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Manager: New Products Development At Airtel Nigeria

Date Posted: 23/Jan/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Job description

To ensure first time right (FTR) delivery of strategic products and services, in ensuring we maintain our competitive edge in terms of innovation and time to market. The role will directly engage with the product development functions in Marketing (locally and at group level) interpret URS / PCN, scope and plan the project. Work with the appointed vendors / systems integration partners to ensure the requirements are captured, prioritised, planned and delivered based on agreed timelines.

  • Develop project charter, preliminary project scope consisting expectations, objectives, risks, approach, deliverables with key stakeholders
  • Interpret URS / PCN and develop CSRs
  • Constitute project team including steering committees
  • Develop and refine project plan and detailed work plan to effectively manage, the effort, scope, product deliverables, milestones, resources, etc.
  • Develop project control framework to cover the establishment of a sponsor group, risks and issue management, and communication management
  • Plan contracting, procurement and purchasing of materials
  • Execute, monitor and control different aspects of the product development lifecycle.
  • Employ effective change, risk and communication management to drive the progress toward the agreed goal
  • Conduct status update meetings and report product development  progress
  • Manage time, quality, scope and cost of project and correct deviation from plan
  • Drive third party partner engagement for new product development
  • Manage product delivery and payment milestones with strategic partners.
  • Liaise and review SLAs with vendors

    Ensure prompt response to Group request on product development activities.

  • Prompt resolution and management of issues with vendors.
  • Manage stakeholders

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5 years of project management experience in the TELCO space with Product development experience.
  • 3 years business analysis experience.
  • Graduate Degree : BSc  Computer Science or related discipline
  • Project management certification would be an advantage


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