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2571159 Manager, Business Development, APAC DCSS
luggageMumbai, India

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Do you have the business savvy and the technical background necessary to help establish Amazon as a key technology platform provider?

Amazon Data Services India Private Limited (ADSIPL) is looking for Business Development Manager in Data Center Supply Solutions team to drive our infrastructure strategy and investment activities supporting new market expansion in the India region. As a Technical Business Development Manager you will have the exciting opportunity to help shape and the future of our business via strategic procurement and partnership activities. You will own internal relationships with key business partners (product, operations, networks, engineering, finance, legal), perform market and financial analysis, evaluate colocation solutions in accordance with our standards, negotiate and execute contractual agreements with key data center vendors, and support development of long-term infrastructure scaling strategies with senior Technical Business Developers and Principals. You will plan and manage data center infrastructure costs, negotiate commercial terms, act tactically, write effectively and manage relationships with key vendors, and act as a subject matter expert on commercial matters related to infrastructure agreements. The candidate must be a proven problem solver, and possess the ability to influence at the CXO level and negotiate multi-million dollar contracts.

The ideal candidate will possess both a business background to drive engagement and interact at the CXO/VP level, as well as an ability to recognize and evaluate technical issues alongside our Data Center engineers. He/she should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build compelling value propositions. As this position involves direct contact with senior leaders you must have a professional demeanor, strong business acumen, and be able to communicate ideas in a clear and articulate manner. This position will be based in Mumbai, but will require 25-30% business travel to support regional expansion activities, training, and team off-sites.


Key job responsibilities
Serve as a key member of the Technical Business Developer team in India in helping to drive overall Infrastructure strategy for colocation deals, focused on EDGE expansion and renewals
Manage infrastructure transactions: validate internal stakeholder inputs, engage with vendors, prepare business cases for leadership approval, and drive contract execution with Legal partners
Understand the technical requirements of our networking, engineering and operations teams, negotiate key contracts from a business and technical perspective, and serve as a liaison to the Legal and Finance teams Ownership of business case creation and presentation to leadership (including commercial, technical and risk profile)
Negotiate and close multi-million dollar contracts to support capacity expansion
Prepare and give business reviews to the senior management team regarding progress and roadblocks to closing new deals to ensure compliance with global standards, practices and policies
Manage internal stakeholder communication and provide status updates on colocation partnership, contract executions and/or site validations
Manage organizations procurement activities including due diligence, vendor onboarding/qualification, vendor engagement and supports internal teams on escalations with vendors

About the team
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We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Mumbai, MH, IND

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors Degree in Business, Economics, Finance or Accounting, Real Estate, or related field.
4+ years of demonstrable experience in one or more of the following areas: business development, finance operations, sourcing and procurement, project management
2+ years of experience of transaction coordination including supplier communication, cost analysis, negotiations and contracting, and supplier performance management
3+ years of experience in an external facing role, such as managing commercial relationships with vendors or customers
6+ years of experience in business development, colocation transactions, procurement, or finance in data center, telecommunication or networking industry
Experience managing procurement transactions successfully, including supplier communication, cost analysis, negotiations and contracting, and supplier performance management for colocation, telecommunication or network transactions
Demonstrable experience managing internal stakeholder relationships and working successfully across organizations to deliver results requiring collaboration and coordination with multiple teams
High level of proficiency in MS WORD and MS EXCEL
Excellent English written and oral communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Working knowledge of data center colocation infrastructure, including rack layout, cooling, power backup/generation systems
Knowledge of data center colocation transaction approaches, structures, and best practices, related development processes, and data center plus satellite ground station site selection
Experience related to procurement of data center infrastructure goods and services
Exceptional project and process management skills with capacity to manage a large number competing priorities simultaneously and work to tight deadlines
Proficiency in the use of business applications such as SalesForce, Tableau, Google Earth