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Senior Telco Project Manager/Project Executive Vacancy | IBM Careers

Senior Telco Project Manager/Project Executive

Job ID GBS-0443043
Job type Full-time Regular
Work country Multiple (EG, KE, MA, NG, SA, ZA, AE)
Posted 26-Oct-2011
Work city - Any
Job area Consulting & Services
Travel Up to 2 days a week (home on weekends-based on project requirements) Job category Consultant
Business unit ConServ
Job role General Other Consultant
Job role skillset General
Commissionable/Sales-Incentive jobs only No
Job description
An experienced Telco Project Manager is needed for the GBS Global Center of Competence for Telecommunication, Media and Entertainment. Responsible for leading large complex Telco Projects or significant segment(s) of large complex Contracts. Requires knowledge of the Telco Industry and processes, more specifically around BSS/OSS and/or SDP/IMS. Is responsible for performance, cost, scope, schedule, quality, appropriate business measurements as well as responsibility for revenue and profit objectives of the project or contract.

Maintains professional knowledge of market segment / industry / technology / discipline trends and is recognized for business acumen by the client or customer set supported. Leads a team in the initiating, planning, controlling, executing, and closing tasks of a project (or segment of a contract) to produce the solution deliverable. Can participate in and lead a wide range of process activities beginning with the request for proposal through development, test and final delivery. Formulates partnerships between customer, suppliers, and IBM staff to address issues and opportunities for IBM and the client.

For Strategic Outsourcing and/or Application Management, is responsible for organizing and leading a cross functional team in developing and implementing project deliverables, with an emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency. Provides direction to the Product Development Team (PDT), project staff and suppliers. Global knowledge sharing and management is key to IBM’s success. Individuals will be responsible for the creation, harvesting, protection, and reuse of IBM’s intellectual capital. Individuals will participate actively in knowledge sharing activities like communities of practice, forums, conferences and/or other knowledge exchanges. Readiness to travel within the region and globally is required.

At least 5 years experience in the following areas:
Outsourcing Operations, Applications, and Services
Project management, team leadership, and client relationship management in support of the delivery of business and/or technical project solutions

Client Negotiations
Developing executive level relationships, with prior experience in the identification, development, and closure of sales efforts
Guiding & facilitating exec level business decisions & performing business analysis such as quantitative & qualitative analysis, business case development, operations analysis, and/or other solutions
Business Partner Management
Problem Solving Technique
Business Development
BSS/OSS Software Application Integration
Billing, Mediation, and CRM
Order to Cash end to end process
Service Delivery Platforms (SDP) / IP Multimedia Systems (IMS)
Independent Software Vendors (ISV)
Consulting experience
Readiness and ability to accommodate extensive global/regional travel (90% or more)
Bachelor's Degree
Strong written, oral communications and presentation skills in English

Minimum 5-10 years of experience in the Telecom Industry. IBM and/or PMI Project Management Certification, or equivalent desired.
Proven ability to lead and support large scale complex projects transforming new or existing processes, operations, or maintaining and delivering existing solutions.
Proven ability to lead/support large systems integration projects.

Additional information:

This position is open only to candidates resident in the Middle East & African region.

Bachelor's Degree
English: Fluent

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