Position: Provisioning Team Manager
Salary: Car/Cash Allowance and Annual Bonus
Ref: 522814_1574854252
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 27/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms operates a 13,700km private telecoms network, with 265 Points of Presence and connectivity to over 80 commercial data centres that span the UK. With its extensive telecoms engineering experience, the company provides commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource to Service Providers, Large Enterprises and the Public Sector providing a competitive range of leading-edge Ethernet, Cloud Connect, Optical Networking and Co-location services.

What is the Role?

Due to growth, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Provisioning Team Manager to join our existing team in Reading, helping us deliver telecommunications solutions to a wide range of clients across the UK. The purpose of this newly formed role is to enable sales and aid company growth through leadership and management of SSE Enterprise Telecoms Provisioning Team delivering to time and to budget.

The Provisioning Team Manager is responsible for managing the Sales Validation, Nokia MPLS Engineers, Provisioning Delivery Order Managers (and their Team Leaders) and Escalation teams, ensuring service delivery excellence is achieved at every point in the Order life cycle and that the services are commensurate with customer/business SLA's, as well as upholding the continuous improvement of Service Delivery quality and customer satisfaction.

Absolute commitment to exceptional levels of customer service is critical as this is reflected in our Net Promotor Score. The role holder shall support the Bid Team when required to aid in securing new major projects and programmes, whilst building and maintaining a Provisioning capability ready to fulfil the requirements of our Major Programmes.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience within a senior, customer facing telecoms delivery role handling major stakeholders both internally and externally. We are looking for confident candidates with demonstrable leadership skills, who can show initiative and work flexibly to ensure that we are delivering orders to time and budget.

You will be highly experienced in telecommunications provisioning/projects, and working with suppliers such as BT Openreach, Virgin Media, COLT, TalkTalk etc, with significant experience of leading large, multi-disciplined (including technical) teams. Solid knowledge of carrier processes for delivery of data connectivity solutions such as fibre, optical, Ethernet, WAN, MPLS, SD-WAN, ADSL, PSTN is highly desirable. Furthermore, a working understanding of escalation handling within telecoms industry including both customer service management and supplier handling is key to success in this role.

The ability to effectively lead and work with cross-functional teams for complaint investigation, root cause analysis, identification and implementation of corrective/preventative actions combined with strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must. Your strong communication skills will aid you in assisting with providing regular updates and reviews, as well as dealing with escalated problems and managing customer's expectations.

You be comfortable negotiating with and challenging at any level and you will use your tenacious and positive attitude to influence customers, staff and suppliers.

You will be expected to pull together key information and reports and therefore, proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications is required.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it.'

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Benefits:

Car/Cash Allowance and Annual Bonus