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Service Delivery / Operations Manager - Data Center Operations

Minato-ku, Tokyo · Information Technology
The Service Delivery / Operations Manager is a key member of our onsite Managed Service for Enterprise Data Center Operations and this role will manage the various operational aspects of the relationship with our client in Tokyo.
 
In this role you will:
  1. Manage a team of 10-12 Data Center Operations Support Engineers working in three main locations in and around Tokyo.
  2. Own the operational relationship between EIRE Systems and our client, acting as the primary point of contact for all service issues.
 
Responsibilities to include:
 
  1. Leadership / People Management
  • Directs quality work efforts, team assignments and problem resolution.
  • Resource planning, coordination and administration work; including shift schedules and leave requests, time sheets administration etc.
  • Hold regular team meetings
  • Performance management and development of all direct reports and providing feedback; provides formal and informal training and coaching to team in expected behaviors and activities.
  • Monitors and tracks progression of unit goals and objectives.
  • Effective management of all disciplinary issues for direct reports
 
  1. Service Delivery Management
  • Responsible for the quality of the service and delivery of SLAs and performance metrics.
  • Review and ensure the maintenance of optimum resource levels necessary for the delivery of the agreed services
  • Preparation and presentation of regular service reports
  • Provision of timely responses to client escalations.
  • Tactical management of operations; ensuring adherence to standard operating procedures
  • Identifying service improvements, whilst managing client commercial expectations and delivery to commitments. Production of proposals to requested changes to existing service
 
  1. Design and Project Support
  • In collaboration with the team oversee and contribute on Data Center IT Infrastructure Design Support, Capacity Planning and other Project Management and Support activities.
 
 
Skills/Experience Requirements:
  • We would expect the successful candidate will have experience managing either an in-house or out-sourced service for IT or Data Center operations.
  • Very strong organizational, inter-personal communication, influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Ability to effectively manage operational teams, working on-site and remotely
  • Proven record of management of medium-scale contracts in a managed service environment with responsibility for client relationships.
  • Proven operational management ability: measuring and reporting on operational performance, assessing position and taking appropriate and effective management actions
  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively utilize IT Helpdesk / Service Management tools and core management systems.
  • ITIL certification, Project Management or other relevant qualifications are preferred.
 
Language Skills:
  • Fluent English (Essential).
  • Japanese language ability would add value.
 

※ Eligible applicants should be based in Japan, and available for interviews in Tokyo at short notice.
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