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Contract Manager- Construction



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Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation (CO+I) is the team behind the cloud. We are responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high energy individual to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services.

Within CO+I, the strategic Supply Chain team is responsible for establishing a supply chain that can meet the ever-growing growth of the Cloud and our customers. We support a portfolio of complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-billion, multi-year datacenter construction and lease projects. Furthermore, we support the Operations team that manages and runs the cloud assets. We are looking to fill a critical role of Campus Execution Manager on our Supply Chain team to lead a program of build projects in Melbourne.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


  • Continuous Improvement: Always seek ways to streamline, automate, and simplify processes; includes deployment of tools, using data analytics and working with IT groups to define system requirements.
  • Procurement Planning:Implement procurement plans to effectively deliver against project goals on budget.
  • Negotiation:Implement appropriate negotiation strategies for the scope.
  • Supplier Selection:Participate in supplier selection and performance management; ensure alignment to Microsoft business goals throughout.
  • Contracting:Understand industry contracting norms and Microsoft contracting requirements; participate in negotiation of contracts that meet business goals.
  • Contract Oversight: Monitor key elements of supplier performance to contracted requirements; implement corrective action and lessons learned.
  • Project Management: Develop and implement plans to effectively deliver goods and services on time and within specification while managing risk.


Category Experience:

  • Deep Construction Execution Experience in Supply Chain and Contracts Management is an absolute requirement for this role.
  • Experience in more key construction categories including Architect / Engineering consultancy, Infrastructure Equipment and construction services would be of benefit too.
  • Experience on large-scale mission critical construction projects is an absolute requirement - sourcing, managing, and administering contracts over USD $100M.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Can create clarity, generate energy, and deliver success; always be planning for the future.
  • Have high integrity – must be ethical and strong value-based individual focused on fairness and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Bring high energy – a drive to achieve results in midst of ambiguity and a matrix organization.
  • Be a high performer – be able to fit the Microsoft “culture” by effectively multi-tasking and managing priorities; have a “sense of urgency” regarding issue resolution.
  • Understand the importance of relationships inside the company and with our supply chain partners.


Be able to travel from 25 - 50%, generally within APAC region.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.



Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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