Backup and Recovery Service Manager - Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NH, NL


Country: Netherlands 
City: Amsterdam
Req ID: 498549


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.


CRH (NYSE: CRH, LSE: CRH) is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.78,500 people at c.3,390 operating locations in 28 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and Europe. As the essential partner for transportation and critical utility infrastructure projects, complex non-residential construction and outdoor living solutions, CRH’s unique offering of materials, products and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment. The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies. A Fortune 500 company, CRH’s shares are listed on the NYSE and LSE.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


Learn more about us through the following Link.


Position Overview

CRH Europe IT is building out its Datacenter and Cloud team, and requires a subject matter expert in Backup and Recovery for our Public and Private Cloud environments.
This role is a technical and processes managerial role within CRH Europe IT, and will be responsible for managing and implementing day-to-day functions, further develop processes and documentation related to Storage, Backup, Business Continuity, Risk Management and Incident Management.
You are experienced and familiar with Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions such as Commvault, Rubrik, Veeam, Acronis etc.  You are involved strategically in risk assessment, contingency planning, and stakeholder communication to safeguard CRH Europe’s business interests and maintain operational resilience. 
You will be coordinating, assessing, developing and communicating recovery environment requirements and contingency plans for Europe.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities
In this role, you will be responsible for the following tasks to be managed and delivered with exceptional quality leveraging preferred third party vendor: Manage, Maintain, Monitor, Report, and Develop on the existing Backup Infrastructure and Strategy

  • Manage and update business continuity plans for Operational Companies 
  • Conduct and facilitate risk assessments and business impact analyses 
  • Lead business continuity training sessions and simulation exercises
  • Coordinate with Local IT and other departments to ensure alignment and testing of recovery strategies
  • Respond to incidents and activate continuity plans as needed
  • Assist with the communication to stakeholders during a business disruption


Individual Competencies 
You are able to:

  • Drive Results - Consistently achieving objectives, even under tough circumstances, pushing self and others 
  • Collaborate - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Make Quality Decisions - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organisation moving forward 


Key Characteristics

  • Critical thinker – is a problem solver and resolves conflicts
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written skills as listening and presentation skills
  • Reliable – can be trusted with a challenging task
  • Passionate and dedicated – is energetic and eager to learn and develop others
  • Motivated – stays motivated and is able to deal with resistance


Key Functional Competencies 
You possess the following:

  • Language: English (Fluent) Desirable: Second European Language (preferred)
  • Deep understanding of Backup technology, primarily Commvault – Rubrik and Veeam is a plus
  • Large Knowledge of Backup and Business Continuity Planning
  • Other competencies: Pro-active / enthusiastic / good interpersonal skills


Experience / Education
You are/have:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in IT related discipline
  • 10+ years of experience in Infrastructure service management in a large organization leveraging both Public and private cloud
  • 5 + Year experience in Backup & Recovery technology management (incl Security) and Business Continuity related process (Documentation, DR testing)
  • Experienced in driving Service Providers to render the services
  • Working in cross-functional teams on a European or Global level
  • Experience working in a DevSecOps environment is a plus 


Other (Key) Dimensions
Key stakeholders for this position are:

  • Europe IT Operations Team, Backup Functional Teams
  • IT Management Operating Companies
  • Europe IT Leadership Team

What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and send us your application.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who would love to join the team? Please let us know!


CRH finds it important that vacancies are shared to individuals that may find them interesting and/or could be suitable for the role


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CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.


Please note that we cannot accept any applications submitted through email for GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our job portal.


We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


Date:  5 Jul 2024

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