CenturyLink Manager, Operations in Town And Country, Missouri

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

Centurylink is an outsourcing provider of managed computing and network infrastructure for IT applications. By outsourcing to Centurylink, enterprises can focus on their core business while Centurylink ensures the quality of their IT infrastructure. Leading IT organizations around the world have selected Centurylink to help them improve their service levels, reduce capital expense and deal with the rising costs of bandwidth, energy, real estate, staff and expertise. As a pioneer in utility computing, Centurylink understands and harnesses the latest advances in technology such as virtualization, cloud computing and support process automation.

Job Description

The CenturyLink Operations Manager will be accountable for the running of a team made up of various flavors of UNIX Engineers. They will have both technical leads and engineers reporting directly to them. They will be required to complete all the administrative tasks associated with running a customer facing operational team. This includes: setting goals, objectives and yearly formal reviews of the various technical disciplines performance, management tasks and reporting and overall Ticket Management to ensure we exceed customer expectations. Additional responsibilities include: ensuring procedures are adhered to at all times and that customer satisfaction is met or exceeded.


  • Manage the teams on a daily operational basis; including setting their objectives, performing monthly reviews and end of year appraisals

  • Ensure procedures are adhered to at all times

  • Identify support problem areas and resolve where possible in a timely manner ensuring that appropriate staff and customers are kept informed

  • Build good relationships with peers across the globe to ensure we are delivering to the same standards globally through appropriate communication and team working

  • Build good relationships with our clients and CenturyLink teams through appropriate communication and team working

  • Produce training/development plans for direct reports and organize monthly reviews of these plans

  • Work with Customers to resolve issues in a timely manner as planned by GOC Management and Client Services Partners

  • Daily review of open cases and escalate any issues to the Global Director

  • Production of team weekly report

  • Ensure teams are producing clear and accurate handover documents detailing work required by the next team

  • Manage team to ensure achievement of GOC KPIs and metrics


  • Operations Centre processes and procedures are adhered to at all times

  • Over 75% of all issues are resolved without escalation

  • Escalations are performed within the SLA timescales.

  • Good communications with customers is required throughout incident lifecycles.

  • Senior Management are kept abreast of appropriate escalations.

  • Customer satisfaction surveys produce positive responses.


  • Essential

  • Previous managerial experience

  • Good negotiation skills

  • Excellent team building skills

  • Effective meeting skills

  • Report authoring skills

  • Strong and effective communication skills

  • ITIL accreditation or familiarity

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Desirable

  • Superior knowledge of CenturyLink support procedures

  • Good understanding of system administration concepts and Linux/Unix knowledge

  • Demonstrable technical skills


Alternate Location: US-Missouri-Town And Country

Requisition # : 196719

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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