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|Manager: New products Development,   Not Specified,   Nigeria|
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.
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
About this company
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 broadband.
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