Job Description

We're looking for an experienced Network Acquisition manager  who must be able to support, influence and deliver Network infrastructure sourcing/acquisition services in a fast-paced production environment—you must be agile and able to adapt to changing conditions and priorities. The successful candidate will need excellent analytical, communication, network acquisition management, and collaboration skills. You will be working with people from many different teams and backgrounds requiring an open mind-set. You must be able to influence others and work cross-functionally to achieve broad goals. We are seeking someone with a proven track record of successfully managing projects, past & existing experience in network sourcing (terrestrial, subsea, satellite etc.) in telcos / OTTs. Managing stakeholders is a crucial skillset that is needed to make a measureable impact to be successful.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strategic negotiations and/or business development experience obtaining services from high-technology providers in data center and internet technologies.
  • A demonstrable track record of improving workflow processes, increasing efficiency and reporting on critical processes.
  • Can speak to practical examples of performance metrics and the development of key performance indicators.
  • Experience in influencing engineers in technical discussions
  • A passion for networking or data center technologies
  • Will be comfortable in conversation dealing with networking topics covering route mapping, procurement, installation, support and operations
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including financial analytics.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, determine best course of action and drive permanent resolution.
  • Ability to successfully influence without authority and manage efforts through relationships.
  • Ability to inspire leadership and trust across teams and organizations
  • Ability to promote a collaborative environment and bring a positive attitude to difficult situations.

Open to 100% remote in the U.S.

 

Access to international airport is a plus for travel as needed.

 

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Responsibilities

 

  • High energy individual to manage stakeholders charged with designing critical network infrastructure that enable the world’s largest online services.
  • Network acquisition industry expert to provide leadership and direction at country level.
  • Lead and manage Cloud project initiatives for platform enablement and delivering capabilities that exceed customer expectations to enable rapid pace delivery.
  • Manage and support our colocation sourcing efforts within to ensure resiliency, diversity and quality uptime of our network services portfolio.
  • Basic knowledge of subsea investment and able to collaborate with investment team to identify opportunities to convert lease to long term owned assets to drive efficiency.
  • Drive performance quality across existing suppliers’ services, ensure proactive arrest of connectivity outages and act as escalation point to supplier senior leadership in coordination with Microsoft Delivery team and Assurance team.
  • Responsible for Data analytics for your country to parse data, build meaningful metrics and reports enabling workflow analysis driving for workflow efficiency gains.
  • Lead project initiatives for Cloud Interconnection & Acquisitions team to improve efficiency and quality in the country you manage.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify and define strategic initiatives to meet expansion and cost reduction needs.
  • Build strategic relationships with vendors and industry experts.
  • Communicate progress internally and collaborate with network deployment teams.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify and define strategic initiatives and leverage technology to drive up speed to implementation by delivering a platform that enables accurate data through self-service processes and relevant automations to drive productivity and efficiency throughout the team.
  • Communicate progress internally and collaborate with internal customers.
  • Partner and ensure contracting compliance with service suppliers, legal team and physical security teams for continuous and consistent rigor with regard to ensuring appropriate terms and conditions based on service type.

 

Qualifications

 

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 4+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles

o OR Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 3+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles

o OR equivalent experience.

 

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

· Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 8+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles

o OR Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 6+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles

o OR equivalent experience.

 

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.

 

 

Sourcing Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

Microsoft has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets (see below). The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role (except as noted below); the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with Microsoft and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and wellbeing benefits, among others. U.S.-based employees also receive, per calendar year, up to 10 scheduled paid holidays, and up to 80 hours Holistic Health Time Off. Additionally, hourly/non-exempt employees accrue up to 120 hours paid vacation time, and salaried/exempt employees have Discretionary Time Off (DTO).

 

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The way we define roles includes two things: discipline (the type of work) and career stage (scope and complexity). The career stage has two parts – the first identifies whether the role is a manager (M), an individual contributor (IC), an admin-technician-retail (ATR) job, or an intern. The second part identifies the relative seniority of the role – a higher number (or later letter alphabetically in the case of ATR) indicates greater scope and complexity.

 

 

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Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Manager
Education
Bachelor Degree
Experience
3+ Years
Location
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    Mar 01, 2023
  • Company Size
    500+ Members
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