Project Manager Mobile Network
Amsterdam, North Holland
Our customer is a global player in the fast moving international TV business. They require a Mobile Network Project manager for the delivery of Connectivity (design, build and deployment ) between their international business operations. Responsible for successfully managing the technical workstreams of a number of delivery projects within the Mobile programme where mobile network technologies are included in scope. Project will include launching a full MVNO; introducing LTE services (both in the domestic market and roaming); Voice over WiFi (VoWif), increasing the capacity on the core MVNO core network and upgrading the 'test' core network.
*Monitor, review and lead projects to ensure new capability is delivered to the business owner at agreed standards of quality, cost, risk and time.
*Engage and manage relevant stakeholders, helping to resolve issues and understanding drivers/needs. This includes key suppliers of network infrastructure and systems.
*Drive initial project phase creating the statement of business requirements (BSA), coordinating inputs from internal IT Architecture, Network Architecture, Business Solutions Architecture teams, plus the central and local-level product owns.
*Proactively recommend remedial action to bring the projects back to plan when required.
*Ensure projects are managed in accordance with governance rules and procedures, including aligning with local, operating company-level governance.
*Identify resource gaps and ensure actions are taken to resolve.
*Analyse all information of materiality relevant to the project from which risks and issues can be identified and quantified.
*Manage all budgetary spend, both Opex and Capex, allocated internally for the purpose of delivering the project to a technically ready status, including alignment with colleagues/stakeholders in procurement, CIO, CTO and Mobile Networks for contracts with key vendors, including network, billing platform providers (e.g. Amdocs, Ericsson) and resource agreements with external labour providers of specialist skills (consultancy partners)
*Ensure all project documentation is maintained accurately and against required reporting milestones.
*Drive simple reporting of (sometimes complex) relevant financial matters across the Mobile programme, including both ad hoc and regular/periodic assessment of Year-to-date budget spend and forecast of future expenditure ('expected cost to complete), to establish a 'rolling' view of project expenditure.
*Lead the 'Go/No Go' activities for each project and/or programme:
*Ensuring applicable business approval (up to, and including, MD-level engagement) and technical/operational activity for 'Go Live', typically run across a Friday-to-Monday timetable
*Engage local, operating company stakeholders are fully prepared to receive 'centrally' developed functionality and tooling e.g. UAT exit criteria met etc.
*Operationalise the project's delivered functionality across network and systems, ensuring all elements are under full operational ownership at point of deployment i.e. MCC, MLS teams and CNO.
*Creation of alternate solutions and delivery plans where a faster or slower launch is required
*7 years plus experience of mobile network program/project planning processes, techniques and methodology required in the delivery of network-centric projects; experience with portfolio/project management of multiple technical disciplines (e.g. IT, Mobile Networks etc.) within a customer-oriented, market-driven commercial operation i.e. where all projects deliver new technical and service-based capabilities to existing, mature service provider operations
*Relationship & stakeholder management; interpersonal skills; self-drive; strong communication & presentation skills; delivery management; organizational, planning & scheduling skills; risk management; strong understanding of technical concepts underpinning the management of mobile networks, both 'virtual' and RAN (Radio Access Network) based.
This will initially be a 3 month contract but likely to be for 9-12 months+. You'll need to be based in Amsterdam during the week and travel may be required.
Rate:€450 - €500 per day
Job published:19 days ago