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Director, Operational Environmental Sustainability (Global)

 

Director, Operational Environmental Sustainability (Global)

  • JR-126098
  • Paris
  • Frankfurt
  • Amsterdam
  • London
  • Operations
  • Full time
Director, Operational Environmental Sustainability (Global)

The Company

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 75+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.  

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best in class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success

Purpose:

To lead the development Equinix strategy for operational environmental sustainability across our data centers internationally.  Providing guidance to local teams for the successful implementation and global roll out of the strategy. Acting as the cross functional leader for environmental sustainability across Equinix datacenter operations

Main responsibilities and accountabilities of the role

Day to day:

  • Drive strategic planning and priorities for sustainability in data center operations
  • Establish and track against KPIs, SLAs, and metrics (incl. performance and budget)
  • Ensure consistent customer, vendor and staff experience and on-the-ground response across all data centers
  • Develops and implement policies and procedures to ensure global consistency and effectiveness
  • Develops tools for all stakeholders in environmental sustainability to have visibility on status and progress of initiatives
  • Contribute to and/or support other departments to achieve endorsed business objectives
  • Coordinate with global design and construction team to ensure global consistency and effectiveness
  • Coordinates with global and regional (GOE & ROE) operational teams to ensure global consistency and effectiveness
  • Participates in regional initiatives to further develop our vision
  • Acts as the Equinix representative for all external inquiries around our operational environmental sustainability
  • Formalizing our operations approach to meeting our climate targets including Science-based Targets, Global Climate-Neutral Goal and EU Climate Neutral Data Centre Operator Pact
  • Recommending, improving and executing measurement and reporting across Operations including PUE, WUE, carbon emissions, refrigerants, energy efficiency, electric vehicle chargers and more.
  • Advocating and leading operational changes, including project-level support, developing business cases and conducting stakeholder engagement to ensure alignment across the organization both globally and regionally
  • Partnering closely with other functional business groups including Sustainability Program Office, Global Design and Construction, Renewable Energy and Cleantech, Government Relations, Corporate Development, Country Managing Directors, Sales and Marketing
  • Increasing alignment and interest across Operations towards innovation and building and operating the Data Center of the Future including deploying new concepts such as liquid cooling and AI/ML solutions to drive efficiency

Lead diverse team

  • Shape a collaborative, transparent, and entrepreneurial culture, in tandem with the extended global operations leadership and the corporate leadership team
  • Motivate employees around shared vision
  • Empower frontline resources to meet corporate sustainability needs through incentives and process
  • Contribute to Global forums as an advocate towards efficiency

Leadership characteristics of the role

Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrated track record of data center operations management and maintenance or similar; leadership and cross functional management experience
  • Experience optimizing a growing and evolving business – leading a large organization through a period of rapid growth, merger integration, or business transition
  • Experienced in leading and operating in a matrix environment

Skills and Attributes

  • Focus on execution and results – establishing high standards for performance, setting goals and developing plans, following through and holding people accountable for results
  • Ability to provide thought leadership, think strategically and effectively communicate vision and influence
  • Demonstrate and instil the Equinix culture and values
  • Adept at balancing intense short-term pressures with overall long term goals
  • Financial acumen and ability to connect sustainability objectives to financial results

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Equal Employment Opportunity: 
Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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