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Regional I&A Program Manager

Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations (MCIO) is the engine that powers Microsoft's cloud services. The team is responsible for designing, building and operating our unified global datacenters; managing the demand planning and capacity utilization of our unified infrastructure; and responsible for all of the operations needed to run the physical infrastructure (including supply chain, hardware, power, security, and workflow teams). We focus on smart growth with an emphasis on automation, data driven engineering, cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability. We deliver the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our portfolio is built and managed by a team of subject matter experts working 24x7x365 to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide. At the forefront of the action in MCIO is our Datacenter Operations Group!
Responsibilities
In the Regional Inventory & Asset (I&A) Program Manager role, you will have an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team of professionals across the Information Technology (IT) and Critical Environment (CE) spectrum to support 24x7x365 on-site DC operations and physical infrastructures. This role will be working to standardize oversight of inventory, spares, asset management, logistics technologies, supply chain, shipping/receiving activities, and related processes/procedures, (factoring other inputs such as safety and security.) You will be driving quality and consistency in alignment with other regions and global programs to support many DCs across your geographical region. Your broad range of skills will ultimately support deployments of Microsoft's online services in your datacenter(s). Excellent customer service, interpersonal awareness, and communication skills will be pivotal in bringing your technical and logistical abilities to life, while supporting Microsoft?s future success!
Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:
+ 5+ Years? warehouse, supply chain, inventory control, and/or logistics experience
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Current certification with the use, management, and/or maintenance of material handling equipment
+ Valid license to drive standard street-legal automatic transmission vehicles within your regional jurisdictions
+ Ability to physically move 25+ kg. (60+ lbs.)
+ Basic knowledge of physical IT infrastructures & equipment (e.g. Servers, SANs, Networking, etc.)
+ Basic knowledge of physical CE infrastructures & equipment (e.g. UPS, Generator, AHU, etc.)
+ Capability and experience in broad strategic planning and execution
+ Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a dynamic and high-pressure environment
+ Experience in a production, mission-critical, 24x7x365 operations environment
+ BS/BA with a Supply Chain Management major or equivalent ancillary experience
+ 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: Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements. 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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.


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