Program Manager, US

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JOB DESCRIPTION – PROGRAM MANAGER

The Professional Services team

Metaswitch is growing the team in Kansas City, and we are looking for an exceptionally talented Program Manager to join our expanding team to program manage a large and strategic customer in the Kansas area.

The Professional Services team has played a key role in the successful deployment of Metaswitch equipment to provide next generation voice services in over 700 carriers’ networks. Our customers have consistently reported the exceptional quality of Metaswitch’s customer support as one of our key differentiators.

The team is comprised of a combination of

  • industry veterans with a vast range of experience in support services
  • engineers who previously worked in the product development team and in many cases wrote the software that they are now supporting.

The Professional Services team works closely with our customer base to assist them with design, implementation and troubleshooting of deployments involving a wide range of Metaswitch and partner products.

 

Responsibilities

After an initial training period, the successful candidate will take full responsibility for the program management of our engagement with our strategic customers in the Kansas area.  This involves coordination of all Metaswitch resources to ensure the on-time, on-budget delivery of projects, driving a growing program of future business.

Key responsibilities include the following.

  • Drive the planning, forecasting, dimensioning and optimizing of delivery based on business needs for particular programs.
  • Execute responsibility for on-time, on-budget delivery of services to scope, quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Track and report project progress including timeline for key dependencies and milestones in order to hold project stakeholders accountable.
  • Manage the process of change requests from customers - incorporating into plan or price / schedule as appropriate, overall ensuring integrity of the original business case.
  • Lead project activities throughout the project lifecycle from pre-sales through analysis, architecture and solution design, planning and implementation including handover and final customer acceptance and sign-off.
  • Manage and motivate people across both pre-sales and fulfillment functions, across diverse geographies and reporting lines.
  • Evaluate and manage third party relationships as necessary to ensure project success.
  • Develop and maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Identify and capture additional sales opportunities in existing programs.

 

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will offer the following skills.

  • Ideally 5+ years of experience of driving large or complex projects in the telecommunications and/or systems integration space.
  • Proven ability to translate customer requirements into a solution that Metaswitch can deliver.
  • Existing, strong relationships within tier-1 communications service providers, especially the Sprint network engineering and operations teams.
  • Excellent communication and consulting skills with the ability to engage at senior levels of client organizations and influence decision makers.
  • Excellent leadership ability sufficient to drive and motivate teams in challenging and time-sensitive environments.
  • An aptitude for understanding and solving complex problems.
  • Flexibility and ability to play different technical, project management and business roles as needed to ensure overall project success.
  • Results oriented attitude - able to analyze problems and take a logical, objective, orderly approach to organizing work, making decisions and planning actions.
  • High degree of commercial acumen, able to work closely with finance and sales team to ensure accurate bookings and revenue forecast, and identify cost savings in order to maintain or improve P&L against the original business case.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science, business or telecommunications discipline.
  • MBA preferred.
  • Current PMP, PRINCE2, or alternative PM certification strongly desired.
  • Working knowledge of business processes including tender and sale.
  • Ability to perform work on-site at customer locations and engage with customer teams at all levels.
  • Work in collaborative team settings with competitors and customers to achieve project goals.

The ideal candidate will reside in Kansas City and be available to work onsite at the Sprint campus at Overland Park.

 

Package

Our packages are above the normal range to ensure that we attract candidates of exceptional quality. We will offer a very competitive starting package depending on the qualifications and experience of the person appointed.

The company is privately owned partly by top-tier investment firms Francisco Partners and Sequoia Capital, and partly by the Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) which provides a performance related bonus plan, equitably rewarding employees for their contribution and encouraging long-term commitment. The company also operates an employee share plan which enables all our people to benefit from the increased value of the company.

In addition, all employees receive the following benefits package, which is a combination of what you would expect from a modern, well-managed organization - along with one or two specials of our own.

We provide excellent retirement benefits (10% of salary contributed by the company into your retirement fund), short and long-term disability insurance, private medical and dental schemes.

In terms of personal development, we offer the opportunity to do an interesting and demanding job in a well-managed and very successful company. Despite being established for 30 years, we are a young, dynamic organization with an outstanding record of getting the best out of people – which is why our staff retention is exceptionally high.

Recruitment at Metaswitch is designed to be thorough and tough, yet informative and friendly.

To apply for this position, please send a

  • comprehensive resume
  • covering email telling us about yourself and why you are interested in, and suited to, the role

to our email address careers@metaswitch.com

If you have any further questions please contact Megan Hogan at the same address or on 415-513-1500.

Metaswitch is an equal opportunities employer AA M/F/Veteran/Disability.

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