Government & Industry Relations Manager – West Africa Vacancy at Ericsson Nigeria

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Government & Industry Relations Manager – West Africa

Location:  Lagos, Nigeria
Reports to: The Market Area Head of GIR

Our Exciting Opportunity

  • As Market Area GIR manager in West Africa, this role is responsible to support on creating a legislative and regulatory environment for Ericsson’s and our customers’ business through thought leadership and trusted advice.
  • And to help influence governments, authorities and industry organizations, in policies, legislation and regulations for ICT and trade to secure Ericsson business.

You Will

  • Activate Policy Influencing capabilities for ICT policies, legislation and regulations
  • Contribute to Ericsson regional and global internal GIR networks
  • Build and maintain relations and position brand towards GIR target groups, politicians, government authorities, regulators, embassies, trade, business and industry organizations
  • Participate/Represent Market area in external Industry/GIR bodies
  • Contribute to Ericsson regional and global internal GIR networks
  • Promote external regulatory positions
  • Support strategic regulatory outlook
  • Support on request to the Ericsson strategy process with regulatory expertise
  • Support on developing local GIR influencing plans aligned with Ericsson regulatory objectives
  • Find/utilize GIR influencing opportunities
  • Cooperate with Customer units to support regulatory and policy issues in the Customer dimension
  • Organize and drive initiatives, workshops or activities to drive the GIR agenda with GIR partners.
  • Identify and describe GIR topics of key importance to Ericsson and its customers
  • Formulate objectives, drive activities and metrics for identified topics
  • Coordinate with marketing to increase impact of regulatory topics

Requirements
You should also have:

  • Post-secondary degree in Law, Business Administration, Science or a similar area, or corresponding acquired skills/knowledge
  • Broad, general ICT industry competence
  • Highly developed understanding of national policies, regulations and legislation, and associated processes and actors
  • Highly developed understanding of regional and global policies, regulations and legislation, processes and actors; where relevant
  • Good understanding of relationships and influences between national, regional and global policies/regulations and processes
  • Ability to identify, analyze and describe significance of regulatory (and related policy) initiatives and trends to the telecom market in general and to Ericsson’s customers and business in particular
  • Ability to identify regulatory-induced business opportunities and constraints
  • Strategic utilization of influencing and lobbying skills based on effective communication and active engagement

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience from leading virtual teams
  • Experience from working in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.

To be successful in the role you have:

  • Government & Industry Relations (GIR) Skills
  • Marketing knowledge & skills
  • Business understanding
  • Market Insight
  • Customer Insight
  • Ericsson Knowledge
  • Ericsson portfolio knowledge
  • Relationship building

Core Competences:

  • Knowledge Sharing & Collaboration Skills
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Leadership skills and stakeholder management
  • English & French skills (spoken and written)

Behavioral Competences:

  • Persuading & Influencing
  • Relating & Networking
  • Adhering to Principles & Values
  • Deciding & Initiating Action
  • Presenting & Communicating Information
  • Entrepreneurial & Commercial thinking

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note:  The hiring is open for any of the countries in West Africa.

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