Data Direct Networks

Administration Manager - India

2 months ago
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DDN is The Leading Big Data Storage Supplier to Data-Intensive, Global Organizations

For over 15 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud.


Organizations leverage the power of DDN technology and the deep technical expertise of our team to capture, store, process, analyse, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost effective manner. Our customers include many of the world’s leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.


DDN's sustained Vision and execution have made us the World’s largest privately held data storage company. Our technological and market leadership comes from our long term investments in leading edge research and development, our relentless focus on solving our customers’ end to end data and information management challenges, and the excellence of our employees around the globe, all relentlessly focused on delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to our customers.  


We create and bring to market the most advanced and innovative technologies to solve our customers' complex Big Data challenges. You can be proud to work for a dynamic company whose two founders are still actively involved in our operations, and which is helping improve the quality of human life throughout the World. 

Job Description


This role is full time and reports directly to the DDN India country manager. 

What will you be doing …

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Day to day management of the DDN Pune office;
  • Disseminating information through telephone, websites, mail services, and e-mail;
  • Organizing and maintaining electronic and paper files and managing projects;
  • Maintaining and devising office systems, including filing, data management etc.;
  • Monitoring the use of equipment and supplies within the office;
  • Help local team with travel and accommodation;
  • Help with office and IT data centre related compliances
  • Assist with finding appropriate vendors and onboarding them with help of finance
  • Coordination with external government agencies, suppliers and logistics providers for infrastructure related purchasing and shipping.
  • Assistance to local management on appointments and administration;
  • Local event management including conferences, trainings for customers, partners & employees;
  • Work to foster an environment of team work and co-operation;
  • Provide support to finance and HR as required;
  • Assist finance in the management of local vendors;
  • Provide on the ground support to the support for the Corporate Infrastructure leader;
  • Ensures health and safety matters for DDN India;
  • Provide office administration support as required;
  • Additional duties that maybe assigned as required from time to time;

    What you will have achieve …

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Experience of working autonomously and the ability to work on own initiative.
    • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple priorities simultaneously in a high volume, fast paced environment;
    • Ability to build up relationships with all levels of employees within the business.
    • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and communications skills working in a complex and matrix business environment
    • Business driven and people focused with excellent communication, interpersonal, influencing, and team working skills.
    • Strong vendor management skills and experience
    • Any experience with stocking and shipping spare parts across India is a plus.
    • Business acumen with proven experience working with international business managers
    • Resilient
    • Fluency in English essential;
    • Excellent client service skills
    • Numerate with good attention to detail
    • Excellent literacy, with ability to write and proof read documents to an extremely high standard;
    • Proficiency in MS Office Products (Excel, Work; Outlook, PowerPoint);

    Education Required:                     

    • Ideally BS/BA degree in Business, Communications or related field required


    • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a admin role as part of an international /matrix structured organisation.
    • Start-up experience preferred

DDN Core Characteristics

DDN has a strong orientation towards these 4 characteristics and any successful employee will demonstrate these capabilities:

  • Self-Starter – A pro-active orientation and the ability to operate independently to achieve goals.
  • Success/Achievement Orientation – Ability to thrive in the face of adversity, drive to overcome all obstacles to reach goals.
  • Leveraging Relationships – Orientation to leverage all relationships (internally and externally) to maximize personal and DDN successes.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to understand a situation and to identify the best route to satisfy all concerned parties and enhance DDN’s brand.


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