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Network OPEX Manager Airtel

About the job

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc is recruiting for the role of Network OPEX Manager to control and manage the Energy OPEX for the network nodes spread out in the country through innovation and global best practices.


  • To Plan OPEX Cost – Annual Operating plan (AOP) for entire network portfolio (Mobile, National long distance and International long distance Networks and Passive costs).
  • Monthly / Quarterly Flash and Forecast reports and mitigating unbudgeted aspects.
  • Strict vetting of reported OPEX and identifying volume / rate / efficiency variances.
  • Monitor, analyse, and control of the OPEX Cost to Achieve the AOP.
  • Periodic review with Operations and Maintenance Head for mitigation and action of budget outliers.
  • Monthly review with Infra providers, Finance and SCM for tracking and cost alignment.
  • Enable Airtel to become lowest cost producer in the world. Through Cost innovation & best practice replication & optimising Energy Cost and Optimizing energy OPEX without impacting network quality / Customer satisfaction.
  • Work on special projects as requested.




Educational Qualifications & Functional / Technical Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting is required.
  • A technical degree/telecom background is a must.
  • Versatile experience in Electrical infrastructure like Gensets, Batteries, LT Panels, Energy efficiency features, solar panels, electrical Product specifications etc.
  • A good understanding of Service Contracts interpretations, latest telecom technologies and products to bring cost efficiency best in the class.

Relevant Experience:

  • 6-8 years’ experience handling contracts, Tower Companies, controlling the CAPEX and OPEX, cost effective deliveries in the telecommunication industry.
  • At least 2 – 3 years management experience.


  • Business awareness.
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid negotiating skills
  • High personal standards and goal oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sound and effective communications skills, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent coaching skills
  • Excellent Organisational & Motivational Skills
  • Motivational Leadership skills / Driving Ability.
  • Excellent knowledge of company’s objectives and strategies.
  • High level knowledge: applies technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Exhibits good level of creativity and resourcefulness. Can guide and transfer knowledge to s/his team.
  • Ability to handle, prioritize, multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to operate in a performance driven organisation.
  • Must be a member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia.

Airtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is non-discriminatory on the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnic grouping.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 28th February, 2023.

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