Friday, 26 August 2016

MTN Nigeria needs a Service Transition Manager

With over 57 million subscribers and more than $16 billion invested so far in the economy, MTN is the largest provider of mobile network access and ICT solutions in Nigeria, connecting whole communities with each other and with the rest of the world. Since our entry into the market in 2001, MTN has become an intrinsic part of Nigerian social and economic life, offering a wide range of products and services which act as a catalyst for fiscal and human development. Our leadership position in the area of network coverage, expansion and state of the art infrastructure remains constant.

Today, MTN provides network coverage to over 3,775 cities, towns and villages nationwide. Through our Foundation, MTN has also invested N18 billion in carrying out Corporate Social Responsibility projects in 550 locations in all 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT. MTN Nigeria subsists on the core brand values of the MTN Group - Leadership, Integrity, Relationship, Innovation and a Can do attitude. We also offer a unique Employee Value Proposition centred around the following five pillars: - Brand Strength - Leadership Brand, - Investing in our Talent, - A Globally Diverse Culture - Total Reward and Recognition. As we progress with our operations, MTN embraces a win-win ideology that will ultimately stimulate economic development and a vibrant, stable society.

Job Title: Service Transition Manager

Job Description

  • Manage The Transitioning Of All Planned And Emergency Services Into Production To Improve On Customer Services
  • Manage And Support The Contract And Service Level Agreements Of The IS Organization
  • Manage The Service Asset Life Circle Of All IT Assets
  • Ensure All Transitioned Services Have An Element Of Digital Services Before Go Life With Proper SLA For Measuring Digital Services
  • Extract Value From What We Already Have By Focusing On Optimizing Processes Within The Unit/Department In Line With The Value Creation Philosophy.  This Includes Individual Contributions And Recommendations To Improve Existing Business Project/Initiative, Capital/Budget Efficiency Activities Within The Unit, Contracts Review And Negotiation In Collaboration With The Procurement Team, Structural Changes Within The Unit Etc. 
  • Drive Innovation By Identifying And Taking Advantage Of New Business Opportunities, E.G., By Stimulating And Encouraging New Business Opportunities, Launch Of Products, Product/Process Innovation, Business Model Innovation Etc.
  • Maintain Leadership In The ICT/Digital Industry By Influencing Stakeholders Within Your Immediate Ecosystem For MTNN’s Benefit. This Includes Participation In Credible External Think-Tank Sessions, Involvement In Inter-Divisional Focus Group Sessions To Improve Business Performance Etc.  
  • Enhance/Expand MTN’s Role In The Larger National Macro Environment By Participating In CSR Projects And/Or NGO’s, Involvement In Recognized Professional Institutions, Think-Tank Activities Etc.
  • Role Model The Vital Behaviours Needed To Sustain Organisational Performance And Drive People Management Activities By Being The Principal Coach For Your Direct Reports Using The People Management Framework. Participate In Employee Engagement Projects Such As Mentorship, Facilitating Programs, Etc. In Addition, Support Recruitment, On Boarding And Grievance Management Processes Etc.
  • Identify And Develop A Robust Pipeline Of Prospects Within The Strategic Accounts Which Are Systematically Qualified, Whilst Managing The Decision-Making Process Within The Account To Ensure Sales Opportunities Are Closed. 
  • Develop Compelling Business Cases For Investment Within Relevant Verticals, To Assist In Clearly Identifying Return On Investment And Risk.
  • Contribute To The Development Of IS Services Strategies And Develop Detailed Plans In Support Of Related Strategies, Organizing Required Resources, Monitoring And Periodically Reporting Progress Of Plans. 
  • Ensure IS Conforms To The Current Trend Of Bimodal Structure Of IT In Relation To Change And Release Management
  • Research New Process Improvement Methodologies And Approaches To Aligning The IS Organization To The Business In Terms Of Change, Release, Configuration And Service Level Management.
  • Manage And Coordinate All Information System Change And Release Management Processes With The Aim Of Reducing And Elimination Business Downtime And Improving Customer Experience
  • Get Service Requirements From The Business And Draft Business SLAs To Aligning IT To The Business
  • Manage The Service Asset Life Cycle Of All IT Assets
  • Manage All IT Licenses In Compliance To Regulatory And Compliance
  • Manage And Drive Business Partnering And Engagement To Improve IS Business Satisfaction Index And Improved Business Relationship
  • Assess Resource Requirements And Assist In Preparing The Budget For IS Infrastructure Services.
  • Review IS Related Issues, Acting As Single Point Of Service Transition As Related To Change And Release Management Issues.
  • Chairs The Change Control Board And Review Impact With The Business For Approval
  • Identify And Manage The Service Asset Life Circle Of All IT Assets With Regular Audit And Reporting.
  • Ensure The Preparation And Presentation Of Periodic Management Reports On The Activities Of the Change, Release And SLA Management
First Degree In Computer Science/ Engineering (BEng, BSC,BTech, HND Or BA)

Skills and Experience

  • Fluent In English
  • ITIL V3 Expert, PMP Or PRINCE2
  •  Master’s Degree In A Relevant Discipline Will Be An Added Advantage
  • Minimum 6 Years’ Experience 
  • Minimum Of 3 Years’ Experience In An Area Of Specialisation;  
  • Experience Working In A Medium To Large Organization
  • Experience In Developing And Managing Change, Configuration And Release Management In An IT Environment To Support Service Delivery.
  • Hands On Experience In Developing And Managing Business SLAs And Contracts With Inclusion Of License Management For The Organisation.
  • ITIL  Practitioners Training
  • Effective Customer Service.
  • Project Management
  • Negotiation Management Skills
  • Effective Communication Skills.
  • • Service Management Software.

Closing Date: Not Specified

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