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Senior Advisor, Engineering Project Management

Bengaluru, India

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Job ID R67921 Date posted Jul. 12, 2019

The Business Operations Senior Advisor position is a highly visible, internal-facing role involved in driving and executing all operational aspects of the organization. This role is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective decision making and also operational resource planning for the Open HCI organization. Will provide day to day leadership to extended team (Site leader, Finance, TA, Business Operations Director) and Ops functions. This role will also provide the direction and management required to ensure timely delivering of information, recommendations and plans for: resource (Headcount, CAPEX, OPEX, etc), budget, portfolio planning and management. Anything and everything required to ensure the organization has the resources required to deliver on the business commitments and roadmap.


Principle Accountabilities:

  • Point person and day to day leadership and direction to Business Operations, and other Bangalore extended team members.
  • Advising and providing information to Senior and Executive staff, including conducting Operational Reviews
  • Preparing, updating and managing plans (Budget, Resource, Headcount, Space and Portfolio)
  • Identifying and Analyzing Problems and Making Recommendations
  • Monitoring execution of decisions/plans, task tracking and follow-up
  • Manage vMirror resource tracking application and run weekly budget status meeting for Business Operations Team

Key Characteristics for Success in this Role

Functional Technical Skill – Must be competent is all aspects of specified duties and responsibilities and also familiar with the duties of other functions to accomplish vertical and lateral coordination to reach the best recommendations for the leadership team. Experienced at gathering relevant information to support problem solving and decision making, with an eye for detail and perfection. Initiative and Judgment – Must not wait for Director to give specific guidance but rather anticipate what will be wanted or needed and the questions that will be asked. The goal is to make sure the site leadership can make informed decisions Creativity – Always looking for a new and innovative solution to problems. Creative thinking and critical reasoning are both required skill for this role, both necessary for the analysis and development of recommendations (and alternative recommendations) for the leadership team.

Flexibility and Dealing with Ambiguity –Maturity and presence of mind to keep from becoming overwhelmed or frustrated by changing requirements and priorities. Must be a master of prioritization as multiple directions given from different organizational leaders.

Confidence and Comfort Around Higher Management – must have the mental discipline and confidence to understand that the entire staff work serves the Line of Business. Will often be required to concurrently develop multiple sides of an issue and cannot bias the evaluation criteria. Must provide the right information rather than what leadership wants to hear and must never forget the impact the recommendation has on the employees of the organization. Team Player – To effectively complete the business operations deliverables of this role, work cannot be completed in a vacuum. The advice, consultation and cooperation of others is required. Success in the role will be dependent on good networking ability, making contacts and developing relationships throughout the organization Effective Manager – must be able to effectively manage time and resources. Time will always be most critical. Must be able scope entire work effort required for a deliverable, ensuring that others who must either collect, process, communicate use information to make a recommendation have enough time to complete their work. Must be a good steward of all the organizational resources (people, equipment, money), diligent in efforts to efficiently plan for and manage these resource to achieve organizational goals Effective Communication – Effectively sharing complex information so that it is easily understood is critical to the success of this position. Must be skilled at analyzing data and reporting correlations at an executive level. Must be versed at sharing information and ideas through a multitude of avenues to include oral, written and visually (with charts and graphs). Must also be skilled in delivering information to individuals and groups, adapting to meet the audience.

Education: Finance / Business Degree or equivalent, Masters degree preferred 6+ years experience in the Server or Software Industry

Operations management for a technology organization

A combination of technical and operations experience

Additional preferred experience

A mix of large corporation and smaller organization//start-up experience

Acquisition integration experience a plus

Geographically dispersed development

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