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Telecom Expense IT Manager - (B4)

Company: Applied Materials
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Applied Materials is the leading semiconductor and display manufacturing company in the world---we Make Possible. World class IT department that drives change within the business and is recognized globally as an innovator and pioneer. Lead financial oversight of the wireless carrier services supporting the enterprise of 30,000+ employees while bringing latest mobile technology (Apple/Samsung, etc---) to empower our workforce. It requires familiarity with telecom expense and contract management practices for carrier based voice, data, and cellular services as well as telecom lifecycle vendor management. KEY REQUIREMENT: Advanced Excel and/or Tableau skills (large data file manipulation, vlookup, pivot tables, etc---) In this position the candidate initiates and manages complex wireless billing audits, defines wireless optimization recommendations, conducts vendor contract analysis, benchmarks wireless rates, ensures quality control, and performs inventory management. In addition, supports the end-to-end billing process, including all related end user billing inquiries and performs workflow through a ticketing system. The position requires strong problem-solving, analytical, verbal and written communication skills, as well as having demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with wireless providers and inspire action and problem resolution. This is a high-volume transaction environment that requires great attention to detail and superior analytical skills. Responsibilities * Manage telecom lifecycle including measuring, monitoring and analyzing carrier and TEM vendor performance against established Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators * Manage TEM software to maintain accurate records of: cellular services, inventory, accounts, and invoices * Perform telecom vendor invoice review to ensure adherence to Contract or Statement of Work on a monthly or quarterly basis as indicated * Supervise and analyze wireless invoices across multiple carriers including: audits, disputes, adjustments, allocations, approvals and payment * Interface regularly with wireless services providers to resolve issues, gather information, and manage account activities/performance * Identify opportunities to leverage vendor capacity and other efficiencies to reduce overall operational cost * Validate identified billing disputes and cost savings opportunities through historical review, telecom vendor and customer contact while providing regular management reports * Daily operational tracking related to billing and associated controls to verify data integrity to eliminate billing errors, including investigation and resolution of any variances * Assist with the creation and testing of new reporting processes to improve process workflows * Act as an information resource for internal employees, responding to and resolving inquiries concerning billing questions * Build and maintain good working relationships with other departments and ensure constant communication on statuses, issues and deadlines * Prepare ad hoc reports on an as needed basis * Ensure quality control visibility by providing metrics reporting * Process Wireless day-to-day help tickets through to resolution * Provision devices with the correct rate plans and features for supported wireless devices, troubleshoots user issues and provides functionality instructions to users as needed Desired Skills and Experience: * Minimum of three years' experience in Wireless Expense Management * Strong understanding of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile billing terminology, concepts and practices including services, taxes, fees, and contractual terms * Demonstrated business acumen and the ability to apply financial expertise to telecom contracts and invoices * Knowledge and understanding of financial oversight and management including billing, accruals, allocations, budgeting, and forecasting * Experience working with a case/ticket management system (ServiceNow preferred) * Ability to analyze, troubleshoot iOS devices and resolve issues of varying complexity with minimal supervision * Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and work load to ensure all deliverables and expectations are met or exceeded * Ability to effectively work cross functionally with carrier vendors, key users, other organizations and finance * Must possess the ability to systematically push the carrier for results and to recognize when issues need to be escalated to the next level * Ability to gather and analyze customer information from carrier portals and account reps in order to provide resolution and/or make recommendations * Ability to develop presentation level graphics that illustrate and emphasize the business issue, both historical and trend * Advanced Excel skills (vlookup, pivot table, etc---) * Intermediate to advanced SQL, PowerPoint skills * Excellent customer service skills * Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English * Extreme attention to detail, data accuracy quality of output and a strong ability to multi-task * Superior analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills * International billing experience #LI Qualifications Education: Bachelor's Degree Skills Certifications: Languages: Years of Experience: 4 - 7 Years Work Experience: Additional Information Travel: Yes, 20% of the Time Relocation Eligible: Yes Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Keywords: Applied Materials, Santa Clara , Telecom Expense IT Manager - (B4), IT / Software / Systems , Santa Clara, California

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