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Network Strategy Consultant

A Leading Technology Management Consultancy in the UAE

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP350-15

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Detecon is the leading, globally operating technology management consulting company with headquarters in Germany, which has been combining classic management consulting with high technological competence for over 40 years.

The focus of its activities is on digital transformation: Detecon supports companies from all areas of business to adapt their business models and operational processes to the competitive conditions and customer requirements of the digitalized, globalized economy with state-of-the-art communication and information technology. Detecon's expertise bundles the knowledge from the successful conclusion of management and ICT consulting projects in over 160 countries. Detecon is a subsidiary of T-Systems International, one of the world's leading vendor independent providers of digital services and subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom

Detecon is looking to strengthen the Middle East team with experienced consultants – on a temporary basis (until March 2021, with a prospect of extension) - in the area of technology strategy, with focus on networks (fixed and mobile) for the telecommunications industry. Extensive experience within the telecommunications sector is key for this role.

Job description
• Develop technology strategies covering potentially all relevant areas of a telco network (mobile, fixed, transport, etc.), including emerging technologies, whilst coordinating with other consultants and with subject matter experts (SMEs)
• Ensure vertical alignment of technology strategies with corporate and commercial strategies, including their relevant business units
• Ensure cohesiveness of technology strategy across domains
• Ensure coherence and simplicity of strategies for ease of implementation. Supervise and translate strategic objectives into implementation initiatives, roadmaps, KPI's, owners, budgets and project portfolio charters
• Integrate financial plans with the developed strategy and ensure financial viability
• Manage with ad hoc requests, specifically management requests for input on strategic topics
• Manage the competitive intelligence gathering processes ensuring that technology strategies incorporate the latest industry trends and knowledge
• Socialize and present the technology strategy and its action plan to different technical and non-technical stakeholders within client organizations (Telco’s)


• Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering or Information Technology (preferred)
• Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering or Information Technology (preferred)
• 10+ years of combined relevant experience
• Extensive experience in telecommunications sector technologies such as fixed, mobile, and cloud, from a strategic and architectural point of view
• Familiarity with the latest telecommunications trends and technologies (e.g. 5G NFV/SDN, Fiber, legacy migration, IoT, etc.) and ability to follow the latest industry trends and technical developments
• Ability to guide, coach, challenge, and advise SME's working as part of daily activities
• Strategic knowledge combined with the ability to dive deep if required
• Business understanding capabilities and ability to create an end to end link between strategies from different domains
• Ability to challenge, steer, and drive the team in the right direction
• Able to structure problems logically, test hypotheses and draw convincing conclusions
• Strong presentation and presentation development skill set
• A clear and concise communicator work both verbally and with written material
• Strong leadership skills , someone who can drive and motivate the team
• Excellent English skills

About the Company

A leading technology management consultancy in the UAE.

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