Sunday, 10 February 2013

Networks Planning Manager

Main Purpose 
Plan, Direct and Control the delivery of Network Strategy by ensuring Technical plans are Converted from Business Objectives to deliver best quality at lower cost and innovative Capex/OPEX productivity. This role ensures Airtel is the lowest cost producer and delivers +1 network experience continually.
Main Responsibility Areas: 
Provide strategic inputs to group planning and Airtel Malawi Networks Director  towards the formulation of Optimal network roadmaps that encompass Airtel Malawi requirements and subsequently develop Airtel Malawi roadmap
  • Analyze Business Objectives and Convert them into Technical plans.
  • Provide recommendations to Networks Director and group planning on solutions best suited to Airtel Malawi that will improve capex productivity and provide a best in class network.
  • Define Airtel Malawi network evolution roadmap in line with group guidelines and local business strategy in a manner best suited to meet current and future business requirements
  • Co-ordinate across functions - Sales, Marketing, CSD, IT, SCM and Regulatory to understand business and regulatory needs to ensure delivery of best in class and efficient solutions to business users and customers by our partners
  • Effective use of business intelligence data on network usage patterns to enable informed decision making in the short, medium and long term with respect to network evolution and expansion
Managing Capex- financial
  • Direct achievement of Annual Operating Plan (AOP) targets by analyzing value proposition of requirements demanded by business, conduct cost -benefit/ feasibility analysis to ensure Cost innovation and optimization of CAPEX
  • Monitor the implementation of   Network deployment plans and projects and direct compliance to budget
  • Co-ordinate the validation of network capex plans from partners / vendors to ensure quality and cost effective plans only are validated 
Regulatory Compliance 
  • Ensure compliance to applicable regulations and monitor availability of all relevant documentation, across relevant touch points to meet compliance requirements
Scalability/ Interoperability 
  • Ensure all Vendor Network Equipments on the network can interoperate with one another without glitch.
  • Ensure all  Vendor Network equipments can be enhanced for current and future business needs
  • Engage with business teams to understand functional needs/ business problems, concerns and come up with possible plans / solutions to address their needs
  • Support the business teams in translating their functional needs to network specifications and convert these to network designs for development of plans and solutions by partners
  • Engage with business teams to inform them of various network capabilities that can be harnessed to provide various business products and services
  • Direct proactive network expansion to cater for increasing traffic requirements
Partner with SCM on vendor/partner management processes 
  • Collaborate with user departments to develop and design specifications for new requirements
  • Provide specifications to SCM and evaluate specifications provided by Vendors.
  • Define SLA’s for internal processes and partners, monitor achievement of defined objectives to ensure an effective and efficient interface to all touch points
 Build a capable and motivated team at Airtel Malawi to create a high performance team environment 
  • Recruit the right talent in consultation with function head, as per defined recruitment guidelines
  • Develop and motivate team members through structured training and on the job coaching
  • Establish performance expectations and regularly review individual performance
  • Recommend appropriate rewards and recognition
Desired Skills & Experience
Educational Qualifications & Functional / Technical Skills 
  • Bachelor of Engineering  degree (Electrical & Electronics, or related fields )
  • Sound knowledge of Mobile Network Planning, Optimization and O&M
  • Analytical and Presentation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Minimum 8-12 years of varied experience in planning, implementation, operation and maintenance in the Telecom industry
  • 5 years managerial experience in a GSM/mobile company with at least 3 years senior management experience in an area of network Planning
Key Competencies: 
  • Ability to innovate and deliver value to business 
  • Ability to manage an outsourcing partner to deliver business solution
  • Ability to motivate and lead
  • Integrity
  • Can do attitude
  • Committed
  • Thinking out of the box
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