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Microsoft Corporation DC Business Program Manager in Alpharetta, Georgia

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I Business Program Manager , you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform.

Empower Billions!

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our Datacenter design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class Cloud provider. Be at the forefront of the action in CO+I as part of our global datacenter operations.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide thought leadership and subject matter expertise related to the delivery of datacenter-centric services

  • Solve complex challenges between remote and on-premise support personnel

  • Prepare quarterly spend management review materials at datacenter site and regional level

  • Assist with tracking of datacenter Maintenance and Repair activities

  • Implement an end-to-end standardized procurement tracking process including metrics and reporting

  • Create and manage the end-to-end process for the planning and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and programs

  • Manage organizational supplier contracts end to end (procurement engagement, cost/terms negotiations, contracting, change orders, scorecards, recurring business reviews, etc.)

  • Manage organizational headcount planning and forecasting

  • Own organizational financial management, budgeting, and forecasting

  • Evaluate cost savings opportunities and implement strategic projects to realize savings

  • Leverage local subject matter expert's tribal knowledge, spread adoption of best practices, and expose best practices to the onsite datacenter field teams

  • Act on opportunities to increase agility, and contribute to workstreams to evolve processes, services, and solutions for Operations and Service Level Agreements for CO+I

  • Coordinate closely between datacenter field operations teams and Global Business Operations to foster alignment and partnerships for business success


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 6+ years' experience in Critical Environment cost and supplier management.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience supporting Datacenter.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Program Management, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least three years’ experience with cost and expense management

  • At least three years’ experience working with collaboration platforms (e.g. SharePoint, MS Teams etc.)

  • At least three years’ experience with reporting and data analysis systems & platforms (e.g. Excel, PowerBI)

  • At least three years’ experience with financial and contracts management

  • At least five years’ experience with industry program and project management skills

  • Enterprise-level Experience in managing large-scale and complex projects/programs

  • Financial Management experience and good business acumen

  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical capabilities, data analysis, and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills

  • Work Location Flexible anywhere in the continental U.S*

Background Check Requirements:

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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