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Project Manager (m/f/d) - IT Procurement

  • Salary Range: 58.000€ - 70.000€
  • Contract Type: Career Starter
  • Start Date: from now on
  • Location: HQ Hamburg (hybrid**)

The IT Cost Controlling Team at ABOUT YOU Tech is dedicated to optimizing our IT costs. This role involves technical project management, and collaboration with company leadership and technical leads to manage IT investment strategies, negotiate software agreements, and identify and implement opportunities for cost optimization.

As an Project Manager – IT Procurement, you will oversee a varied portfolio of cost-related IT projects, including but not limited to AWS and other significant IT expenditures. This role is responsible for managing cost-saving projects and processes. Especially AWS cost structure and saving potential need to be managed. You will work intimately with C-Level executives and the management team, managing the financial aspects of our cloud infrastructure, negotiating with software vendors, and enhancing IT project management processes.

What you will do

  • Lead multiple tech projects, ranging from 2 weeks to 6 months, focusing on cost-saving initiatives in IT, vendor negotiations, and contract management.

  • Collaborate with IT project managers, controllers, and technical leads to optimize the IT cost structure.
  • Handle end-to-end contract management, including planning, negotiating, monitoring contracts, verifying invoices, and conducting tenders to achieve the best price/value composition.
  • Prepare and monitor cost reports, such as monthly cost reports and KPI reports, in cooperation with stakeholders.
  • Direct and actively plan the IT budget across multiple teams for IT vendors and hosting costs.
  • Gain insights into a broad spectrum of projects, processes, tools, and cutting-edge technologies (e.g., AWS, Datadog) while working with various teams to establish FinOps principles.
  • Regularly discuss, align, and report project statuses with leads, top management, and the Tech team.
  • Identify issues and devise efficient, pragmatic solutions to overcome blockers.
  • Select and evaluate new software and negotiate with vendors.

Who you are

  • You have at least 2 years of experience in agile IT project management.

  • Familiar with cloud services, especially AWS services ensuring optimal cost-effectiveness and smooth operations would be helpful.
  • Possess a solid financial background, including managing and operating cost centers.
  • Skilled in negotiating with software vendors to secure the best terms and prices.
  • Proficient in contract management from negotiation to execution and oversight.
  • A proven track record in managing IT projects using agile methodologies.
  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • Proactive, hands-on, and able to solve problems creatively.

Nice to have

  • Experience in IT-consulting
  • Analytical mindset

Growth Opportunity:

We prioritize potential alongside skills in our recruitment process. Not meeting every criterion isn’t a barrier; it’s your growth mindset that counts. If you’re eager to learn and develop, we welcome your application.

Additional Information

**Working model:

Due to the upcoming tasks and responsibilities for this position, it is required to work onsite at our headquarters in Hamburg on a weekly basis. Therefore we’ve implemented a hybrid working model that allows us to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays and to work onsite from Tuesday to Thursday.

Benefits

  • Hybrid working

  • Fresh fruit every day

  • Sports courses

  • Exclusive employee discounts

  • Free drinks

  • Language courses

  • Company parties

  • Help in the relocation process

  • Mobility subsidy

  • State-of-the-art technology

  • Central Location

  • Flexible Working Hours

  • Company pension

  • Professional training

  • Dog-friendly office

  • AY Academy

  • Feedback Culture

YOU ARE THE CORE OF ABOUT YOU.
We take responsibility for creating an inclusive and exceptional environment where all genders, nationalities, and ethnicities feel welcomed and accepted exactly as they are. We believe that a diverse workforce essentially contributes to the ABOUT YOU culture. To maintain talent and diversity, we emphasize the care for physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. Our values and work ethics essentially contribute to our brand mission: empower acceptance and shape an inclusive, fair, and circular fashion culture.

We are looking forward to receiving your application – preferably via our online application portal! Thus, we can ensure a faster process and for you, it is very easy to upload your application documents. :-)

HR Contact

  • Carolin

    Tech Recruiting

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