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  • Posted: Aug 5, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 6, 2021
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  • Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA
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    M-Pesa Africa – Senior Manager

    We are pleased to announce the subject career opportunity within Commercial (M-Pesa Africa) reporting to the Commercial Director.

    Role Description

    M-Pesa is a pioneering fintech business and global market leader in mobile money. From starting in 2007 as a convenient means by which the unbanked and underbanked can make digital payments, M-Pesa has now grown to offer >50 million active customers financial services, enterprise, merchant, and retail solutions. We are proud of our work in enabling the digital economy in our markets, and in driving financial inclusion.

    The Commercial team at M-Pesa Africa works with the M-Pesa leadership across our 7 OpCos to co-create the product strategy, drive thought leadership, design new products, and features, set commercial priorities with the engineering teams, and lead business development for strategic multi-country partnership opportunities.

    M-Pesa Africa is now making strides to deepen and strengthen its offering to consumers and businesses in our operating countries, making it easier for them to manage their money and get more from their limited resources. The financial services portfolio spans credit, savings, wealth management, and insurance.

    Your role will be to drive the strategy creation and execution with a team of product managers across this product set. This includes ensuring co-creation with and alignment of the roadmaps with leadership in each market and maintaining customer centricity throughout. It also includes leading key partnerships to realise our objectives. The North Star for this role will include the number of active customers adopting affordable financial services and roadmap execution.

    Why this role is tailored for you

    You’ll lead a world-class product management team that drives innovation across the financial services portfolio.

    As the head of financial services with 4+ direct reports, you will spearhead the mission will the management team.

    Key Role Responsibilities

    Champion Financial Services Product Strategy:

    • Spearhead the strategy to achieve M-Pesa Africa’s vision to democratise access to financial services
    • Build and lead a world-class product management team that drives
    • innovation across the financial services portfolio
    • Champion customer-centricity across the portfolio; ensure the voice of customers across different segments is central to new product development

    Business Development:

    • Spearhead strategic partnerships to catalyse the growth of the financial services ecosystem
    • Lead key negotiations to create win-win partnerships and grow the pie

    Focus on execution of the Financial Services roadmap to drive revenue:

    • Rally the management team and other product creation colleagues to unblock issues and drive timely results
    • Support the resolution of regulatory blockers to drive regulatory approvals for product releases
    • Drive a relentless focus on the feedback loop and performance to refine platform capabilities, product offerings, and the execution approach

    Build "trusted advisor" relationship with M-Pesa markets:

    • Establish strong relationships with the management and working teams across markets, built on trust
    • Drive the convening and sharing of best practices between markets to ensure co-creation through the product lifecycle and alignment on the vision of ONE M-Pesa across markets

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Apply if you have:

    • Bachelor’s degree required, an MBA or master’s degree (Finance) in a related field preferred
    • Over 15 years of professional experience in Financial Services Product management especially within Agile methodologies.
    • Strong knowledge of mobile money, fintech, and financial services
    • Demonstrated C-Suite level influencing and negotiation skills
    • Analytical bent of mind, a structured thinker with strong business acumen
    • Leading a multi-cultural team
    • Understanding of financial services/ mobile regulatory environment across Africa

    What you can expect from us:

    • We believe in a fair and robust interview process
    • We have a robust flexible total reward scheme
    • Dedicated support and mentoring/coaching
    • Opportunity to develop and progress – plus a solid dedication to work-life integration. It all means you’ll have everything you need to advance your career and achieve your full potential.

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    Telecom Implementation Expert -Ethiopia

    DESCRIPTION

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Telecom Implementation Expert in Network Deployment Function in Ethiopia. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to the Project Manager, the role holder will be responsible for timely completion of project milestones under his/her scope. The role holder will also plan, define and manage roles and responsibility of all on site supervisors. They will also plan and monitor daily/weekly Telecom Implementation activities as well as outputs.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Manage vendor counterpart person and teams to achieve set project targets from both schedule, budget, and quality point of view.
    • Make sure all corresponding project tools are being filled and updated properly as set for respective related milestones and documentation.
    • Input TI start, completion (integration/on-air) as well acceptance criteria with coordination with other project parties like design, Civil Work, and quality.
    • Plan, manage and monitor project TI related communication, meetings, reporting’s, and documentation are being executed as required.
    • Manage Project TI related material, ensure orders are being in place timely to execute rollout schedule, manage and follow up fast delivery.
    • Control the TI related material storage to avoid long lasting stock material. Set measurable KPI’s for the same.
    • Follow up latest industrial developments to find most feasible, qualified, and quick infrastructure solution.
    • Plan and manage needed vendor and subcontractor resources with continues follow and audit.
    • Ensure effective and efficiently utilization of all Project resources including but not limited to material, internal resources as well as vendor and subcontractor.
    • Validate and confirm site basis BoQ

    QUALIFICATION

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Telecommunications or related field
    • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
    • PMP Certification is an advantage
    • 7+ years of practical experience within in Cellular Networks’ Radio, Transmission and/or Core roll-out work
    • Min 5 years of experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment
    • Proven work experience with operators, vendors and subcontractors
    • In depth experience in Telecom implementation process and scope management

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    Site Acquisition Expert -Ethiopia

    DESCRIPTION

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Site Acquisition Expert in Network Deployment Function in Ethiopia. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to the Project Manager, the role holder will be responsible for timely completion of project milestones under his scope. He/she will also be responsible for planning, defining and managing roles and responsibility of the Site Acquisition team.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Plan and monitor daily/weekly site acquisition activities as well as outputs.
    • Manage vendor counterpart person and teams to achieve set project targets from both schedule, budget, and quality point of view.
    • Make sure all corresponding project tools are being filled and updated properly as set for respective related milestones and documentation.
    • Input Site Acquisition start criteria, completion as well acceptance criteria with coordination with other project parties like NWP, design, quality, CW, and telecom implementation.
    • Plan, manage and monitor project Site Acquisition related communication, meetings, reporting’s, and documentation are being executed as required.
    • Follow up latest industrial developments to find most feasible, qualified, and quick infrastructure solution.
    • Plan and manage needed vendor and subcontractor resources with continues follow and audit.
    • Ensure effective and efficiently utilization of all Project resources including but not limited to material, internal resources as well as vendor and subcontractor.
    • Validate and confirm site basis service BoQ.
    • Participation in preparation and finalization of Site Acquisition Contract and related Annexes
    • Participation in Project resourcing related to Site Acquisition and Implementation.
    • Establishment of fluent Customer Relationship with Customer’s and Vendor/Subcontractor Site Acquisition teams
    • Responsible for Site acquisition of land and building for tower installation for network rollout projects including permitting works within the whole project.
    • Ensuring that the Site Acquisition, permitting works are completed in accordance with requirements of customer, country regulation & local authorities guidance.
    • Coordinating with NWP and CW Managers to ensure timely and accurate completion of required Site Acquisition tasks.
    • Ensure document control and storage system set up and used properly. Check file system and audit content of document system to make sure all Site Acquisition, permitting folders prepared properly for site handover.
    • Verify and solve the problem of vendors for acquisition and site build activities.
    • Manage the Coordination, scheduling and tracking of site visits and technical team visits with various departments.
    • Participates in progress meetings and provides Site Acquisition, permitting reports. Participating in meetings with local authorities.
    • Controlling vendors regarding Site Acquisition, permitting works on the sites. Initiating and leading meetings with vendors for analyzing the progress, highlights & challenges.
    • Support project manager in creating/validating of roll out forecast based on agreed lead time

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in legal, finance or related field
    • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
    • PMP Certification is an advantage
    • 7+ years of practical experience within in Cellular Networks’ Radio, Transmission and /or core roll out work
    • Min 5 years of experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment.
    • Proven work experience with operators, vendors and subcontractors
    • Multivendor and oversea project experience are preferred.
    • In depth experience in Telecom implementation process and scope management

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    Quality, Environment and Health and Safety Expert -Ethiopia

    DESCRIPTION

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Quality, Environment and Health and Safety Expert in Network Deployment Function in Ethiopia. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to the Project Manager and Head of Network Deployment, the role holder will help to create a culture that helps the organization to be committed to Quality, Environment, Health and Safety in processes and products. The role holder will also be responsible for creating and following policies and procedures to meet the project’s defined quality needs.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Establish and manage processes with audits and prevention.
    • Establish and manage process and methods of inspection and verification of the deliverables.
    • Arrange and organize to make sure what quality policies, procedures, tools, techniques, and templates will be used and followed by projects.
    • Make sure industry quality standards, specific governmental, legal, or regulatory constraints are taken into consideration during planning and conducting of quality management.
    • Identify quality requirements and/or standards for the project and its deliverables and documenting the how the project will demonstrate compliance with quality requirements and/or standards.
    • Output reports on quality metrics of projects how projects compliance with set quality and standards.
    • Monitor and record the results of executing the quality management activities to assess performance and ensure the project outputs are complete, correct, and meet requirements.
    • Use all possible industrial tools and techniques during quality planning, managing and controlling.
    • With a zero-injury mind-set, engage leaders and champion the implementation of Health, Safety and Wellness strategies across projects and operations
    • Collaborate with engineers and physicians to institute control and remedial measures for hazardous and potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.
    • Provide new-employee health and safety orientations, and conduct safety training and education programs.
    • Investigate health-related complaints, and inspect facilities to ensure that they comply with public health legislation and regulations

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architecture or related field
    • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
    • Certification in quality assurance
    • Certification in Occupational health and Safety related to rollout and operations
    • Six Sigma Certification is an advantage
    • 7+ years of practical experience within in Quality, Environment and Health and Safety for Roll-out and/or Operations
    • Min 5 years of experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment
    • Good understanding of related standards in Quality, Environment and Health and Safety
    • Proven work experience with operators, vendors and subcontractors
    • In depth experience in telecommunication project for, Environment and Health and Safety

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    Power Expert -Ethiopia

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Power Expert in Network Deployment Function in Ethiopia. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to the Project Manager, He / She will be responsible for managing both AC and DC deployment and engineering of the Projects, responsible for timely completion of project milestones under his/her scope , plan, define and manage roles and responsibility of all on site supervisors in regards to Power Access.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Build demo site.
    • Makes sure SOP is prepared and validated and strictly followed by vendors.
    • Validate vendors, proposed high level and low-level designs.
    • Plan and monitor daily/weekly Power access activities as well as outputs.
    • Manage vendor counterpart person and teams to achieve set project targets from both schedule, budget, and quality point of view.
    • Make sure all corresponding project tools are being filled and updated properly as set for respective related milestones and documentation.
    • Input AC Power Line Construction start, completion (integration/on-air) as well acceptance criteria with coordination with other project parties like design, Civil Work, and quality.
    • Plan, manage and monitor project Power Access related communication, meetings, reporting’s, and documentation are being executed as required.
    • Manage Project Power Access related material, ensure orders are being in place timely to execute rollout schedule, manage and follow up fast delivery.
    • Control the Power Access related material storage to avoid long lasting stock material. Set measurable KPI’s for the same.
    • Follow up latest industrial developments to find most feasible, qualified, and quick infrastructure solution.
    • Plan and manage needed vendor and subcontractor resources with continues follow and audit.
    • Ensure effective and efficiently utilization of all Project resources including but not limited to material, internal resources as well as vendor and subcontractor.
    • Validate and confirm site basis design and BoQ’s.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Telecommunications, power or related field
    • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
    • PMP Certification is an advantage
    • 7+ years of practical experience within in Cellular Networks’ Radio, Transmission and /or core roll out work
    • Min 5 years of experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment.
    • Proven work experience with operators, vendors and subcontractors
    • In depth experience in Telecom implementation process and scope management
    • TI/CW, Electricity technologies used in Telecom networks/DG/Power supplies/Batteries installation/integration
    • Energy solutions remote management

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    OSP Expert -Ethiopia

     

    DESCRIPTION

     

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for OSP Expert in Network Deployment Function in Ethiopia. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to the Project Manager, the role holder will be responsible for making assessment and confirmation of OSP infrastructures proposed by vendors , timely completion of project milestones under his/her scope and to plan, define and manage roles and responsibility of on- site supervisors.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Make sure SOP is prepared and validated and strictly followed by vendors.
    • Plan and monitor daily/weekly OSP activities as well as outputs.
    • Manage vendor counterpart person and teams to achieve set project targets from both schedule, budget, and quality point of view.
    • Make sure all corresponding project tools are being filled and updated properly as set for respective related milestones and documentation.
    • Input OSP works start criteria, RFS, completion as well acceptance criteria with coordination with other project parties like site acquisition, design, quality.
    • Plan, manage and monitor project OSP related communication, meetings, reporting’s, and documentation are being executed as required.
    • Manage Project SOP related material, ensure orders are being in place timely to execute rollout schedule, manage and follow up fast delivery.
    • Control the OSP related material storage to avoid long lasting stock material. Set measurable KPI’s for the same.
    • Follow up latest industrial developments to find most feasible, qualified, and quick infrastructure solution.
    • Plan and manage needed vendor and subcontractor resources with continues follow and audit.
    • Ensure effective and efficiently utilization of all Project resources including but not limited to material, internal resources as well as vendor and subcontractor.
    • Validate and confirm site basis BoQ.
    • Review and validate design submittals.
    • Spot checks on aerial and manhole works based on photos provided by Vendors.
    • Check as built quantities v design quantities v as built drawings.
    • Coordination with Vendors and other governmental authorities.
    • Review and validate Vendor's material, design, and implementation specifications

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Telecommunications or related field
    • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
    • PMP Certification is an advantage
    • 7+ years of practical experience within in OSP design and roll-out work
    • Min 5 years of experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment
    • Proven work experience with operators, vendors and subcontractors
    • In depth experience in OSP design and roll-out process and scope management

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    Project Manager -Ethiopia

     

    DESCRIPTION

     

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Project Manager in Network Deployment Function in Ethiopia. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to the Head of Network Deployment, He/She will be responsible for E2E Network Deployment of RAN New Sites and OSP fiber , management of special projects for Company to deliver quality network within reduced CAPEX and OPEX , responsible for creating Project Charter and creating and updating Project Management Plan (PMP) for all main and sub-Projects which includes all Knowledge areas and Process Groups.

    Job Responsibilities

    • E2E Vendor/Subcontractor Management by daily, weekly, monthly scheduled communication, meetings, and reporting.
    • Prepare all Project related reporting to line manager with extensive excel and power point skills.
    • Responsible for E2E Project success considering all below aspects:
      1. Develop project management plan.
      2. Direct and manage project work.
      3. Manage project knowledge
      4. Monitor and control project work.
      5. Plan, define, validate, and control scope.
      6. Plan, develop and control schedule.
      7. Plan, determine and control budget.
      8. Plan, manage and control quality.
      9. Manage and control resources of the projects including internal, vendor and subcontractor resources.
      10. Plan, manage and monitor project communications.
      11. Plan project risk and related risk responses, implement responses and monitor accordingly.
      12. Involve in procurement management for planning, conducting, and controlling procurements.
      13. Identify stakeholders, manage, and monitor stakeholder engagement

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Telecommunications, IT, Project Management or related field
    • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
    • PMP Certification is an advantage
    • 10+ years of practical experience within in Cellular Networks’ Radio, Transmission and /or core roll out work.
    • Min 5 years of experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment.
    • Proven work experience with operators, vendors and subcontractors on position of a national level.
    • Multivendor and oversea project experience are preferred.
    • In depth experience in Telecom project Roll out process and management.
    • Team leading experience

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    Civil Works Expert -Ethiopia

    DESCRIPTION

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Civil Works Expert in Network Deployment Function in Ethiopia. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to the Project Manager, the role holder will be responsible for making assessments and confirmation of Civil Work infrastructures proposed by vendors to be deployed in project from both site design as well as static point of view , responsible for timely completion of project milestones under his scope , Plan, define and manage roles and responsibility of all on site supervisors.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Plan and monitor daily/weekly CW activities as well as outputs.
    • Manage vendor counterpart person and teams to achieve set project targets from both schedule, budget, and quality point of view.
    • Make sure all corresponding project tools are being filled and updated properly as set for respective related milestones and documentation.
    • Input CW start criteria, completion as well acceptance criteria with coordination with other project parties like site acquisition, design, quality, telecom implementation.
    • Plan, manage and monitor project CW related communication, meetings, reporting’s, and documentation are being executed as required.
    • Manage Project CW related material, ensure orders are being in place timely to execute rollout schedule, manage and follow up fast delivery.
    • Control the CW related material storage to avoid long lasting stock material. Set measurable KPI’s for the same.
    • Follow up latest industrial developments to find most feasible, qualified, and quick infrastructure solution.
    • Plan and manage needed vendor and subcontractor resources with continues follow and audit.
    • Ensure effective and efficiently utilization of all Project resources including but not limited to material, internal resources as well as vendor and subcontractor.
    • Validate and confirm site basis BoQ.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering or related field
    • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
    • PMP Certification is an advantage
    • 7+ years of practical experience within in Cellular Networks’ Civil Works
    • Min 5 years of experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment.
    • Proven work experience with operators, vendors and subcontractors
    • In depth experience in telecommunication project for civil works in design, estimation, civil works specifications and subcontractor management

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    Data Analyst - Ethiopia

     

    DESCRIPTION

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Data Analyst / Progress Control in Network Deployment Function in Ethiopia. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to the Project Manager, the role holder will be responsible for Preparation of Periodical Progress Reports, Ad-hoc Reports based on approved templates , Control utilization of selected PMIS end to end, control internal and vendor to input all necessary information to PMIS (Project management information system) , Plan and create data collection process and procedures, plan, forecast, actual progress updates to PMIS.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Support projects reporting templates creating and template updates.
    • Creates gap analysis monitoring methods and monitor and control of utilization by each project member.
    • Always thinks of automation of routine works in data collection, data input and data updating.
    • Creates methods and processes to close monitoring of each milestone SLA, key milestone SLA, entire project SLA.
    • Responsible to provide recommendations to improve the progress based on analysis made

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, data analytics or similar
    • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
    • PMP Certification is an advantage
    • 7+ years of practical experience in Data Analytics and Progress Control work
    • Min 5 years of experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment
    • Proven work experience with operators, vendors and subcontractors

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    M-Pesa Africa – Market Delivery Release Train Engineer (Business Payments & IMT)

    Role Purpose

    Release train Engineer in financial Services to establish, develop and lead the delivery capability for multiple M-Pesa Services and Technology projects. Development of the Business Payments Agile Release Train (ART) and of essential trusted delivery partnerships and guidance for M-Pesa Africa (MPA) markets.  Guiding market resources through their engagement for delivery of new services and partner integrations. Guidance of in-market resources to ensure synergies remain strong between MPA, markets, and partners.  Development of Release Train performance and through continuous coaching and continuous improvement of MPA’s project delivery metrics, particularly Time to Market.

    The role will drive efficiency through the 9 squads in the Business Payment (BP) area and additionally lead the newly formed International Money Transfer (IMT) squad to provide financial service products and enablers for merchants and consumers.  The scope will support a full range of M-Pesa services including in-market pilots, innovations, and mature product enhancements.

    Key Role Responsibilities

    As an experienced professional in Agile Project Delivery you’ll Provide:

    • Agile Release Train and program leadership, performance in driving product features to implementation through SAFe (ambitious and competitive).
    • Consistently productive operation in a multinational environment with local Executive Management, showing excellent communication and coaching skills, tact, and diplomacy (one company & local roots).
    • Time to Market for MPA products and Services.
    • Release train performance – KPIs including Velocity, Committed work completion, Technical debt.
    • Risk value reduction and dependency management through influencing multiple- stakeholder’s performance within the ART or program.
    • Continued focus on Simplicity and Speed to reduce project transfer time to Operations.
    • Integrity and openness to build trust and be trusted across different cultures. (Rated through feedback)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Apply if you have:

    • Degree Qualification - Preferably STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
    • Minimum of 6 years of experience in Program Management with international suppliers and markets.
    • At least one Project Management Certification - PRINCE 2 Practitioner, APMP or equivalent
    • Agile Project Management Experience Qualification in Scrum Master/Kanban KPM1/SAFe RTE or equivalent
    • At least 4 years of experience in communication and relationship management to Executive level.
    • Minimum of 3 years experience in Project budgeting (full lifecycle).
    • Excellent problem analysis and resolution skills
    • Demonstrated team leadership experience-you will have at least 13 direct reports with 72 dotted line reports.
    • Technical and business understanding of mobile telecommunications, mobile payments, or similar financial system operations.
    • Off-shore delivery experience, with 3rd party vendors and remote working communication tools.
    • Knowledge of tools including Agile management applications tools Jira, Confluence.

    We are happy if you have:

    • Mobile Telco and either Mobile Payment or Financial Services experience
    • Service Operations Qualification – ITIL
    • AML Qualification - ICA Certificate in Anti Money Laundering Awareness
    • Regulatory industry experience
    • Programme Management Qualification and Experience – MSP
    • SAFe RTE trained

    What you can expect from us:

    • We believe in a fair and robust interview process
    • We have a robust flexible total reward scheme
    • Dedicated support and mentoring/coaching
    • Opportunity to develop and progress – plus a solid dedication to work-life integration. It all means you’ll have everything you need to advance your career and achieve your full potential.

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