Data & AI Project Manager hos Avanade

Job Description

Consulting Project Manager
Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.
Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realise results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. More details on Avanade can be found at .
We are a diverse team, and we are proud of our culture that welcomes every individual. In our teams you will find talented and passionate technologists, with a humble, collaborative, and positive attitude. You will have a fantastic opportunity to operate at the forefront of technology, with access to the best clients across the world, on challenging and exciting projects.

Job Description

This is an opportunity for a consultative Project Manager to deliver cutting edge cloud based data solutions, leveraging agile delivery principles alongside modern technology to deliver significant commercial advantage to our clients.
The consulting Project Manager is a role for ambitious high-performers.Successful candidates will benefit from enhanced career and personal development opportunities in multiple disciplines including commercial, program and business leadership.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the full lifecycle of complex business intelligence projects from pre-sales and bid support through to discovery, estimation, development, testing, deployment and post-implementation review.
  • Delivery of the project to time, cost and quality.
  • Ownership of risks and issues to resolution.
  • Forming partnerships with highly skilled technical resources, both onshore and offshore, and working closely to deliver the scope of the project.
  • Challenging technical decisions and estimates from a project management perspective.
  • Understanding technical concepts and being able to explain them to business stakeholders.
  • Managing all aspects of project delivery including project planning, resourcing, milestone tracking, commercial management and customer satisfaction.
  • Presenting updates within client project boards.
  • Identifying further opportunities within clients and ensuring their progression.

Experience Profile:

We are looking for the following experience profile:
  • Prior experience of managing medium to large (£300k - £2m) data projects in a consulting environment.
  • Exposure to delivering cloud-based solutions, preferably Microsoft Azure.
  • Demonstrable record of delivering within a matrix managed environment using both onshore and offshore teams.
  • Strong experience in the management of risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Background experience in a technical discipline such as software development, Data Platform implementations or Data Science.
  • Experience in delivering to a contract and able to hold commercial conversations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills with experience including stakeholder management, commercial negotiation, business writing and delivery of presentations.
  • Strong education to degree level.

Additional Information:

Applications are only invited from candidates with the right to reside and work within the UK. Candidates should be willing to travel for the purposes of client delivery and collaborating with colleagues.
Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

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