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Senior Manager Cloud Performance and Spend Optimisation


The Cloud Performance & Spend Optimisation SM role will have the following responsibilities:

  • Establish, document and drive adoption of the cloud processes, standards, policies, and governance model across ManCo, OpCos and other stakeholders related to cloud resource utilisation
  • Define cloud resource usage policies that impact the cloud billing (e.g. Cloud Consumption Policy, Resource Tagging Policies etc.)
  • Working with Opcos providing guidance as requir
  • Support OpCo finance teams in setting up of cloud chargeback and show back processes
  • Build Cloud Services consumption budgets and track actual and cloud forecasted costs
  • Define value realization framework; Track and report key cloud spend metrics to stakeholders
  • Establish community of practice within MTN. Drive roadshows to increase awareness
  • Provide guidance on data-driven opportunities to optimize cloud resource utilisation and costs – consumption, resource utilization monitoring, as required
  • Ensure governance model and processes adopted in Opco(s) is in alignment to the established CCOE reference standards; conduct reviews, identify issues, and determine root cause, and improve processes to prevent recurring issues
  • Work cross functionally with other BUs (e.g. EBU), MTN platform businesses (e.g. Fintech) and other stakeholders to align activities and deliverables
  • – Ensure cloud consumption metering and cloud cost tracking activities for all cloud services within Opco(s) is aligned to CCOE standards
  • Recommendations on cloud service buying strategy basis cost and service considerations – On-demand vs reserved instance, type of instance etc.
  • Ensure automation of cloud billing reports, provide dashboards and insights on billing
  • Track and report data regarding cloud services – cloud consumption, resource utilization, exceptions etc.
  • Periodic audits to ensure resources are tagged as per standards and policies
  • Interface with Finance where appropriate on the cloud service budget and actual costs
  • Validate the cloud bill and raise concern whenever an exception is generated.



  • Governance framework
  • Value Realisation framework
  • Community of Practice
  • Cloud adoption business case framework and Business cases support for workload migration
  • Cloud Cost Optimization framework
  • Cloud Performance & Spend Optimisation standards, policies, guidelines
  • Resource Tagging Policy
  • Chargeback and Showback policies / frameworks
  • Cloud Cost Forecasting
  • New policies definition or existing policy updates
  • Reporting

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum 4-year relevant Academic Degree with Honours (B Eng / BSc Degree Preferred)
  • MBA / Masters advantageous
  • English (French and/or Arabic advantageous)
  • Relevant certification/accreditation/membership with professional body as required for role (e.g. Certified Finops Practitioner by Linux Foundation, AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals, GCP Associate Cloud Engineer, AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator etc.)


  • Minimum of 10 years’ of overall experience in IT with proven experience in cloud
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in cloud finops, or equivalent related to finop
  • Minimum 3 years’ of relevant sector/industry/area of specialisation (e.g. relevant consulting or industry experience and large scale, enterprise-class consulting or systems integration experience)
  • Proficiency in Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and related concepts on the public cloud.
  • Familiarity with Azure and GCP cloud environments
  • Working knowledge / Hands-on experience of financial modelling / analysis, cloud-native and 3rd party cloud cost management & advisory tools
  • Sound knowledge of cost optimization levers, and value realization frameworks
  • Experience with cloud economics, cloud service and pricing models
  • Understanding of cloud budgeting and forecasting principles (budgeting, accruals, NPV, ROI etc.)
  • Associate or higher-level certification of public cloud providers
  • Experience in working across diverse cultures and geographies is advantageous


  • Business Acumen, Problem Solving, Information processing, Influencing others
  • Data interpretation, Judgement, Continuous improvement, Reporting
  • Get it done, Communication, Innovative, Agile, Accountable

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Company: MTN
  • Published: 5th June 2023
  • Closing Date: 20th June 2023
  • Country: South Africa
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Manager
  • FinOps Certifications Required: Certified Practitioner