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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 IT Cost Project Manager, 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Experience in IT-consulting
  • Analytical mindset


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.


**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.

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  • Company: ABOUT YOU
  • Published: 27th May 2024
  • Closing Date: 27th July 2024
  • Country: Germany
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Manager
  • Salary: 58.000€ - 70.000€
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None