QualificationsNegotiationContractsData center experienceFinancial analysisAsset managementBachelor’s degreeMaster’s degreeMaster of Business Administration
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.
5-7 years overall, with at least 5 years of experience and a track record in real estate, asset or contracts management
Strong experience in an asset management or property related function real estate, Landlord/Tenant transactions, knowledge of legislation/regulatory property obligations, in region preferably.
Driven to meet and exceed deadlines, manage time effectively and work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to self-manage
Market knowledge and commercial acumen in commercial/industrial markets; data centre knowledge a big advantage
Maintains a non-biased point of view focusing on business outcomes
Solution oriented with the ability to work collaboratively with technical and non-technical business functions to overcome roadblocks
Capable of prioritizing and making data-driven portfolio recommendations on how to deliver a strategic roadmap aligned to enterprise and key business outcomes (e.g. efficiency, revenue, margin, compliance, safety etc.)
Highly entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative with a demonstrated bias for action and thriving in a matrixed, fast paced environment
Ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a rapidly changing environment and deal with the stresses and tensions of a high profile area
Ability to point to specific examples of having led transformation projects and program development and the business results achieved
5-7 years of experience in relevant real estate, business and technology sectors which could include experience in portfolio/asset management of a high performance, fast paced Industry; data center investment or business development; financial and/or compliance consulting or risk management in a role that included external-facing engagement with customers/partners.
Bachelor’s in business or related field or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience
Additional or Preferred Qualifications
Relevant experience in structuring, influencing/negotiating, and managing complex commercial deals and/or acquisitions
Business, Financial degree or MBA
be a self-starter
passionate about technology
strong in financial analysis and business skills including:
robust valuation expertise
commercial, investment and acquisition contract review
negotiation and due diligence and
the ability to work independently across multiple groups in a rapidly changing business environment
Are you a strong individual who can work on their own initiative, with a startup mentality? The ability to be agile and pivot when needed?
Do you have data center asset management experience?
Are you accustomed to fast paced working environments, dealing with key stakeholders, driving buy in throughout a negotiation process, ensuring a successful outcome for Microsoft?
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