Main purpose of this job and highlight the unique contribution of this job to the company.
To be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals also to maintain strict deadlines and within budget.
Project management according to the project schedule. Achieving the target successfully delivered with agreed features,
Further the role of the Regional Project Manager includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-
party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Regional Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout project life cycle.
Accountable for deliverables including budget, monitoring costs, timely completion of the project, quality and safety.
Have full oversight, responsibility and accountability for management of contractors, meeting established milestones on a timely basis.
Overall program management, client liaison, as well as guiding and mentoring local staff in the execution of their project related responsibilities.
Oversee and monitor site swap work progress to ensure schedule is meeting major milestones according to the plan.
Manage day-to-day operational aspects of project scope and prepare status reports for management
Responsible for safe and incident free execution of assigned projects, on time and within budget.
Work with project teams to drive program / project schedules and contract deliverables with a focus on delivering on every commitment made to the customer.
Optimize resources and identify areas where resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.
Job requirements :
Educational background :
With the background of telecommunication and experience of Project Management for at least 3 operators.
Telecommunications Degree or Engineering Degree.
Work experience :
At least 5 years of experience from the relevant area within the telecoms industry, preferably within Huawei Technologies or any other vendor / operator
Experience in management on an international level.
Knowledge and skills required :
Proficient computer skills including a proficiency in various software used such as : MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS Word, MS Project, MS Visio;
Certifications in the discipline of Project Management with accreditations such as PMP (Project Management Professional)
General Telecom Knowledge with understanding of Core Network (Packet Service and Circuit Service), Transmission network, Wireless Network (UMTS, GSM Wimax, etc)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious working relationship within a multicultural work environment.
Equipped with in-depth understanding of telecom industry, particularly in Project Management and have been exposed from project definition, implementation, and project acceptance.
Superior project management capabilities and a proven track record in assuming overall responsibility
Capability of understanding the customers' requirements in the communications industry and communicating with the customers;
Demonstrated project management and technical abilities; experience with managing various stakeholders including local government
Excellent communication skills. Drives and participates in negotiations, understands changes and subsequent impacts, and able to communicate these changes effectively to the team.
Willingness to work and respond to customer complains 24 x 7.
Good planning and organizational skills
Proven High leadership skills and self motivated
To be positive and never give up even under high pressure.
Good spoken and written English skills
Good presentation skills.
Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
Proven experience in people management
Proven experience in strategic planning
Proven experience in risk management
Proven experience in change management
Proficient in project management software
Ability to achieve monthly targets set by the project.
Ability to manage a cross-cultural team.
Self-driven, goal-oriented, strong interpersonal skills
Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model and mentor.
Manages the development of team by ensuring, when possible, that project tasks are in line with each Innovator's career interests.
Inspires staffs to attain goals and pursue excellence.
Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change .
Manages the process of innovative change effectively.
Consistently acknowledges and appreciates each team member's contributions.
Effectively utilizes each team member to his / her fullest potential.
Motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner.
Keeps track of lessons learned and shares those lessons with team members.
Mitigates team conflict and communication problems.
Plans and facilitates regular team activities outside of the office.
Manages day-to-day client interaction.
Sets and manages client expectations.
Develops lasting relationships with client personnel that foster client ties.
Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.
Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
Builds a knowledge base of each client's business, organization and objectives.
Internal Operations : Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
Leads internal teams / task forces
Approves team members' time and expense reports in a conscientious and timely manner.
Reviews the status reports of team members and addresses issues as appropriate.
Key Stakeholders (Internal & External)
Internal : All functions in the Project, All depts in the Project. HR / Admin and the Procurement Department
External : Customers, Service & Resource Provider, Sub-contractors
Checks and Verifies Regional expenses, e.g. claims, kilometers and overtime within RPM approval scope in accordance with Company Policy.
Represents Huawei in all business activities within the Scope of Responsibilities of an RPM.
Have positive attitude towards Internal Huawei , Customer and Sub Contractors
Follow MTN absolute rules during all swap scenarios
Health & Safety
Ensure that all HSE regulations are done according to specific project.
Other Competencies / Attributes :
Must be a committed individual, able to interact at all levels.
Must be able to multitask skills
Must be able to plan and control project schedules and structure
Must be able to perform other duties as required.
Must be able to interface with all level of people
Must have excellent interpersonal, oral and writing skills
Working Environment / Conditions :
Base Location : KZN
Work environment : Regional-based
On call : 100% availability as per project
Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Market related salary