Operations manager



Functie eisen

  • Minimal Higher Vocational Education (HBO)
  • Minimal CCNA level of network knowledge
  • 5+ years management of a relevant infrastructure team            
  • 5+ years working in a large International corporate
  • 3+ years with provider steering
  • 3+ years project management experience
  • What do we expect from youVery fast learner
  • Able to work under high pressure
  • Very good documentation and communication skills, both within the team and towards (internal) customers
  • Very good planning skills

  • Personality:Strong people skills
  • The ability to relate to others
  • Active listening skills
  • Good judgment
  • The ability to persuade others
  • Negotiation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Honesty
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Very organized
  • No 9 to 5 mentality
  • Languages      
  • English:Very good on a professional level, both written and spoken
  • German: Able to fully understand written and spoken communication ( nice to have )

Achtergrond opdracht

You will be working for the WAN team which is located in multiple countries and has focuses on the EMEA region. The Breda team are part of an Infrastructure department of +/-30 people. All the work is done from Breda office or via home office and occasionally it is necessary to travel to Munich and the UK locations.

Purpose of the function
The focus of the function is diverse and can be described as a combination of operations manager, project management and service manager on topics that are all related to Wide Area Networks. You will be working in a (small) team in Breda that together with a (small) team in the UK supports the WAN solutions for BMW and subsidiaries in the EMEA region.

Tasked that are expected from you:

  • Delivery of Group standard methodology and WAN solutions (e.g. Project Prioritization using IT standards; Central solutions, configuration and reporting tools)
  • Have regular contact, build trust and exchange of local market initiatives / formation with Managers of Central Network Infrastructure teams 
  • Advise and guide the EMEA Business entities on the deployment of network infrastructure relating to business initiatives
  • Steer the provider to implement (standard) network solutions to ensure business needs are satisfied (feasibility, cost estimation) in cooperation with BMW central departments
  • Leads network infrastructure projects ensuring Business expectations and solutions are agreed and clearly understood by all
  • Deliver network solutions in quality, time and budget (new solutions and functional maintenance)
  • Actively participation together with Central Solution teams in technical / service reviews and tendering for services.
  • Monitor network services, performance and capacity planning

Opdracht informatie

Please send us  your recent CV + a cover letter for this role (both in English) together with your availability/planned vacations and all-in hourly rate VAT (BTW) excluded.

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