Business Operations Manager

at NetApp

location Boulder, Colorado

Updated on Feb 14, 2020

Contract Position
12 month(s)

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Pay Rate $36.58 per hour

Experience 7-12 Years

Eligibility Green Card, US citizen


Information Technology Services


Not Specified

Job ID


Working Remotely Allowed



Description :
As Business Operations Manager you will be a trusted business partner for the leadership of key products within a growth product portfolio, helping bring structure and rigor to the disciplines of planning and business performance management, and serving as “the glue that holds things together”. 

What You Will Do:  
Budget Management: (Top priority to get through the fiscal year planning) 
Partner tightly with financial analyst to: 
Deeply understand and manage all use of funds inside the Business Unit.
Build and maintain the tactical Opex and Capex plans on a rolling 6-quarter basis to ensure constant alignment with business strategy and product roadmaps 
Drive accountability of cost center owners to process requirements, variances, corrective action plans and exception requests 
Program manage cost reduction tasks, clawbacks & budget moves / cross-charges 
Design and lead financial management maturity programs 

Engineering Resource Management
Build and maintain a tactical hiring plan by role on a rolling 6-quarter basis 
Provide direction and oversight to the recruiting effort 
Support the New Product Introduction / Product Life Cycle and Agile processes with regards to resource capacity & program budgets 
Track and oversee engineering people resource assignments & load balancing to ensure maximum efficiency 
Define the approved spending by program and project and ensure coding into all resource tracking systems for accurate reporting 

Workforce Planning (Strategic / Lower priority) 
Build workforce plans and site strategy across the Business Unit (engineering & product management) 
Analyze skill requirements over a 5-year planning horizon relative to the business strategy and product roadmap plans 
Build skill assessment profiles of the existing workforce and define direction for training programs 
Build workforce plans which pro-actively manage the "shape" of the organization and balance of role ratios 
Construct and implement RACI's and job descriptions which ensure role clarity and alignment with engineering development and product lifecycle methodologies 
Lead change management for any organizational changes 
Support business planning and investment case development 

Additional Project Management / Leading Initiatives 
Participate / Lead engineering transformation initiatives  

Education & Experience: 
8+ years’ experience in enterprise-level, cross-functional project and program management in a software development environment 
5+ years’ experience in budget planning, forecasting, management or other significant financial accountability 
Experience with Agile software methodologies, particularly SAFe, is preferred 
Skills You Have: 
Excellent planning and program management skills 
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, especially executive summary writing and note taking 
Very strong PowerPoint, Excel and Office365 skills 
High attention to detail 
Financial modeling 
Change management skills 

Strengths You Demonstrate: 
An ability to drive collaboration and consensus, even among very senior level leaders 
A logical, pragmatic approach to solving complex organizational challenges 
An ability to dive deep into the detail, and yet also elevate to drive perspective from a strategic level 
A multi-disciplinary perspective and a natural tendency to see things from “end-to-end” across the operation of a business 

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