Business Operations Manager
Posted: March 16, 2017
Reference ID: 984233056
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At LinkedIn, we're hiring a Business Operations Manager to develop infrastructure strategies and plans, supporting both production operations and internal IT organizations. This is a great opportunity to join a globally recognized company experiencing significant growth, and help contribute to the vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. With our successful core product offerings and expanding portfolio of innovative new products and features, our need for highly talented professionals has never been greater!
The successful candidate will help LinkedIn Global Operations gather, analyze, and organize information in effort to continuously identify ways to improve Linkedin's cost to serve. They will track industry and competitive trends, develop forecasting models and scenario analysis, examine performance, spot opportunities, identify threats, look for novel solutions, and develop creative action plans within Global Operations. The candidate will focus on both long-term decisions and the prioritization of short-term actions.
Role/Responsibilities: Partner with leadership to provide business solutions that enable scalable and cost-effective growth of LinkedIn's global infrastructure Build infrastructure operations strategies and plans in collaboration with organization leaders and internal business partners Proactively engage service owners to identify business needs and build business plans and cost models to understand financial impact and aid decision making Help develop budget plans in partnership with corporate FP&A and Global Operations finance group & managers Partner with Global Operations leaders to develop deep understanding of their technologies and business operations needs Lead cost to serve optimization initiatives, proactively supporting leaders in making optimized service total cost of ownership decisions Drive transformational change to the way we manage business operations at LinkedIn through developing and implementing new solutions, systems, processes, and tools that focus on identifying and executing on cost optimization opportunities Design, develop, and deploy operating framework to manage infrastructure business operations including all aspects of budget management with regular performance reviews Lead monthly budget review process, collaborating with leadership to draw insights and develop appropriate action plans to meet budget targets Refine and manage business operations metrics Integrate budget with procure-to-pay processes and systems to ensure all purchases and payments link to plans, providing systematic way of cost transparency through automation
Basic Qualifications: B. . /B. . in a technical or business field, or equivalent practical experience 5+ years of experience leading business operations solutions and projects in global infrastructure industry 3+ years of experience in management consulting, business strategy, financial planning & analysis, and/or budget management.
Preferred Qualifications: Engineering degree or Masters in a professional field Track record of exhibiting end-to-end ownership and efficient problem solving Demonstrated ability to lead project teams, influence peers, senior management, and stakeholders, and deliver results in a cross functional environment Proven track record of executing under tight deadlines and ensuring deliverable timelines are met Working knowledge of financial concepts such as capital & operational expenses, depreciation & amortization, accrual, fixed assets, cost center, chart of accounts, etc. Demonstrated technical understanding of infrastructure technologies such as datacenter, network, system, storage, voice & video, end-user computing, and enterprise IT systems General understanding of infrastructure technology trends such as open compute, cloud, software defined datacenter General knowledge of procure-to-pay process - purchase requisition & order, pricing & quotes, invoice & payments Strong analytical, organizational, and written/verbal communication skills