. And that means more than just working with new innovations. It means using technology to solve business problems in ways that make a real difference to you, your customers, and the world.

At Avanade, we:

  • Are passionate about using leading-edge innovation in the delivery of Microsoft technologies to help our customers achieve their goals

  • Thrive on open dialogue and collaboration. We share best practices and solve problems through teamwork, both within a project team and larger communities within Avanade.

  • Are committed to growth - as an organization and for each individual.

Delivery Manager

Join Avanade and become a part of a superior, cutting edge consulting organization helping build reliable, scalable enterprise solutions for some of the world's best organizations.

Additional information can be found at www.avanade.com at http://www.avanade.com/ .

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Assist in the sales process, including estimating work effort and expenses using Avanade's standard tools.

  • Develop detailed work plans that form the baseline or yardstick for measuring process.

  • Implement appropriate controls and governance structures to ensure on-time, on-budget and quality outcomes.

  • Manage Avanade and subcontractor staff assigned to the project including the completion of project expectations and Project Contribution Forms.

  • Manage issues and risks associated with the project.

  • Manage the deliverable approval process essential to overall project approval.

  • Work with the sales team to manage changes to the original agreements.

  • Develop complete and accurate status reports.

  • Support the generation of invoices and other tracking performed by Avanade Finance.

  • Adhere to Service Line and Americas Managed Delivery guidelines and processes.

  • Ensure compliance with corporate standards (legal, commercial, methodology, etc.) throughout all delivery management activities.

  • Engage appropriate AGDN workforces including: ATS, GDN, GCP and Service Line consulting.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work systematically and logically to analyze situations, resolve problems, identify causes and anticipate implications

  • Manage and develop customer relationships and perceptions to achieve mutual goals

  • Demonstrate the capacity to plan, prioritize and organize their time, project schedules and multiple project activities

  • Experience managing activities performed by off-shore resources.

  • Demonstrated extensive experience using key Project Management disciplines (estimating, work planning, contract management, scope management, user acceptance, etc.).

  • Demonstrated extensive experience using Microsoft delivery methodologies

  • Program and project management methods, tools and techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects that result in the accomplishment of overall business objectives.

  • Consulting / project-based background (not strictly client-side).

  • Basic knowledge of contract terms and negotiation skills

  • Customer oriented attitude and excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Outstanding people management skills, including ability to lead a team and mentor individuals in career growth.

  • Demonstrates a high degree of integrity, credibility, and character.

  • Ability to travel 50% of the time (Mon-Fri)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Business or technology related BA/BS

  • 5 to 10+ years of project experience including 3+ years of project management experience with a majority of this focused on the implementation of Microsoft solutions

  • At least one full life cycle implementation in a project manager role, as well as other partial life cycle implementations.

  • Clear and concise oral and written communication

  • Ability to lead people, teams and projects

  • Understanding of aspects of business management and strategic evaluation

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior consulting experience

  • Working knowledge of at least one software development methodology

  • Certification in Project Management (PMP)

  • Knowledge of project estimation techniques and challenges.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft platform skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project

Professional Skills:

  • Results oriented / self-directed ability to drive change in unstructured environment

  • Strong client interface and presentation skills

  • Strong business acumen

  • Track record of initiative and outstanding performance

  • Excellent interpersonal skills-'Customer Focus'

  • Manages customer expectations effectively

  • Ability to quickly build relationships

  • Passion for learning

  • Strong time management skills

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status. Avanade is also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act .

Requisition ID - 54583

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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