Manager, Talent Management
Avanade - Seattle, WA

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Manager, Talent Management(Job Number: 18943)


About Avanade

Avanade provides business technology services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies to help customers realize results. Avanade’s services and solutions help improve performance, productivity and sales for organizations in all industries. The company applies Microsoft expertise from its global network of consultants, drawing on the right mix of onshore, offshore and nearshore skills, which together are designed to help deliver results faster, at lower cost and with less risk. Avanade, which is majority owned by Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture and Microsoft Corporation and serves customers in more than 20 countries worldwide with more than 13,000 professionals. Additional information can be found at

Position Purpose

The Manager/Lead, Talent Management is responsible for the development, on-going evolution, maintenance and process management of Avanade’s career management framework, tools and processes. This position develops and delivers the career model resources required to ensure employees have the resources they need to advance their careers and execute on Avanade' strategic agenda.

Key Responsibilities
-Develop a strong partnership with Global, Area, and Regional HR teams to ensure effective adoption of organizational change
- Analyze differing local needs and align with global processes to effectively support those needs
- Analyze and recommend improvements to processes, practices and policies to ensure leading edge Talent Management practices are in use
- Conduct overview sessions to introduce employees to career options, tools, and opportunities
- Advise and support HR Partners on talent management related issues
- Interact with executive management as a regular part of the needs analysis, development, and implementation of programs
- Support recruiting, onboarding, succession planning, and other Talent Management needs
- Develop processes, tools, collaterals, communications and change plans to execute Talent Management projects
- Manage local and remote resources effectively to deliver excellent results on schedule
- Coordinate and manage related projects as assigned


Years of Experience
-6+ years related experience in a combination of competency modeling, career management, employee learning, performance management and organizational development
- 4+ years of proven record of large project management/ implementations
- 2+ years of experience working in a large global organization; Experience in Professional Services and/or a complex multi-tiered technology solutions environment
- Demonstrated experience working with people from multiple cultures

Management Experience
-Experience managing remote team members preferred

-BS or BA degree Human Resources, Organization Development, Psychology, Social Sciences or related area

Other Skills/Knowledge
-Thorough understanding of organizational development and talent management issues
- Excellent written and verbal English language skills
- A proven track record of organizing, tracking and delivering projects ensuring high quality with minimal guidance
- Demonstrated customer focus, communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong client focus and outstanding consulting skills
- Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills
- Fast and agile learner across technical and functional subject areas
- Demonstrated ability to influence people at all levels of the organization
- Strong action and results orientation
- Must be able to function independently and handle ambiguity
- Passion for HR as a driver of business results.

Position-specific requirements include:
Career Modeling
-Act as primary subject matter expert for Avanade’s career model, including approach, tools, processes, and website
- Proven experience developing and implementing competency models, leveling guidelines, career paths, and other materials related to career development
- Understand the career development / career management needs of our employees by skills family from the perspective of business stakeholders, employees and HR
- Lead analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of scalable, global talent management programs
- Develop, maintain and implement Skill Family specific Career Models, including competency models and leveling guidelines
- Oversee Avanade's career site, responsible for knowledge and content management on the site
- Develop, maintain and implement lateral career paths for employees

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected disabled or Vietnam Era Veteran, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Primary Location: United States-Washington-Seattle
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time |
Job Type: Standard
Region: - Global SC
Job: Organizational Development
Capability Group: GLD - Organization Development


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