Job Opening at MTN Nigeria: Service Transition Manager

The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.Job Title: Service Transition ManagerJob DescriptionManage the transitioning of all planned and emergency services into production to improve on customer servicesManage and support the contract and service level agreements of the IS organizationManage the Service Asset Life circle of all IT AssetsEnsure all transitioned services have an element of digital services before go life with proper SLA for measuring digital servicesExtract 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 ManagementResearch 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 experienceGet service requirements from the business and draft Business SLAs to aligning IT to the businessManage the Service Asset Life cycle of all IT AssetsManage all IT Licenses in compliance to regulatory and complianceManage and drive business partnering and engagement to improve IS business satisfaction index and improved business relationshipAssess 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 approvalIdentify 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 managementJob ConditionNormal MTNN working conditionsMay be required to work extended hoursOccasional local and international travel often at short notice.

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