Senior Manager Network Innovation

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
VEON – Engineering & Technology
Fixed Term
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Within the network innovation team, the Senior Manager Network Innovation is the corner stone between the vendor and the business units to develop the 5-year innovation network innovation plan. He/she identifies new business opportunities and further develop, together with the Business units, new capabilities, new network architectures/partnerships and new business models.  He/she participates to the elaboration of the long-term investment plan. He/she keeps track of network cost for the 5 top cities in all territories of Veon. He/she facilitates the knowledge sharing between OPCOs and identifies best practice.    

Key responsibilities:
• Keeps up-to-date the 5Y vendor evolution plans for each network function and confronts it to disruptive innovative offerings: organizes the technology days with vendors and BUs where they present the 5Y evolution strategy for each market share in each country with a budgetary TCO
• Establishes a CTO forum as a channel to improve effectiveness, to drive local expertise and increase knowledge sharing and best practice
• Prepares and presents when required all the board and management material 
• In collaboration with the BUs, Prepares all position papers on new technologies: e-SIM, 5G, Edge computing, cloud architecture, etc..
• Owns all the techno-financials studies for each innovation initiative 
• Creates and updates a network map (technologies, vendors, architectures) of all the Veon networks 

Critical skills and experience
• 10-15 years operational experience within a Mobile Network operator and has been in charge of long-term Network planning and Strategy for at least 3-5 years and/or engaged with the business to set define new requirements and explore new technologies, assess their potential and evaluate their business case. 
• Has been in charge or in actively involved and New spectrum acquisition and Long-term Network and IT investment plan consolidation and tracking
• Has been exposed to senior level presentation (CXO) on Technology strategy matters. 
• Has been engaged with suppliers on technology roadmap and features evolution and writing Technology architecture guidelines in alignment with stakeholders. 
• Has broad knowledge of E2E network functions (Access, transmission, core and value-added services)
• High level user skills with spreadsheets and experienced running tecno-financial studies

Education and experience
• Bachelor’s in engineering
• A master degree and finance or equivalent is a plus
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