I am Badr Arhad, a seasoned Agile IT Operations Expert with a dynamic 16-year career in the IT industry, marked by a trajectory of progressive leadership and innovation. My journey began at Dell in 2008 as a technical engineer, where I developed a deep understanding of operational and functional team management, and cultivated a strong acumen for customer service across various sectors.
In 2014, I joined Atos, where I significantly enhanced service delivery for a key strategic account. My role was critical in optimizing operations across service desks, application domains, and infrastructure management, showcasing my ability to manage complex IT environments.
Currently, as the Head of Global IT Implementation, I am at the forefront of executing project implementations, establishing comprehensive services, and deploying strategic processes that underscore continuous improvement and service transition. My expertise lies in driving the deployment of innovative IT solutions worldwide, ensuring they are seamlessly integrated and deliver operational excellence.
I lead by example, managing over 100 engineers and support staff across diverse geographical and cultural landscapes, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team culture. My leadership is further solidified by my certifications in IT Project Management and IT Processes, including PSM, Safe, ITIL V4, V3 (OSA) and Prince 2 Practitioner in addition to several other certifications.
In my present role, I am dedicated to the development and implementation of scalable service frameworks and process enhancements that are not only efficient but also future-proof, ensuring they support long-term business goals and adapt to evolving market demands. My commitment to continuous improvement and service transition is unwavering, as I constantly seek to refine our operations and maintain our competitive advantage in the IT sector.
Contract Review and Management: Take responsibility for reviewing, negotiating, and managing contracts with offshore service providers and partners. Ensure that all contracts align with the company’s strategic goals and comply with legal and regulatory standards.
Contract Renewal and Optimization: Lead the process of contract renewals, focusing on optimizing terms and conditions to benefit the company’s objectives. Regularly assess the performance of service providers against contract stipulations to inform renewal decisions.
Alignment with Tribe and Squads Structure: Ensure that the offshore service strategy and operations are fully integrated and aligned with the company’s Tribe and Squads organizational structure. This includes facilitating collaboration between different Squads and ensuring that the services provided by offshore teams support the specific needs of each Tribe.
Performance Metrics and SLA Management: Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and service level agreements (SLAs) in line with the Tribe and Squads objectives. Ensure that offshore teams meet or exceed these metrics, driving continuous improvement.
Stakeholder Engagement in Contract Processes: Engage relevant stakeholders, including Tribe Leads and Squad Members, in the contract review and renewal processes. Gather their input and feedback to ensure that contracts meet the functional and technical needs of each team.
Change Management in Contract Transitions: Oversee change management processes during contract transitions, ensuring minimal disruption to offshore services. This includes effective communication and training for both offshore teams and internal stakeholders to adapt to new contract terms or providers.