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Data Centre Services Manager

Black Lion Group
Lagos, Nigeria
January 16, 2017


Department: Technical

Unit: Data Centre

Reporting Line: General Manager, MainData

The Data Centre Services Manager (DCSM) will coordinate all Data Centre Services to internal and external customers and shall be the single point of contact for all such services. The DCSM will formulate strategic plans and tactical measures to deliver DC services to the customers. Key responsibilities include:


Assumes ownership of the Data Centre space and liaise with the DCOM & Facilities Manager to ensure consistent customer experience.

Manage the Service Coordination team and liaising with Technical Sales, DC Product specialists and the DC operations team to ensure that the right technical solutions are designed for the customer.

Manage the entire cycle of customer on-boarding process (from feasibilities studies to sign-off) and ensuring that detailed and realistic project implementation plans are developed for the customer onboarding.

Builds and sustains effective communications with all stakeholders and across functional teams to maximize the customer experience

Coordinate Data Centre tours for potential customer and visitors or assigning such responsibilities as may be needed.

Proactively identifies potential issues and drives solution to avoid customer impact and facilitate continuous improvements.

Ongoing technical supports for activities involving Data Center supports services and Operations.

Ensure continuous improvement of Data Centre processes and procedures, such that they are highly effective and reflect industry best practice

Forecast staff needs, including coaching, motivating and developing team members.

Qualifications and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field is required.

ITIL V3 Certification and MBA will be an added advantage

2-5 years of experience in Data Centre Business, 5 of which must be in data centre operations, preferably in an open access/colocation environment.

Experience with data center subsystems – generators, UPS, cooling systems, fire suppression systems, access control systems, CCTV and other critical subsystems required to assure data center operations