Monday, 11 February 2013

Airtel Nigeria Job Recruitment

Job Description
Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited), a
leading mobile telecommunication services
provider in Nigeria and a member of Airtel
Africa Group, is committed to providing
innovative, exciting, affordable and quality
mobile services to Nigerians, giving them
the freedom to communicate, rise above
their daily challenges and drive economic
and social development. The company
made history on August 5, 2001 by
becoming the first telecoms operator to
launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria
and has scored a series of many “firsts” in
the highly competitive Nigerian
telecommunications market including the
first to introduce toll-free 24-hour
customer care; first to launch service in all
the six geo-political zones in the country;
first to introduce affordable recharge
denominations; first to introduce monthly
free SMS and first to introduce monthly
airtime bonus.
A truly innovative company, Airtel has
showed resilience, charting new paths in
meeting the demands and needs of its
esteemed stakeholders and enhancing
distribution as well as providing affordable
services to empower more nigerians.
In Nigeria, Airtel is working tirelessly to live
up to an ambitious vision of being the most
loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians as
it offers a superior brand experience and a
portfolio of innovative products & services
ranging from exciting voice solutions to
inventive data packages and mobile
Senior Manager New Product Development
Airtel Nigeria – Lagos (Nigeria)
Job Description
Job Purpose
Program Management of the New Prodcuts
under development thereby ensuring their
timely launch and FTR delivery. This shall
contribute towards increasing the revenue
of AES and also meet our goal of
Key Responsibilties
1. Achieve timely launch of New Products
and meet the Launch targets in terms of
speed to market and revenue
Influence and facilitate the planning,
allocation and meeting of NPD targets (in
terms of speed to market, profitability and
revenue) for each of the products in all the
business domains in AES.
Monitor the cost of New Product
Development and maintain the ROI for each
product wrt to the development cost.
Analyse and trigger focused initiatives to
enhance new services usage and sales
among all customer segments and ensure
revenue realisation.
Direct in-depth assessment of new Airtel
product and services performance vis-à-vis
competitor services, to identify gaps and
take remedial action.
Review post launch research and analysis
to understand and evaluate how the new
product is received by the customer and
assess impact.
2. Program Management of New Product
Design and Development.
Program Management of the entire new
product development (NPD) life cycle from
concept through design & development
and launch and post launch progression
for all the business domains
Creation and management of the NPD
funnel and ensure the assigning of cross
functional resources to each product.
Determine service requirement, viability and
profitability of the initiatives designed and
prioritise their development and launch
Ensure timely product / service
development through resource
management, coordination with backend
factories, process adherence, project
management, cross functional negotiation
and discussion and end to end
management from Idea to Launch
Anticipate potential problems and ensure
effective solutions to support the
application of new products through tools
like FMEA, QFD, UAT testing, Alpha launch
Lead/facilitate discussions withinand
across functions to resolve conflicts and
arrive at consensus.
Desired Skills & Experience
Educational Qualification
A good first degree
An MBA will be an added advantage
8-10 years of Sales / Marketing/ Product /
Technical / Process experience with
preferably 3-4 years of operational
experience in telecom industry. Should have
managed teams of 3-4 members
Program Management
Commercial acumen
Presentation skills
Drive for results
Planning and coordination
Research orientation
Analytical skills
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