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Deployment Manager

Department: Networks

Level: Senior Manager

Location: Lusaka, HQ

Job Purpose:

To 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

Reporting to the networks director, the main duties are:

1. To ensure Sites & Erlangs deployment as stipulated in Annual Operating Plan (Financial& Strategy)

  • Achieve budget approval to all Project Costs and ensure monitoring process for remote infrastructure implementation/integration
  • Create Project Tracking Systems and ensure continual improvements in Business Model
  • Evaluate all Service Level agreements, partner with all stakeholders
  • Operate as single point of Contact for all projects and Programs impacting on Network
  • Ensure areas that are controlled by Network impacts on gain in market share
  • Ensure innovative resource planning

2. Speed of Execution/Roll outs & Installation and Commissioning of Core Network (Customer)

  • 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 and Manage strict timelines/quality delivery in a multi-vendor environment.
  • Provide plans to Improve network coverage in Collaboration with business & planning team
  • Establish systemic process for the supervision of installation of new Network Devices with future capacity plan

3. 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

4. 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

5. Partner and Supply Chain Management

  • Establish procedure for improving rollout and maintenance vendor/subcontractor performance
  • 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.)
  • Collaborate with SCM to validate the requests, and raise the purchase of new hardware based on standards
  • Coordinate with SCM for Warehousing & Dispatching of network element to specific locations
  • Track and Follow-up on material delivery for the network rollout (Local & imported)

Skills and Knowledge:

  • 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):

  • 8-10 years with a minimum of 6-8 years in deployment of GSM and/or 3G.
  • Experience of managing multiple complex Network project simultaneously
  • Evidence of Successful Project Delivery with wide Geographical spread

Other requirements (Behavioral etc.)

  • Strong Numeric skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Eye for details
  • Environmental knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Project Management
  • Process quality

How to Apply

Suitable candidates are required to send their application & Curriculum vitae to the email below:

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
14 Aug 15:00
Email applications to
jobs@zm.airtel.com
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