Nokia – NPO Project Manager.

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About Nokia

At Nokia we create the technology to connect the world. Developing and delivering the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Through our research teams, including the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia is leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies. Nokia adheres to the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity. A truly global company, we are 160 nationalities working in more than 100 countries.

About Mobile Networks

 Mobile Networks, which includes mobile network products, network deployment and technical support services, and related network management. This business group will offer the full portfolio for customers wanting to buy mobile access networks. It targets leadership in key such as 5G, ORAN and vRAN.

General purpose

NPO Project Manager is accountable for NPO business and responsible for all NPO projects for the assigned customer(s). clear P&L accountability for NPO business to the NPO SBM or Program Managers and Customer Team.

Has NPO business responsibility within Sub-Region or CBT.  Delivers NPO (NPO) services for all technologies required in Customer network deployment.  Manages the NPO business within Sub-Region or CBT, including pre-sales, delivery and customer satisfaction/acceptance.

One of the decision maker/authorisations on sales, costs and profitability at start, during, and end of project deliveries which will affect overall regional business targets.

The NPO Customer Project manager is used dependent on regional NPO Management requirements.

Main Responsibility Areas:

  • Customer Relationship Management in NPO delivery phase including improvement of customer satisfaction and identifying up selling opportunities,
  • NPO business management related to contract renewal process, NPO business planning and analysis and sales and profitability development, and
  • Operational management including provision of NPO services and monitoring how NOKIA meet the customer SLA.
  • Responsible for profitable NPO service business in the sub-region (CBT)
  • Ensure NPO support in sub-region to CTs/CBTs during front loading, tendering phases and rollout phases of projects
  • Ensure NI/NPO processes are implemented cost effectively according to the roll-out plan and work is complete on time and to Project Quality requirements
  • Ensures alignment with SSM regarding portfolio, costing and scoping
  • Ensures alignment with BUSINESS SOLUTIONS regarding NPO Project resource development and NPO process & tool updates
  • Ensure proper support to regional resource management
  • Give technical assistance as needed to Service business procurement/Sourcing in outsourcing NPO activities along with assessment of contractor competencies

1.     Customer Relationship Management

  • Manage customer communication in NPO delivery phase, acting as primary interface towards the customer for NPO related activities and issues as well as managing customer expectations, including organizing and leading regular meetings with the customer and reporting status and progress in a structured way
  • Lead positive development of customer satisfaction for NPO Services and contribute to the overall CT action plan to develop customer relationship to increase customer loyalty
  • Lead NPO Project Team(s) to ensure effectiveness and appropriate engagement with the customer

2. NPO Business management

  • Identify and develop new business and up selling opportunities, understand the customer needs and channel them to global NPO streams
  • Participate in CT(s) team meetings and give leads to CT(s) team by monitoring customer’s -operations, business situation and competition
  • Ensure the expansion and continuation of NPO project agreements
  • Participate in new tender activity ensuring that NPO resources and margins are appropriately planned and executed
  • Develop long and short term financial and action plan; establish NPO specific objectives for the CT(s) and manage reporting as well as control customer invoicing regarding NPO delivery phase
  • Ensure accurate NPO demand figures for CT demand planning
  • Responsible for accurate financial forecasting of NPO services
  • Sales and profitability (NPO gross margin) responsibility for NPO business of the customer(s)
  • Be the advocate for NPO financial issues within CT management team

3. Operational management

  • Execute NPO projects and manage internal operational and financial risks
  • Oversee all NPO operations/projects within the CT(s) related to all NOKIA products
  • Formulate and regularly update customer(s) specific project plan
  • Implement NPO Program/Project Management into the CT(s)’ operations
  • Forecast and reserve resources according to the NPO Project Plan
  • Establish operating practices and review ongoing operations
  • Monitor how NPO meets the service level agreements agreed with customer as well as act upon the results
  • Lead and manage NPO Project Team(s) and resources
  • Co-operate with other NOKIA functions in resource and people management issues
  • Manage subcontractors, contractors and 3rd parties whenever applicable
  • Execute regular internal reporting as required

Summary of Key Activities and Qualifications

  • NPO Business Understanding
  • Management of all Planning and Optimization activities
  • Strong NPO Business Management competence
  • In depth knowledge of:

Change Management

Risk Management

Stakeholder Management

Closure and handovers

Monitoring and Controlling Customer Contract Execution

Contribution to Service Business/Solution Creation

Customer Relationship Management

 Fluent in oral and written English 

People management skills 

Networking capabilities & skills, general management skills

Strong capability to drive change & lead the work & have a grip of things

Good presentation skills

Team Working and Experience in Multicultural Business environment

  • +10 years’ experience as Nokia Cost & Progress Manager, +5 years in lead role
  • Advanced level of project cost management and project financials experience
  • Deep knowledge about Cost management tools structure, functionality and processes (SAP P20, IPM, 4C etc)
  • Extensive understanding of Nokia business, project delivery mode of operation and ordering process
  • Project planning, controlling and reporting

Imagine creating technology that has the potential to change the world. Working with us, you will have a positive impact on people’s lives and help to overcome some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Nokia culture welcomes people as their true selves. Come create the technology to connect the world.







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