Avanade Inc. Performance Management and Careers Lead in Chicago, Illinois

Do you want to be part of leading edge practice and design? Do you want the opportunity to help lead an organization through a performance management modernization effort that will transform the experiences of every employee, manager, and leader at Avanade?

If yes, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for someone who is excited about an opportunity to own Performance Management strategy, change, and implementation for the company. Avanade is currently rethinking the way we manage performance and is beginning a journey that values science-based simplicity, efficient processes and tools that support our design principles, and drives measurable organizational performance. In this role, you will help drive a transformational change in the way we do performance management, and, over time, continuously optimize and improve our strategy, processes, and tools in support of our design principles. In addition, you will have the opportunity to collaborate, coordinate, and lead work in how Avanade defines the concept of a “career”, in a way that aligns with our business model, competitive advantage as an organization, and our culture.

In addition to the below responsibilities and preferred background, the ideal candidate will enjoy managing big, complex, and at times ambiguous projects, balancing organizational realities with science, and partnering closely with stakeholders (business leaders, HR business partners, IT, etc.) across Avanade to have a real impact on the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

Implementation of a new Performance Management design for Avanade.

  • As part of a larger project team, this person will plan and manage the implementation, change management, and training as we implement our new performance management design.

  • This person will work closely with HR Technology in the scoping, choice, and implementation of all the technology needs in support of performance management.

Manages the on-going strategy and continuous improvement of Performance Management at Avanade. This person will…

  • Develop and manage the principles that govern our on-going performance management strategy

  • Be responsible for the continuous improvement of performance management at Avanade

  • Develop, maintain, and deliver training resources that enable our stakeholders to excel at managing performance at Avanade

  • Coordinate and maintain assessment frameworks (such as priorities, competency, alignment, among others) as they relate to performance management

Help answer “What is a career at Avanade?”

  • Coordinate a cross-functional team of stakeholders to advance the “practice point of view” for what it means to have a career at Avanade.

  • Work may include leading cross-functional teams in addressing career paths, promotion / talent-move criteria and processes, and career leveling definitions.


Experience: Our ideal candidate will have 4-6+ years of experience in organizational development or talent management, or roles with a strong focus in these areas. They are regarded as a subject matter expert in performance management. In addition, the ideal candidate will have strong project and change management experience, preferably in a fast-paced, fast changing industry, such as consulting or high-tech. Finally, they will have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Education: Ideal candidate will have a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology, Organizational Development or Behavior, Human Resources Management or related field. PhD is preferred, but not required.

Requisition ID - 59227

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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