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Senior Director | Cloud Financial Operations

What You’ll Do

This new role is an exciting and mission-critical component in operationalizing Teradata’s Cloud-first strategy. We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated senior leader with deep knowledge of CSP infrastructure, consumption models, and financial governance, with proven ability to overcome challenges, build trust with and influence stakeholders, and unite cross-functional teams in pursuit of both short and long-term operational excellence.


  • With Finance and other functions, own corporate-level accountability for internal and customer Cloud financial models with a view to maximizing the company’s Cloud margin
  • Deliver value by creating reusable, extensible, and resilient Cloud financial governance processes and guidelines and proactively identify cross-functional improvement opportunities when key Cloud governance metrics are underperforming
  • Work x-functionally to align on common tools and dashboards for measuring and improving KPIs, metrics, and cloud margins
  • Develop and communicate a long-term vision to senior stakeholders and partner teams with accurate details and transparency on risks and impediments
  • Contribute to team culture and recruiting by leading activities to attract and retain top talent and mentoring and developing junior associates
  • Participate in and support periodic strategic Cloud financial reviews with senior leadership

Who You’ll Work With

The Senior Director, Cloud Financial Operations is a member of the of the Business Process Re-Engineering team within the Finance, IT, Procurement, and Operations (FIO) organization. You will be responsible for developing the Cloud Financial Operations team and coordinating cross-functional stakeholders to identify, track, audit, and report metrics and KPIs to manage and optimize cloud consumption and spending across the enterprise and to obtain maximum value from CSP relationships and contracts. You will work cross-functionally with Finance, Engineering, Infrastructure, Procurement, and other Cloud Operations teams to view our Cloud program holistically and take ownership for maximizing the company’s Cloud margins.

What Makes You a Qualified Candidate 

  • Advanced degree in Business Administration or a related technical field
  • 12+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven experience managing cloud consumption, spending, and CSP governance (AWS, Azure, GCP) with and alongside private cloud infrastructure

What You’ll Bring

  • Passion for conflict resolution and collaborating with and leading cross-functional teams
  • Comfort with data, technology, and people

Requisition Number:217867

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  • Company: Teradata
  • Published: 24th January 2024
  • Closing Date: 4th May 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Director
  • Salary: $186,000.00 - $242,000.00 - $298,000.00 Annually
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None