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IT Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-13676
Location: Palo Alto, California
Job Title: IT Project Manager (Cloud Infrastructure Asset Manager)
Location: Palo Alto, CA – must interview and work onsite
Duration: 6+ Months

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the high-tech industry, preferably ERP application domain.
  • Experience in business Operations pertaining to infrastructure Inventory Management (Purchasing and Fulfillment).
  • Understanding of common industry standard business practices related to Accounting principles (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Invoicing), Order Management (Billing and Invoicing).
  • Business knowledge of cloud infrastructure with hands-on experience in supply chain management and enterprise asset inventory systems.
  • Experience creating business requirements documents and other application related systems for new and existing process improvements.
  • Proven success in managing complex and multi-faceted programs with the ability to drive and execute projects through completion.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills with an innate attention to detail.
  • Ability to present ideas to various levels of an organization and gain support for initiatives.
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced micro startup culture, deadline-driven environment and able to manage priorities.
  • Experience and flexibility working with global remote team members.
  • Experience with various program management best practices such as Agile Scrum or other iterative development models.
  • Experience working in an environment within a UNIX/Linux, SQL and Oracle landscape.
  • Experience with capacity planning and various aspects of the discipline.
  • Intimate knowledge of datacenter architecture, planning and expansions.
  • Knowledge of audit compliance process with SOX, PCI and SOC a plus.

  • Manage cloud infrastructure asset management, hardware and software license inventory, life cycle management and related documentation.
  • Design and implement short and long-term strategic plans to ensure Cloud infrastructure capacity meets existing and future requirement forecasts.
  • Review/create Purchase Order requests for products and services to be purchased.
  • Build and track Capital and Operational expenses for reporting to executive management on a weekly and monthly cadence.
  • Manage overall tracking, vendor dashboards and scorecards, including On-time delivery measurements, RMA, Invoice Accuracy and others time critical metrics.
  • Contract negotiations with Suppliers and work with internal procurement teams to align preferred vendors.
  • Maintain procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs and inventories.
  • Run a weekly Operations project meeting to go over all strategic projects and inventory updates.
  • Work closely with Finance departments on budgeting and financial modeling for reporint and forecasts.
  • Hold weekly meetings with key suppliers to review cost, quality, issues and overall supply chain progress.
  • Create and maintain Operations dashboards to track various metrics within your domain.
  • Work closely with vendors to improve sourcing, cost and lead time.
  • Manage and track the status of vendor contracts.
  • Translate a high-level organizational objective into an executable project.
  • Provide upper management and stakeholders with timely status updates of all inflight initiatives.