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Manager, Network Investments - Emerging Markets

Location: London
Company: Facebook
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Intro:
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.
Summary:
Attempting to connect the world requires an alternative approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Through direct engagement with partners around the world, the Network Investments - Emerging Markets team seeks to foster the development of open- access, cost-effective, high capacity network infrastructure to bring more people online to a faster internet. Facebook is working to help overcome the global internet connectivity challenges of accessibility, affordability, and awareness - with the hope that one day, everyone will have high-quality internet access. Our goal is to enable our partners to provide accessible and affordable internet access to hundreds of millions of people across the globe. If you have a passion for emerging markets, and a desire to leverage your management, technical finance and strategic acumen by working with industry stakeholders to transform broadband access to bring innovative, cutting edge, cost efficient network infrastructure, then this is a great role for you!The right person for this role will be strategic, creative, collaborative, and have an emerging market entrepreneurial passion. This leadership role must inspire an experienced cross functional team across the globe. They should feel comfortable in complex, senior business partnership development, and growing external financing relationships.This position is full time and based in our London office.
Required Skills:
- Manage a team overseeing financial structuring of infrastructure investments & partnerships, co-investments and strategic planning (both strategy and operations)
- Be responsible for people management, providing performance reviews, continual feedback, coaching (soft and hard skills) and career growth
- Lead the direction and expansion (hiring) of the team, helping to scope future roles as the charter of the team grows
- Support the full lifecycle of infrastructure investments from opportunity assessment, business case development, due diligence, structuring, negotiation and execution, and third party capital raises
- Lead a team in developing strategies to solve diverse economic and business challenges across the network lifecycle, and translate strategies into actionable projects/programs
- Drive prioritization of opportunities and decision-making for complex cross-functional and special projects (e.g., co-investments, business case development for new initiatives)
- Champion internal and external stakeholder decision making through influencing, exceptional communication and presentation skills
- Ability to travel internationally up to 30% of time
Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, marketing or other related discipline
- Managerial: +4 years general management experience across strategy, business development, engineering and/or finance. Demonstrated experience in managing people, growing teams, and developing a team culture
- Industry: +7 years of experience in telecommunications, mobile, or internet space in a strategy, management consulting, corporate development, finance/banking or M&A capacity
- Financial: Business and financial acumen obtained through M&A, corporate development and/or private equity transactional experience
- Demonstrated negotiation skills, partnering and influencing skills across all levels of an organization as well as with key outside partners
- Ability to think at a strategic level while simultaneously rolling up the sleeves to solve for key opportunities and problems
- Experience with ambiguity and change and bringing clarity to a team
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience presenting to senior audiences
Preferred Qualifications:
- MBA
- In-depth knowledge of at least one emerging market geography: the markets: challenges, current trends, impact on business strategies
- Project finance, capital markets, infrastructure-related investing experience, preferably in telecoms sector
- Technical and market knowledge across telecoms infrastructure and technology
- Experience engaging or working with telecommunication operators, especially those in emerging markets
- Experience using analytical tools: excel, tableau, visualization, or GIS/mapping
Industry: Internet
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