Customer Project Manager at Ericsson Nigeria

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Customer Project Manager at Ericsson Nigeria

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Customer Project Manager

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

About This Opportunity

  • We are looking for a Customer Project Manager (CPM) in Nigeria who will lead assigned customer projects in the Digital Services (DGS) OSS Core & Cloud domain securing that projects goals are met; customer’s expectations are fulfilled, and that the customer relation is handled in the best possible way within the scope of the contract.

Responsibilities
What you will do:

  • Establish the project plan baseline: define project scope, secure the necessary resources, and plans and supervise all activities
  • Drive project execution: track project activities, supervise and handle changes, conflicts, and critical issues
  • Handle customer and partner engagement: manage customer relationship building confidence and trust, ensure project progress arranging meetings and customer events
  • Handle project finance: ensure financial system monitoring
  • Develop the business: participate in contract preparation and to pre-sales meeting
  • Develop the CPM subject area; simplify processes, methods and tools with creative ideas
  • Mentor the project team and support their professional growth
  • Secure delivery compliance to both contractual and business case requirements
  • Actively seek to improve top and bottom lines, managing project finances and by identifying and driving add-on-sales opportunities
  • Drive improvement activities related to risk assessments and risk management
  • Work closely with the account team during presales, responsible for contract execution strategy, cost estimations, time & resource planning.

Requirements
You will bring:

  • Education: Bachelor or Master of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • More than 7 years in ICT sector project management
  • Demonstrable experience of several years in project manager role; or equivalent leadership role
  • Domain experience: OCC (OSS, Telecom Core & Cloud) and knowledge of BSS (Business Support Systems) would be a plus
  • Product Knowledge: Cloud Communication (IMS, Mobile Switching, Cloud Signaling), Cloud Core (UDM, CS & PS Core), Cloud Infrastructure (NFVi), Automated Network Operations (Orchestration, Analytics and Assurance, OSS Network Management).
  • Certification: PMI© project manager certification (PMP) or equivalent
  • Proven problem-solving skills and good written & spoken communication
  • Customer-focused and desire understand business and customer needs
  • Professional attitude with solid ability to prioritize, manage time and deliver results
  • Good team player with high interpersonal skills
  • Financial Acumen & Analytical Skills
  • Customer and Market Insight!
  • Proficiency in English Communication.

Additional Skills:

  • Project management skills acquired through training, project management experience or other experience of using project management methods.
  • Experiences related to project management methodologies, techniques and tools.
  • Professional competence related to project type and the nature of the project outcome.
  • Experience of working within the Telecom/IS/IT industry.
  • Experience working with multi-national global decentralized organizations with the ability to establish a good working climate in a virtual environment using phone, mail and collaboration tools as communication vehicles.
  • Experience/knowledge in Ericsson Business Process (EBP) IT Process, ITIL, eTOM will be a plus.
  • Proven leadership skills in leading cross-functional teams in either sales or delivery capacity.
  • Executive level engagement experience as part of sales and delivery of consulting, SI or other professional services.
  • Available to travel within or outside the hub between 25% to 50% of the time as the business may require.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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