Project Manager
Microsoft
India
Microsoft Services, with over 21,500 employees worldwide, is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We are the voice of support services, the trusted advisor of consulting services, and the source of the world’s best enterprise strategies. Simply put, Services helps customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/Services.

Microsoft Services Global Delivery is the global delivery arm of Microsoft Services. Our vision is to become the World Class Global Delivery Centre for Microsoft Services. Our customers look at us to help them as trusted advisors, with solutions that help save costs, help them innovate and create robust solutions to address their business challenges globally. Currently based out of Hyderabad & Bangalore, GD is slated to expand beyond India over a period.

Microsoft’s Enterprise Services Delivery – Data and AI Domain is a global delivery practice of 1000 professionals who are exceptional services delivery professionals including engineers, consultants, project managers, architects and data scientists and it is the fastest growing practice within Enterprise Services. The Data and AI Domain helps customers realize their full potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft Advanced Analytics technologies.

Responsibilities
Responsible for leading delivery of Data and AI related projects and accountable for project profitability, revenue recognition and other delivery related financial metrics, customer satisfaction
  • Support pursuit lead(s), and at times lead, statement of work (SOW) writing during bidding
  • Accountable for envisioning and initiating Project charter and Business Case, Statement of Work (SoW), Resource Planning and Acquisition, Risk Management and Quality
  • Play key role in reviewing of effort estimation, delivery resource assignment, vetting of delivery resource capabilities according to SOW and commitment, reviewing key reusable IP if deemed fit, set up project governance structure and rhythm according to services delivery methodology.
  • Vet and review subcontractors and India offshore delivery capabilities. Manage subcontractors and offshore delivery resource during project delivery.
  • Responsible for customers satisfaction of projects delivery.
  • Engages with customers presales / business development situations where needed by sales and bidding team, representing Data and AI Domain and capabilities and sponsoring our key Enterprise Services activities
  • For high profile Data and AI Domain engagements, he/she will work closely with field sales, local management and lead the shaping, packaging and delivery of innovative value propositions
Qualifications
Preferably Master's degree (e. g. MBA, engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems management or Computer Science) or equivalent education

  • PMI certification is required.
Experience
  • Proven related experience (> 10 years) as IT Project Manager or Consulting Practice Manager with very international large software or technology firms
  • Sound experience with different type of services contracts
  • Proven track record of managing and delivery of very large consulting related projects and thorough knowledge and experience in managing Project Profit & Loss
  • Proven experience in managing very large consulting delivery projects
  • Sound Knowledge of IT related project management methodology (e.g. Agile, CRISP)
  • Solid background (> 5 years) of leading technology/solution/consulting presales from enterprise strategy, technology consulting, and large project implementations
  • Proven experience in managing very large complex projects/client solutions delivery. Deep understanding of the latest technology offerings in the market (for example: mission critical applications development, database platform, business intelligence, enterprise data warehouse, technology stack migration, public cloud, machine learning, chatbots, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics)
Management Skills and Competencies

  • Confidence, Impact and Influence, Interpersonal Awareness, Developing People, Optimizing Resources & Budgets, Setting Goals & Expectations
  • C-level interactions with customers - Very strong English (oral and written) and confident to handle C-level communications: presentations, proposals, and project steering committee meetings
  • Capable of articulating Microsoft Consulting Services value proposition and business cases around IT trends and Microsoft solutions and technology stack.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key customers and delivery partners
  • Analytical and thorough problem solving
  • High energy with a strong desire to aspire a team of delivery professionals. Strong in motivating and developing talents.
  • Risk management, ability to develop the insights foreseeing the risks of bids, project deliveries, and leading mitigation plans and landing them.
  • Strategic insight of the consulting business, what drives the growth initiatives, creates a compelling and actionable growth plan in business/people, landing the plan and delivers measurable progress and quantifiable business results that are aligned with the overall subsidiary growth plan and annual P&L budget.
  • Very strong in cross-team and virtual team collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely, sound decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, acumen, experience and judgment. Ability to make decisions with potentially incomplete data and conflicting views under tight deadlines.
  • A dynamic "get-it-done," results-oriented perspective with large initiative/project-based leadership experience
  • Key agent of driving change
  • Value selling
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