• Operations Leadership Development Program

    Job Locations US-VA-Sterling | US-GA-Duluth
    Job ID
    Operations Strategy

    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New infrastructures. New and more complex customer needs. Every day feels like a shift. There’s a sense of excitement surrounding the future, but also uncertainty. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center provider. We support next-generation cloud and hybrid colocation solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re innovating to stay ahead of the curve.


    At QTS our people power us to provide expertise, technology and infrastructure for IT decision makers in complex, high-pressure environments. As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve a problem, or create a solution to improve lives. 


    We are powered by our people.


    At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.


    The Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) is designed to prepare high potential candidates to take on roles at QTS leading teams, functions, and/or P&Ls. The OLDP is a two-year program during which participating Project Managers (PMs) will go through four six-month rotations in the different Operations functions (Site Operations, Property Development/Engineering, Strategy/Analytics, and one elective). Rotations outside of Operations (Sales, Product Management, Customer Care, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In each rotation, PMs will lead a function-specific process improvement project while developing a solid understanding of that function’s responsibilities and challenges.


    Upon completion of the ODLP, QTS leadership will work with the participant to identify a leadership role in the company that matches their interests and skill set. Placement opportunities will not be limited to the Operations organization.

    RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

    • Lead process improvement and business process reengineering efforts in critical areas directly impacting site operations, property development, property engineering, real estate acquisition, sustainability, and strategy/analytics.
    • Develop solid understanding of the data center industry, QTS product offering, and QTS operating model.
    • Form and manage cross-functional project teams to achieve objectives.
    • Analyze the operational and financial impacts of proposed solutions to make impactful recommendations.
    • Regularly present findings to Operations and QTS leadership.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, Finance, or Economics.
    • Four or more years of professional experience.
    • Superior people skills – must be able to work effectively with multiple business groups including sales, engineering, legal and finance, and with all levels of the organization from senior executives to support staff.



    • Advanced degree (technical Master’s degree or MBA)
    • Seven or more years of professional experience.
    • Two or more years in a supervisory role.
    • Experience in technology, construction, engineering, or energy sectors.
    • Solid proficiency in MS Office applications, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Process Improvement Certifications (Lean, Six Sigma, etc.).
    • Management consulting experience.
    • Geographic flexibility within two years.


    • High attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong initiative and creativity.
    • An enthusiastic attitude in a team environment and ability to work independently.
    • Comfort teaming with all levels of an organization, including presenting to senior executives.


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