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Are you interested in being part of a highly motivated global portfolio team managing multi-million dollar contracts in our leasing team; involved in structuring, valuing and managing a portfolio of complex multi-year contracts for one of the world’s largest technology companies in the World? Our work underpins Microsoft Cloud Operations & Innovation team growth and expansion into new markets and diverse customer requirements.
Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation team is looking for a strong candidate to manage our in region multi-billion dollar portfolio of leased data centers with accountability for our existing leases / contracts, which are pivotal to delivering our data center platform for Cloud operations. We are looking for highly motivated contracts professional with experience delivering and continuously improving our managed portfolio, ensuring our inventory continues to align with our overall growth strategy and developing strategic partnerships with key lessors.
In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Global Portfolio, you will be a regional Asset Manager lead, responsible for our existing leased portfolio within the region, managing our legal and operational obligations, working closely with lessors at all stages of the life cycle of our contracts. You will work very closely with our site acquisition team as well as our legal and finance teams to ensure we are effectively managing our leased portfolio of data centres in the region.
The portfolio consists of multiple leases across each of our Cloud regions and our leases span across many strategic lessors who own and operate key data centres in which we rely on for our delivery. These critical contracts require strong management and support to ensure we have 100% availability for our Customers. The asset manager will be accountable for financial, operational and administrative aspects of the assigned portfolio, overseeing third party lessors to ensure optimal service at all times. You will assist with preparation of reporting, trends and analysis and will continuously support the site acquisition team when considering expansions in region, leveraging new business to improve standards and obtain favourable renewal contracts.
Asset / Portfolio Management:
Regional responsibility for the management of our multi-billion dollar leased portfolio
Data centre market expertise in region to ensure we have best in class contracts, aligning with local legislation and Microsoft standards
Lease Management for life cycle – including all critical requirements including rent payments, amendments, key renewals (at least +24 months), reservations / ROFO’s
Responsible for overview of lease terms by lessor with a view to pro-actively supporting the SAM to improve our terms and leverage our growth, aligning renewal activity where possible
Ownership of all follow up leasing activity in region (amendments, changes to contracts etc)
Strong understanding of all obligations contracted between Microsoft and the lessors
Monitoring and escalation of any lessor disputes, ensuring quick resolution to avoid any risk to Microsoft
Ownership of SLA management and lessor communications in region
Provide input for all compliance and risk matters related to all of the strategic partnerships we have with our lessors, and our entire contract base
Partner with a cross functional team to architect and drive the comprehensive outcomes based roadmap for all leasing in each region (and cross region if a single lessor)
Develop leasing roadmap, aligned without land, energy and network teams
Create reporting mechanism to leadership regularly for fast paced decision making
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with strong asset and program management experience and domain expertise to make significant impact and fuel our next wave of growth. The successful candidate will work collaboratively as part of a high performing portfolio team.
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.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Benefits and Perks
Industry leading healthcare Savings and investments Giving programs Educational resources Maternity and paternity leave Opportunities to network and connect Discounts on products and services Generous time away