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Reporting to the Global Operations Services Director, the Operations Services Americas Hub Director heads up Operation Services within the Americas Hub, serving affiliates in 11 countries throughout the Americas. He/she leads the Hub IT Operation Services, including Cloud services and on premise data center services, and manages the relationship with third parties, including cloud suppliers and Managed Services Providers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
? Manages operations services (cloud & on-premise datacenter) provided through a mix of third party suppliers (cloud & MSP) & employees
? Develops, manages, & leads a team, promoting a customer-oriented mindset within the team
? Is accountable for the P&L of his/her service within the Americas Hub by monitoring expenses, any amortizations, & incoming revenue from affiliates for operations services received
? Adjusts the service catalog as required to meet internal customer demands as well as ensure appropriate management of expenses vis-a-vis revenue
? Directs his/her team to execute service & monitor service performance on a regular basis within the Hub
? Ensures demands (internal IT & business affiliate) are prioritized & that day-to-day work & projects are carried out accordingly
? Serves as an escalation point for major incidents within the Hub & is responsible for assessing & escalating to the Senior Director, Infrastructure & Operations, Americas as required
? Owns the business plan for deploying any new services or service enhancements
? Identifies & assesses opportunities for service innovation, service optimization & service enhancements within the Americas Hub
? Five to ten years of IT datacenter service management experience, in a large multinational company
? Skilled at operating within a matrixed environment & supporting a wide variety of business affiliate needs
? Experienced in deployment of public Cloud services
? Experienced in managing third party services providers, with blend of onshore, nearshore & offshore service provision
? Leadership, decisiveness & action
? Maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, & analytical skills
? Able to think creatively & exploit opportunities
? Demonstrated track record of building & leading motivated, effective teams in the delivery of operations services using globally distributed workforce
? Strong knowledge of all ITSM run processes (demand, incident, request, change)
? Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or other relevant area.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Spends 70% of the time sitting & 30% of the time either standing or walking while in the office.
- Occasionally lifts, carries, push, or pulls up to 40 lbs.
- Occasionally stoops, kneels, crouches, climbs, balances, crawls, & reaches.
- Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.
- Visual capacity enabling frequent use of computer equipment.
- Frequent use of eye, hand, & finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving office machine parts.
- Must be able to work in a smoke-free & drug-free workplace.
- Must be able to travel by plane, train, etc. 20-25%.