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Senior Director - Spectrum

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GSMA – Our Role

The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile operator community. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators as its members, as well as linking them with more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem (including; handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organizations). The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications sector and the role of operators within it. In addition, we work with Governments, regulators and NGO’s to develop the social and economic value of mobile on a country, region and global basis. Finally we operate and produce the world leading Mobile World Congress and its sister events.

The GSMA is governed by a 26 member board, comprising CEO level representatives from the world's leading mobile operators, among them AT&T, Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, NTTDoCoMo, Orange, Telefónica, Telecom Italia-TIM, Deutsche Telecom and the Vodafone Group.

GSMA – Our Organisation

Our people include some of the best talent from around the world focusing on developing industry initiatives. We are a truly international organisation with offices in London, Atlanta, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Hong Kong, Nairobi, New Delhi and Shanghai. Through our different offices we embrace the diversity that has allowed the mobile industry to be acknowledged as one of most fast moving and dynamic industries in the world.

Our envied position at the center of the industry allows us to collaborate with our diverse membership and support them through some of their most complex challenges that they face as an industry.

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The Role

·        Develop policy positions and oversee responses to regulatory authorities’ consultations and proposals on spectrum issues.

·        Work with GSMA programmes, members, working groups and task forces to develop and agree industry approaches, guidelines and global policy positions.

·        Work closely with GSMA regional teams to review regulatory proposals and develop appropriate positions with operator members, making sure work in regions and countries is aligned with global goals and agreed policy positions.

·        Closely monitor relevant new technology developments in the communications industry that will impact future mobile services to identify, assess and advise on the possible impact on telecom regulation.

·        Represent GSMA externally with government, regulators and other third parties to advance GSMA positions on spectrum policy and spectrum bands and influence policymakers globally. Meetings may be multilateral (e.g., global or regional ITU groups, European Commission), bilateral (national governments) or public (workshops and panels).

·        Build a network of relationships among members, public policy makers and other ecosystem players that support and advance the policy and technology goals of the GSMA.


Criteria for Selection

The candidate demonstrates:

  • 10+ years of experience in spectrum management
  • Solid knowledge of spectrum management issues, including understanding of existing spectrum allocations and necessary future allocations as well as spectrum assignment approaches
  • Knowledge of the ITU spectrum management process, including the World Radiocommunication Conference process and ITU regional groups
  • Demonstrates sound judgment in the escalation issues and the formulation of solutions
  • Credible oral and written communication to a C- or Ministerial-level audience
  • Effective at building relationships for the benefit of the programme
  • Experience in a team supervisory role


GSMA Package

The GSMA is able to provide suitably motivated candidates with a first class working environment, access to all of the key decision makers in one of the largest and most progressive industries in the world and the content to keep a curious mind engaged. Many of our alumni have now taken key roles in the development of the industry. 

Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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