Ericsson Nigeria is recruiting for Government & Industry Relations Manager – West Africa

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Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson) is a Swedish multinational provider of communications technology and services. The offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for telecom operators and other industries, including telecommunications and IP networking equipment, mobile and fixed broadband, operations and business support solutions, cable TV, IPTV, video systems, and an extensive services operation.

Ericsson has a market share of 35% (in 2012) in the 2G/3G/4G mobile network infrastructure market. Ericsson is a strong holder of essential patents in the wireless industry and have approximately 35,000 granted patents in 2012.

Ericsson complies with terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) for its patent licensing programs and is a net receiver of licensing royalties. Founded in 1876 by Lars Magnus Ericsson,[4] the company is today headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

The company employs more than 110,000 and work with customers in more than 180 countries, including the US, China, India, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Sweden.

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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.
  • The position reports to the Market Area Head of GIR.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Location: Lagos

Req ID: 385442

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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.

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Requirements
Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

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

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.

To be successful in the role you have:

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  • 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.

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Application Deadline: Unspecified.



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