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Job Description

FinOps Specialist

Here at CTS, we help our customers do great things with Google Cloud - and we’d love for you to be a part of our journey. As the largest dedicated Google Cloud practice in Europe, we offer a complete Google Cloud solution for businesses.

In joining CTS as a GCP FinOps Specialist, you’ll take responsibility for the performance of our GCP billing business. Working closely with the GCP and Sales teams you will influence and shape the commercial elements of our GCP billing deals - typically multi million dollar contracts with Google and our customers. You will monitor our month on month performance, ensuring we continue to grow our book of business.

You will be our primary GCP billing expert, navigating contractual and commercial details for the benefit of our customers.

This is a new role at CTS - recognising the importance and complexity of billing, FinOps and the opportunity it presents to CTS, Google and our customers. We are already good at this - you’ll help us be great!

Please Note: Experience of GCP is not an essential skill for this role, experience with the billing practices of AWS or Azure would also work for us!

What you'd do:

  • Work with our Account Managers to build compelling and well thought out GCP commit deals that are good for the customer, CTS and Google.
  • Build relationships and work with the Google sales teams facilitating confidence that CTS is the partner to work with for GCP committed spend deals.
  • Build internal processes and tooling to improve sales cycle efficiency for all GCP consumption deals.
  • Improve the customer experience by developing and continually improving a suite of real time billing reports and dashboards.
  • Create and manage a backlog of future improvements to our FinOps service we offer to customers.

What you’d bring

  • Strong experience of at least one major cloud vendors' billing practices.
  • Able to be hands on in calculating and understanding complex cloud billing, commitments and optimisations of GCP spend.
  • Experience in a consulting environment - this will be a client facing role regularly, and you’ll need to be comfortable presenting and talking to external stakeholders.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity that exists in fast-growing companies - as you work to help us to standardise processes.
  • Great communication skills and a high level of numeracy. Percentages won’t scare you.
  • Not mandatory but nice to have: SQL experience for building on our reporting capability.

We don't live in an ideal world, so if you don't have all the experience mentioned above, but are motivated to learn, then we would also like to speak to you.

Location and flexibility

As part of our DNA, we offer a flexible working environment, so we encourage you to apply and ask if this is something you require.

When it comes to your working location, we’d leave it to you to decide what works best. You can live anywhere in the UK or the Netherlands and work completely remotely if you would prefer.

If you live near any of our offices in Utrecht, Manchester, Edinburgh or London, you can of course also choose to work from the office as often as you want. We may ask you to travel occasionally to one of our offices (or a customer site) for specific meetings or team building/social events.

Fair Pay. Done Right.

Our "Fair Pay. Done Right." commitment: We don't advertise salary brackets because we don't have salary brackets. We encourage conversation about your (and our) salary expectations from the off and throughout your time with us, but we don't want to discourage anyone from applying because they are on significantly more or less than a "bracket".

What you’ll get

In addition to a competitive salary (see our “Fair Pay. Done Right” commitment), the CTS benefits package is outlined below:

  • Company contributed pension scheme and private health insurance
  • Unlimited paid holiday days. It is not all about working!
  • Flexible work culture. We trust you to manage your time and workload responsibly.
  • Take up to 10 paid 'Learning Days' (in addition to your annual leave) to spend on professional development.
  • Work From Anywhere' policy. Work abroad up to 90 days a year.
  • A minimum of two whole-company social events each year. This might perhaps be one of the nicest benefits, as we typically have one ‘Kick-Off’ every year in a sunny location in Europe.
  • The ability to complete Professional Google Certifications and other industry-recognized training and certifications (paid for by the company).
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies, health and wellness initiatives, and access to a discount and rewards program (including discounted gym memberships).

What's next

Our Talent Specialists will contact you ASAP after your application. If we agree that there is a match, then you will speak to members of the GCP Leadership Team and potential colleagues within the GCP Managed Services Team. There will be no more than 3 interview stages for this process.

About us

Here at CTS, we help our customers do great things with Google Cloud and we’d love for you to be a part of our journey. As the largest dedicated Google Cloud practice in Europe, we’re proud to work with businesses around the world who want to differentiate themselves by adopting Google technologies and creating a culture of innovation and sustainability.

Our working policies enable our colleagues to strike a good balance between professional and personal life; we appreciate there is more than just work! Because of things like remote working, unlimited holidays and other awesome benefits, we offer a workplace that challenges traditional ways of working.

Driving progress and sustainability is at the heart of what we do and we support this by working with the B Corporation framework. You can even find us in the Flexa Careers list as one of the most flexible employers in the world for 2022. If you’re passionate, curious, and ready to get stuck in and help us change the world using Google Cloud technology, read on to find out more.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

At CTS, we look after each other and support everyone on our team. We’re proud of our people-centred culture; our diversity brings us innovation and our commitment to inclusion drives us forward. If you share these values and would be interested in joining one of our teams, get in touch today!

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Core benefits such as Company Contributed Pensions and Private Health Insurance with a fully comprehensive mental health support package, plus dental and optical reimbursements.
Opportunities to be involved with our DEI and Environmental Boards who strive to pave the way not just in our company but in our industry, making a real difference.
Investment in you - We'll pay for certifications, and give you paid time off to study or attend interesting events.

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options CTS & CloudM provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure CTS & CloudM is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at CTS & CloudM

Company employees

200

Gender diversity (male:female)

70:30

Office locations

Manchester, Edinburgh and Utrecht

Hiring Countries

Netherlands
United Kingdom
What employees are saying

"It's honestly a great company to work for, and there's always been a complete understanding that we all have lives to balance with work. We're trusted to do the job we've been hired to do, so are never micromanaged. It's not a big deal if you have an appointment, would rather finish or start at a different time, need to deal with the kids during the day, want to take annual leave or want to work remote or in an office environment. As long as your work gets done (which is expected to be achievable within normal working hours per week, no overtime expected) then do it whatever way suits you best!"

Anonymous Marketing Employee at CTS

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