KERING Infrastructure & Operations Chief of Staff
Kering - Regular
Paris - France
We are currently seeking an Infrastructure & Operations Chief of Staff to join our team.
As part of Kering Technologies located in Paris, this position is related to the Global Operations and Infrastructure organization (O&I) and reports directly to the Global O&I Director.
This department is responsible for the overall Infrastructure design and architecture of Kering and its brands (Network, Datacenters and Cloud) as well as Operations Management of the Datacenters’ scope. O&I is also designing all technical solutions related to the end-user workplace: Computers, phones, Visio Conferencing, Office365 to support all Kering employees (brands included).
Our team members are specialized in a wide range of technologies and offer their expertise to both our “Maisons” but also to the various Kering Technologies and Kering Digital applications departments.
As part of this team, you will be expected to conduct, in full autonomy, various activities of reporting and coordination. This includes (but not limited to) supporting the Global director and his first line of the department on overall governance management, budget follow-up and consolidation, vendor management, project monitoring and reporting.
This position requires a strong understanding of the overall budget management processes and a good knowledge of infrastructure related technologies.
As part of an international organization, you are expected to speak a fluent English as many of your counterparts will be foreign nationals. You also need a good sense of coordination, reporting and presenting skills.
How you will contribute
O&I STRATEGY AND GOVERNANCE
Participate in weekly meetings with the O&I directors to define the department’s roadmap and overall strategy
Secure objective-oriented meetings with management by writing minutes and following-up actions
Create presentation supports for various topics lead by directors
Maintain the reporting tools updated with O&I activities
Budget follow-up and consolidation
Support the directors in the management of their budget, check and validate budget consistency in the tool (Oracle PBCS)
Prepare the templates and presentations for recurrent budget reviews during the year
Financial recharges and service catalog management
Define and maintain the financials recharges model (internal and to brands) using TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) method
Collect from the O&I service owners the appropriate KPIs on a regular basis
Define the services and their components, coordinate with the Finance team on evolutions
Update the tool (PBCS) accordingly and guarantee the accuracy and consistency of the data
Coordinate with the Finance team and communicate/present the updated recharges
Communicate to KT Directors their share of internal recharges and justification
Communicate to brands, when requested, their share of internal recharges and justification
Project Gate Committee (monthly demand and project management review committee with KT directors)
Monitor the demands and projects portfolio
Monitor the processing of topics by O&I team members
Be the single point of contact to gate referents (demand creation, escalation…)
Evaluate O&I implication on potentially impacting topics (network, infrastructure…)
Represent O&I during PMO committees, as part of the PMO Guild
Support the guild in tools improvement (place and analyze new features requests, participate in UATs)
Contribute to the continuous improvement process (budget, reporting, PGC, tooling…)
Support O&I in coordinating with other KT departments transversal projects or programs
Coordinate with vendors, monitor performance
Participate in/lead the writing of RFPs and proposal reviews
Maintain these specific projects health statuses in the monitoring tools
Present these projects/programs statuses at KT level, prepare presentations
Who you are
At least 5 years of experience in the IT domain
Good communication skills, team spirit
Good understanding of IT operations, infrastructure and workplace environments
Proven experience in budget management
Proven experience in IT project management
Proven team leading experience
At ease with creation of Powerpoint presentations and manipulation of Excel
Strong sense of autonomy and proactivity
fluent in English
Why work with us?
This is an excellent opportunity to join the Kering adventure in a moment of extraordinary growth and become part of a thriving team in a global Luxury group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.
- Full time