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Job Title Senior Engineer.NOC Power Vendor Management
Co-ordinate NOC operations with EOT vendors and manage Change Request (CR) executions on RAN nodes, transmission systems and IP backbone nodes
Track network outages, conduct Route Course Analyses (RCAs) and make recommendations on network quality improvements
Ensure escalations are done in a timely manner and relevant team-members duly notified
Ensure 24×7 network monitoring and reporting is available for all technologies/ nodes as needed
Liaise with the Customer Care and Sales teams to manage network outage escalations
Follow up with all the concerned team members/ vendors for tracking and resolution of faults
Provide RCA reports on major network outages and resolutions
Co-ordinate and manage all the trouble tickets raised in the network
Manage service providers/ vendors’ contractual SLAs
Provide NOC support to the field/ data centre Power teams
Escalate, follow up and reconcile co-location power-related incidents
Co-ordinate environmental, power and external alarms simulations/ testing during Provisional Acceptance (PAT) and preventive maintenance
Generate network power utilization and availability reports
Monitor multi-vendor hybrid and green power systems
Monitor generator and fuel tracking systems/ devices
Manage global/ inter-vendor Work Order/ CRs
Manage the OSS tools for network and hybrid power systems
Ensure that the organization’s network quality policy is complied with on all network O&M activities and identify those areas where the policy needs improvement for necessary escalation and appropriate action
First degree or equivalent in Electronic & Communications Engineering and/ or any other relevant discipline
Postgraduate/ professional qualification in a related field will provide an advantage
Experience,Skills & Competencies
At least four (3) years directly relevant post-NYSC work experience in NOC and NMC operations within a large telecoms or related technical organization
Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate:
Solid experience with Huawei, Alcatel, Nokia Siemens RAN/ BSS technologies as well as Emerson, Grintek and Delta power systems within a telecoms managed services environment
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, MapInfo, and Google tools
Ability to think and plan proactively
Responsible for developing and implementing the strategic regional plan to maximize acquisition, retention, sales and profit within the territory. You will also provide leadership and strategic direction to team members and be responsible for the delivery of our legendary customer service to our growing subscribers within the territory.
Monitor and analyse key trends in the retail channel and identify potential market opportunities to enable the achievement of extraordinary Business results.
Review the unit’s activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the territory. Continue reading
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Technical Account Manager, Publisher and Distribution Solutions
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Our relationships with partners should run like well-oiled machines, and Google’s Publisher & Distribution Solutions ensures partners are empowered to grow their businesses by making the most of Google’s expanding suite of products. Technical Account Managers are advertising and technology consultants who serve as liaisons between our top partners and Google’s Engineering and Sales teams. You are a Google product expert who can nurture and deepen the partner relationship through successful multi-product integrations, providing day-to-day support with your extensive expertise in AdSense, AdMob, DoubleClick, Chrome and other Google products.
You flawlessly lead implementations and integrations for a variety of our product lines during the pre-sales and post-sales process. You provide end-to-end support to our publisher partners, from deployment to ongoing support of daily business. As the technical expert, you work closely with the partner sales teams to monitor our products’ performance for top clients, develop tools that address their technological and business needs and identify opportunities to grow Google’s partner business.
Help partners resolve day-to-day challenges by delivering innovative and scalable solutions. Ensure the prompt and proper resolution of any technical challenges.
Evangelize new product features and assist clients in the adoption of new products via upgrades and migrations to help them build long-term success. Provide documentation and technical guidance to ensure the technical success of clients’ integrations.
Improve product offerings by providing client feedback on features to Google product managers and engineers.
Perform implementation reviews, and analyze and optimize clients’ product mix to ensure their success.
BA/BS degree in software engineering or related field or equivalent practical experience.
Good scripting language knowledge such as Bash, Python, PHP.
Collaboration skills for working across geographically dispersed functions.
Fluency in French and English and at least one another African language.
The Google Technical Services (gTech) team serves as the primary point of contact for our global Sales, Business Development, and Partnerships teams to support our sales organization across all products. We provide tools so that our sales teams can focus on what they do best. Our team collaborates with many of Google’s engineering groups to create technical solutions that enable our sales organization to help grow our customers’ businesses.
Job Title Financial Analyst 5
Organization Name Discretionary job title: Global Business Finance Director – Nigeria & West Africa
In the role of a Global Finance Business Partner you will be part of the Nigerian Management Team and will ensure finance support to Sales Leaders across all Lines of Business.
You will provide financial analysis during budgeting, planning & forecasting to facilitate decision making and future business strategies and will take co-responsibility for business decisions.
Your focus will remain on Finance activities in Nigeria and other Oracle offices in West Africa.
Tasks as a Finance Business partner
Business finance support to local and cluster Business Leaders in all financial aspects
Ongoing Business Planning & Execution
Market expansion & ROI analysis
Coordinate and consolidate preparation of annual budgets for your countries
Tracking and review of investment implementations
Analyzing and evaluating business performance
Identification of cost drivers and implementation of efficient structures
Provide Ad-hoc analysis for Business decisions
Tracking of deals and projects to ensure sustainable revenue generation
Coordination with Shared Service Centers for sufficient Credit Lines
Ongoing contacts with customers and business partners to ensure in-time payments
Interface to other functions and Shared Service Centers to mitigate risk and ensure compliance
Coordinate with other GBF partners in other LOBs.
High focus on external and internal customers
Representation of Oracle and Finance in C-Level discussions
Presentation of Oracle’s world class finance processes and finance tools to customers
You have gained experiences as a Finance Director or Senior Finance Controller in an International company and you have a high reputation within the Nigerian Finance community.
In addition you require:
Fluent English needed
Excellent analytical and financial skills
MBA or equivalent University degree
10+ years experience in Controlling/Finance function
Vast computer knowledge
High level skills with Excel & Powerpoint required
High communication skills
Be a good and innovative Team-player
Financial support to business areas through financial analysis, budgeting, planning & forecasting; to facilitate decision making and future business strategies.
As a member of Oracle*s finance organization, you will be responsible for providing all aspects of financial support for planning and control. Assist in consolidation and reporting of financial results; preparation of annual budget. Gather, model, analyze, prepare, and summarize information for financial plans, operating forecasts, trended future specifications, etc.; on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. Prepares recommendations based on analyzes. May perform revenue and expense analysis, headcount and headcount driven expense analysis at cost center level, tracking of product and product line revenue, reconciliation of accounts receivable, variance analysis and ad-hoc analysis as needed. You may participate in cross functional programs and projects.
Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. Strong Microsoft Office skills and proficiency in Oracle Financials. Strong analysis and research skills. Ability to partner across functions. 10 plus years relevant work experience. BS/BA in Accounting/Finance preferred. CPA/MBA desired.
The Account Executive Major (AE-Major) role adds value to Microsoft by delivering a well-managed, profitable and growing business produced through relationship- and sales-excellence practices where the customer views the AE-Major as a trusted advisor. The World Class AE-Major profile is a synthesis of the science and art of selling. The art refers to the AE-Major’s character (C), attitude (A), relationship (R) and emotional intelligence (E). The science refers to Sales Excellence in Relationship Management, Opportunity Management and Business Management enabled through tools, processes and scorecards. Together, they build strong trusted advisor relationships, yield high customer satisfaction and goal attainment.
Expand the footprint in accounts through year-over-year percentage increase in customer addressable revenue (AR)
Achieve account growth through increased signed EA renewal rates and net-new opportunity revenue while meeting annual revenue targets
Year-over-year growing integration of partners and services in key wins
Achieve year-over-year increase in customer satisfaction as measured by Relationship Management scores
Ensure reciprocal Conditions of Satisfaction (COS) in place for each account that meet quality standards defined by Sales Management and included as part of a comprehensive up-to-date account plan
Drive business value in every discussion and every proposal with the customer.
Key initiatives and challenges
Achieve greater understanding of the competitive landscape in the customer base as customers are looking for ways to cut cost out of their business model
Gain more in-depth focus on industry or vertical solutions to meet customer needs, and the business value proposition that Microsoft offers in helping customer’s meet their challenges and business opportunities
Develop deeper understanding of the marketplace and an in-depth knowledge of the customer’s industry and core business process across the customer base
Finding effective ways to sell with an understanding of current economic/market conditions through creative deal structuring, creative terms, value propositions, etc., that demonstrates to customers how Microsoft can save them money and get the most value of their investment.
Experiences Required: key experiences, skills and knowledge:
Strong sales and business background centered on Microsoft technologies
5-10+ years of industry-related experience
Deep understanding of key competitive technologies.
Extensive experience in working with the AEs (virtual and local) is required.
Ability to articulate the advantages of Microsoft technologies to senior business and technical decision makers mapped to the customer’s core business priorities
B.S. in business administration with exposure to Information Technology (or equivalent) is required; MBA is preferred.
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Financial Advisory ‑ Analytic & Forensic Technology
West & Central Africa ‑ Manager
Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals, all committed to becoming the standard of excellence.