Airtel Nigeria Recruits Assistant Manager: IBS & 3G roll out

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Assistant Manager: IBS & 3G roll out


Plan, Direct and Deploy all Identified Network Projects and Programs to ensure High Speed of Time to Market. This role must guarantee synergy, effective and efficient resource utilization, cost optimization and Return on investments to deliver on Business goals and +1 Network experience.


Expected End Results

Supporting Activities

(Financial& Strategy)

To ensure Deployment of IBS and site Sharing as per Annual Operating Plan

· Implements approved Project Costs as it relates to IBS and Colo (Site sharing)
· Create Project Tracking Systems and ensure continual improvements in Business Model.
· Continous evaluation of existing Service Level agreements, with all stakeholders to achieve positive customer experience and optimize costs
· Operate as single point of Contact for all IBS and COLO Management.
· Ensure areas that are controlled by Network impacts on gain in market share
· Ensure innovative resource planning


Speed of Execution of IBS Roll outs & COLO site RFI ready for all radio networks

· Ensure that the speed to market exceeds competition and first time resolution( FTR)
· Provide plans and Set up process of Increasing network coverage in strategic revenue generating locations
· Determine and Manage strict timelines and quality delivery in a multi-vendor environment with Nokia Siemens Networks
· Establish systemic process for the supervision of installation of new Network Devices with future capacity plan
· Track Deployment and Colo Upgrades as a part of Program Management Support to Network Operations

Logistics and Project Management

· Establish departmental process to align to PMI process for all projects and enforce strict adherence.
· Ensure Management of CWIP( Capital work in Progress) to deliver on equipments not be obsolete in warehousing.

Regulatory and Statutory Compliance

· Ensure all necessary documentation for regulatory compliance is adequate and readily available
· Ensure all statutory permissions required for deployment have been approved and documented.

Partner and Supply Chain Management

· Provide support and Ensure effective process of Partner management of Service Provide and Infrastructure vendors. Establish procedure for Improving rollout and maintenance vendor and subcontractor performance to ensure regular follow-up and objective measurements.
· Developing a win-win relationship by setting common goals and objectives.
· Ensure and monitor timely release of site request( SR) and Service Order with Tower Company and SP
· Provide platform for seamless sharing of sites with other Tower Company for effective and speedy deployment.
· Review site sharing activities with the telecom vendors and ensure that all the sites are inside the rental brackets and required permitting (environmental etc) are secured in time to avoid project delays
· Partner with Supply Chain Management Team and Validate the requests and raise the purchase of new hardware based on standards.
· Ensure and coordinate various activities with Supply Chain Management for Warehousing & Dispatching of network element to specific locations.
· Track and Follow-up on material delivery for the network rollout (Local & imported)


Educational Qualifications & Functional / Technical Skills

§ Any university degree In Engineering.
§ Professional qualification in Project Management Techniques

Relevant Experience (Type of experience and minimum number of years)

§ 5-8 years in deployment of GSM and/or 3G.
§ Experience in Site Planning and Use of Map Info and planning tools
Other requirements (Behavioural etc.)

§ Strong Numeric skills
§ Critical Thinking Skills
§ Business Acumen
§ Eye for details
§ Environmental Knowledge
§ Communication skills
§ Project management
§ Process Quality
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1 Comment

  1. Lakshmipathi.vishal says:

    Hi Sir / Madam ,

    Presently working in Huawei as project lead for 3G Gsm and IBS network job with work experience of 5 years. Supporting Airtel in India (Bangalore, Karnataka), I kindly request to think me as a desired candidate for this job.

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