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Employment Opportunities at Netcom Africa Limited

Netcom has been Nigeria’s leading Internet Service Provider since 2004, staying ahead of the competition with cutting edge platforms in VSAT, WIMAX, Radio, and Fiber technology. Now, a pioneer in Business Transformation Solutions, we empower organizations to lead their market space by keeping pace with the rapid changes in IT innovations, ensuring relevance to specific business initiatives required to maximize revenue generation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Pre-sales and Technical Solutions Engineer

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos

Summary

  • Drive and support the technical proposal and costing process as economic technical solution provider, in cooperation with technical capability owners, to both prospective customers and representatives of currently assigned client accounts.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Respond to customer requests for proposals received through BDD, develop technical solution designs and bills of materials for cost-effective solutions.
  • Provide basic design information of solution scope, functional description, bill of material and specification to serve as a basis for independent delivery / implementation by Project Engineering team and capability owners representatives as applicable.
  • Provide Technical Sales Support for the company’s portfolio of products and services and effectively communicate the value proposition of offered solutions.
  • Collaborate with BDD, Capability Owners and other technical OEM resources to ensure proposed deals include technical solutions that accurately address customer needs and are appropriately supported by key customer technical decision-makers.
  • To continually keep up with new technologies entering the market and refresh technical sales training and certification to stay current with evolving technologies and continue to develop optimal product and service offering.
  • Gather and prioritize customer requirements and other market insights to define the future of Netcom products and services and to recommend new product lines.
  • Achieve product and service pre-sales engineering productivity, profitability, and growth targets.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of technology relating to the product technology and experience in network, storage, servers, cloud, and security solutions.

Experience, Education and/or Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Network Engineering or Information security.
  • Alternatively, an associate degree when holding technology certifications in networking, (cloud) storage, security, or virtualization.
  • 3-5 years job experience in the information technology or related technical service provider sector.
  • A record of achievement and technical solution expertise in a comparable Pre-Sales role.
  • Product sales certification, engineering design credentials, or equivalent technical sales credentials for OEM solutions.
  • Demonstrated success defining, launching, and managing product lines.
  • Demonstrated track record in developing product strategies.

Essential Skills / knowledge / Traits:

  • Ability and capability to understand customer requirements and determine the best solutions
  • Demonstrate understanding of systems administration and performance tuning of application/software – virtualization, containerization, automation software, Cloud architecture, UNIX/Linux based environments, etc.
  • Demonstrate understanding of network design and implementation in IP networks is a must – switches, routers, firewalls, bandwidth managers, IP telephony systems, wireless network, etc.
  • Ability to work as a motivated self-driven team player in coordination with capability owners and Account Managers for standard solutions and with HOD’s and Management for non-standard and new products and services solutions.
  • Commitment to developing and maintaining long-term customer relationships.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.

Desirable Skills / knowledge / Traits:

  • Commercial and customer focus.
  • Ability to motivate and drive cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Willing to perform work or support outside office hours if required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Technical Procurement Officer

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos

Summary

  • Processing of purchase requests and purchase transactions (and contracts) of equipment, materials, capital goods, and services for client related projects and internal, leading to cost effective and timely quotations and deliveries of required specification and quality, including the logistics.
  • Vendor transaction management from purchase request to payments and vendor relationship and performance management of qualification, registration, and changes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process purchase requisitions and purchase orders.
  • Contact vendors and interview them to determine updated products availability and terms of sales.
  • Conduct comparative analyses on supplier quotations.
  • Participate in the selection of suppliers based on specification, price, delivery time and other criteria.
  • Review and evaluates the performance of the suppliers.
  • Verify that the order value is within the applicable approved quotation or budget.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of materials and equipment at the lowest possible cost.
  • Coordinate with the warehouse and inventory officer regarding receipt and issuance of procured items.
  • Processes the necessary retirement / clearance documents within set target timeline after completion of transactions.
  • Submits final invoices with applicable supporting documents and approvals to Finance Department for payment processing within the set target timeline after completion of transaction.
  • Submit regular reports of vendor survey and weekly reports on processed and pending requests, and others as per requirement.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports, and price lists.
  • Follow, suggest improvements and escalate non-compliance of communicated procedures, administration, reporting and guidance.

Requirements

  • University degree in Engineering / Science
  • Procurement and Supply Chain related certifications are an advantage
  • 3 – 5 years in similar role within the IT industry
  • Knowledge and ability to verify and communicate regarding technical specification requirements
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good planning skills
  • Strong problem-solving
  • Administrative and analytical / numerate skills
  • Good geographical knowledge
  • Interpersonal / communication / presentation skills
  • Time management & result focus
  • Cost management skills
  • Strategic sourcing skills
  • Project management skills
  • Financial acumen
  • Risk management skills

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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