Government & Industry Relations Manager – West Africa at Ericsson

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.[3]

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.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

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

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