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This role supports AWS Data Center expansion strategy for already launched regions, and will work very closely with business partners in determining 10+ year expansion strategies across a growing number of regions. In this role, you will help lay the foundations to grow the AWS data center infrastructure footprint, ensuring that the business has a viable and cost effective expansion path in assigned regions. Areas of responsibility include: 1) owning the financial elements of long-term Infrastructure Data Center supply strategies in existing regions, 2) evaluating, influencing and approving all colocation contractual terms, 3) developing and deploying KPI’s that allow us to identify course-correction opportunities in real time, 4) driving process improvement and automation and 5) leading ad-hoc strategic initiatives.
• Partner with the AWS Infrastructure Business Development team to provide strategic guidance on investments alternatives and deal negotiations for regional expansions
• Perform discounted cash flow and P&L financial modeling, often under tight deadlines and lead executive-level discussions. Ensure internal stakeholders (e.g. Real estate, New and Existing Region Portfolio Management, Product teams, Networking, Data Center Engineering, Accounting, Legal, Tax, etc.) are aligned with recommendations
• Help prepare and deliver business reviews to the senior management team regarding progress and roadblocks to closing new deals
• Provide controllership and oversight of business case data integrity and approvals
• Understand infrastructure market segments, customer base, and industry verticals and technology trends. Help set business development plans for target markets and ensure execution is aligned with approved expansion strategies
• Develop business and technology acumen in order to understand and account for technology transitions and business evolution in financial models
• Identify and lead projects to drive automation and process improvement, and cost/operational efficiency.
• BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, or a highly analytical field (e.g., Engineering, Math, and Computer Science) or equivalent.
• Minimum of 5 years of financial experience or master’s degree and 3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Solid understanding of NPV modeling
• Advanced excel skills (Vlookup, Index, Pivot table, etc.)
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• CPA, CFA, or MBA preferred
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritizing workloads and partnering cross-functionally, while delivering against tight deadlines.
• Experience developing/optimizing finance processes for speed, agility, and insight
• Demonstrated ability to dive deep on ambiguous challenges and deliver actionable insights
• Demonstrated curiosity to learn complex new subjects quickly and earn business partners’ trust
• 3+ years of directly supervising teams and developing people
• Familiarity with financial systems such as Cognos TM1 preferred
• SQL experience
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