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NaijakeyJobs | Sales Consultant - Wholesale Voice & A2P at Tata Communications

Sales Consultant - Wholesale Voice & A2P at Tata Communications

FULL_TIME | Tata Communications | Nigeria | 165
(Posted on: Wed 18 Sep 2019)

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Tata Communications is a leading global digital infrastructure provider that powers today’s fast growing digital economy.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Sales Consultant - Wholesale Voice & A2P

Location : Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal
Job Type: Contract

Broad objective of the role
Strategic Sales for Africa covering big MNO group accounts, OTTs, incumbent PTT bilats, Carrier segment, RSPs, ISPs and aggregator segments for UBS product range (Wholesale Voice, A2P SMS, Signaling services).
Participate in leadership dialogues to drive business and human capital improvements across the company.
Managing Major Accounts and key destination countries in defined region.
Operating Network
Key External:
Customer & Carrier profile including MNOs, OTTs, Incumbent PTT, Tier 1 carriers, RSP, ISP, Aggregators for Usages based products (Voice transit and VAS, , A2P SMS and Mobile signaling)."
Key Internal:
Leadership sponsors, Product and Market Management, Service Management & Assurance, Billing & Collection
Size And Scope Of Role
Total sub region Gross Revenue estimated:
Total region net Revenue estimated
No. of direct reports:
Other size parameters:
Job Location will be Kenya/Ethiopia or Ghana or London/Dubai
Key Responsibilities
Areas Of Responsibility (Key Activities)

Sales Planning
Evaluate past performance and market potential and share recommendations on annual targets;
Drive development of sales annual plans across farming and hunting accounts,
Key focus on Business as Usual activities with drive on ""core services"" penetration.
Focus on segmentation and GTM
High performance with strong focus on solution sales.
Identify target existing accounts and potential new accounts, marketing activities such as group workshops to showcase capabilities, participation in industry forums etc;"
Performance Metrics:
Approval of segment sales and BD plan by senior management
Performance against budget
Strength of funnel
New Revenue streams
New service introductions
KRA alignment across functions to achieve objectives"

Protect and Grow" Strategy
The person will handle Strategic Sales for Africa region MNO group accounts, OTTs, incumbent PTT bilats, Carrier segment, RSPs, ISPs and aggregator segments for UBS product range.
The person will manage the BAU Bilats and SWAPs and VAS business as well as drive Strategic Solution Selling in the carrier segment.
Objective is to achieving Sales & Buying quota and assigned strategic carrier account objectives as per Quota for the entire UBS products portfolio. (VTS, VAS, A2P SMS & Mobile Signaling etc) for the destinations & carrier covered.
Proactively lead company-strategic account planning and work plans to achieve performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones for a 1-3 year period.
Provide strategic direction to team for identifying high-potential customers and building long-term alliances; Review account development plans and take corrective actions if required.
Process innovation to accelarate new UBS services."

Performance Metrics:
Number of accounts targeted
Timely creation of account development plans
Deal closure

Strengthen the Organization
Guide the Business Development efforts for strategic sales, infra-structure solution sales and in-region trading accounts. Assesses, customer needs and ideate Infra-structure, systemic, return traffic customized solutions to address carrier customer needs and lock –in wholesales traffic.
Work with Global Sales Group (GSG) to develop Voice/SMS and Data bundled solution proposal which are WIN-WIN for both TCL and carrier customer. Explore V&D buy/sell bundling areas.
Develop & maintain strong CXO and operational level relationships with key personnel in assigned named accounts customers as well as industry peers.
Represent Tata Comm interest in several telecom Industry forums, associations & conferences in the region.
Guide the team to implement an accurate, professional, consistent bid and contract management response process across region customer engagements
Track Telecom environment in the region, regulatory changes, market dynamics, industry trends, competitive activities and provide necessary market intelligence to the company.
Performance Metrics:
Number of opportunities identified vs. number of opportunities qualified
Account development plans

Key Account Management with Disciplined execution
Drive discussions with core groups of operators to develop partnerships;
Discuss MNO group level opportunities;
Develop group account plans and share with senior management;
Identify opportunities to penetrate group account; Review account performance and take corrective actions if required.
Manage Sales funnel Pipeline l and provide necessary MIS reports from time to time. Also provide Sales Projections, and other inputs.
Performance Metrics:
Revenue from group accounts

Projects & Initiatives
Delegate projects and guide team to conduct market analysis and seek customer feedback on new products/services; Share recommendations on market positioning with Product teams as necessary
Coordinate within company with service management & assurance, billing & Collection, Product and Market Management, in order to meet necessary execution to ensure account performance objectives and customers’ SAT expectations
Performance Metrics:
Internal stakeholder feedback
Process Innovation / Improvements introduced

Learning & Development
Regularly review self development goals; actively participate in coaching conversation and performance review;
Manage the self training and development for future readiness.
Performance Metrics:
Self Development
Focus on performance
Productivity improvement
ESAT scores
Role Holder Requirements

Minimum qualification & experience:
MUST have 10+ years of experience in Telecom industry and 5+ years in wholesale Voice & SMS Industry in Africa region, experience of working with multi-cultural wholesale voice sales people.
Should understand the various Wholesale Voice & SMS “Business APPs” or Systems & Process intricacies and dependencies of the business. Pricing, routing, deal governance & margin management & reporting etc.
Should have existing CXO relationship in the Wholesale Segment in Africa
Should have a good understanding of the regulations and legal nuances of the business in East Africa & other countries in the region.
Proficiency in English a must, Suhali and any other language would be added advantage "

Other knowledge/skills:
Leadership skills, execution and planning focus, communication skills, negotiation skills. Experience of cross-cultural environments to appreciate business development and decision making dynamics (internal and external).
Knowledge on A2P/SCCP and selling into enterprise accounts is beneficial.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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