Unleash Your Potential At Layer3

At Layer3, people who share our pride and passion for creating their own success and do what it takes to build their skills and expertise find significant rewards. Sure, you may have to work long hours to get the job done, but you will be able to take ownership of your work. Empowerment and accountability are both core values that are shared from the Senior Executive levels of the Company and all throughout the organization.

Layer3 is a company where individual contributors can make a difference. Therefore, as a Layeron, you are part of a tight, solid team of committed and supportive colleagues and you’ll get the satisfaction of watching your efforts pay off. Layer3 is the right environment for people who care to challenge the status quo. Our competitive advantage is our people, and the energy, talent, and knowledge they bring to the Company.

If you want to become a Layeron send your CV to careers@layer3.com.ng and we will contact you if your qualification meets the description of any job opening

 

Product Manager (Cloud)

Job Title:Product Manager (Cloud) Location: Abuja/Lagos
Department: Business Development Employment Type: Full time
Reports To: Executive Director, Strategy & Business Development Grade Level: Experienced

OUR COMPANY:

Layer3 is a fun and innovative place to work – a leading ICT company in Nigeria. Recently listed by The London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘Companies to Inspire Africa 2019’ report and in 2018, was listed by Jobberman as one of the Top ICT companies to work for in Nigeria. We have a superb work culture with strong values. We are passionate about building a generation of future leaders and a team of professionals that are changing the world.

Our positive work environment inspires all Layerons to live their dreams and be the best they can be. This coupled with our passion for excellence, world class technology solutions and global partners, help us fulfil our mission to make our customers’ businesses more successful.

JOB PURPOSE:

As Product Manager, you will truly straddle the strategy and execution of the product. You will be responsible for managing the evolution of your product across multiple dimensions (e.g., feature & functionality, cost, risk and support), working with key internal and external stakeholders. As such, you will conduct analyses of market trends, customer empathy, and internal and external data to define a differentiated product vision that delivers unique value. You will act as the primary point of contact for all aspects of the product related to business stakeholders, partners, and customers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Convert localized trends and requirements into product features.
  • Define the product strategy and roadmap
  • Work with OEMs and external third parties to review and develop opportunities for business
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product
  • Perform product presentations, demos and proof of value/concept to customers
  • Work with internal stakeholders to design solutions and proposals for customers
  • Provide pricing and pricing templates to meet revenue and profitability goals
  • Deliver a monthly/quarterly revenue forecast
  • Develop sales tools and collateral
  • Engage customers with Sales Team to close deals
  • Propose an overall budget to ensure success
  • Brief and train the sales force
  • Work with Marketing to develop press releases and newsletters for customers and the public
  • Work with Marketing to organize customer workshops, webinars and seminars

KEY SKILLS ACQUIRED

  • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service.
  • Specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in own initiatives, line of business, and associated stakeholders.
  • Experience in cloud solutions, across multiple OEMs to solve business problems.
  • Adept ability to gather information and data in build, buy and partner options for solving customer problems.
  • Demonstrated experience deriving key insights and patterns from customer interviews and using that input to clarify problem statements.
  • Demonstrated experience navigating matrixed organizations and teams with proven success in leveraging the right people and resources at the right time for consistent and dependable delivery.
  • Proven success in building, developing, leading, and motivating teams, with or without direct reporting relationships.
  • Solid track record of taking end-to-end ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing roadmap strategy and definition, with a strong focus on KPIs and metrics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering from a recognized Institution
  • Around 5 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a similar role
  • Experience in developing business requirements/solutions
  • Good to have experience working with agile team 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • On-call availability
  • Willingness and ability to travel and be away for long periods of time at a go

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Product Manager (Computing & Storage)

Job Title: Product Manager (Computing & Storage) Location: Abuja/Lagos
Department: Business Development Employment Type: Full time
Reports To: Executive Director, Strategy & Business Development Grade Level: Experienced

OUR COMPANY:

Layer3 is a fun and innovative place to work – a leading ICT company in Nigeria. Recently listed by The London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘Companies to Inspire Africa 2019’ report and in 2018, was listed by Jobberman as one of the Top ICT companies to work for in Nigeria. We have a superb work culture with strong values. We are passionate about building a generation of future leaders and a team of professionals that are changing the world.

 

Our positive work environment inspires all Layerons to live their dreams and be the best they can be. This coupled with our passion for excellence, world class technology solutions and global partners, help us fulfil our mission to make our customers’ businesses more successful.

JOB PURPOSE:

As Product Manager, you will truly straddle the strategy and execution of the product. You will be responsible for managing the evolution of your product across multiple dimensions (e.g., feature & functionality, cost, risk and support), working with key internal and external stakeholders. As such, you will conduct analyses of market trends, customer empathy, and internal and external data to define a differentiated product vision that delivers unique value. You will act as the primary point of contact for all aspects of the product related to business stakeholders, partners, and customers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Convert localized trends and requirements into product features.
  • Define the product strategy and roadmap
  • Work with OEMs and external third parties to review and develop opportunities for business
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product
  • Perform product presentations, demos and proof of value/concept to customers
  • Work with internal stakeholders to design solutions and proposals for customers
  • Provide pricing and pricing templates to meet revenue and profitability goals
  • Deliver a monthly/quarterly revenue forecast
  • Develop sales tools and collateral
  • Engage customers with Sales Team to close deals
  • Propose an overall budget to ensure success
  • Brief and train the sales force
  • Work with Marketing to develop press releases and newsletters for customers and the public
  • Work with Marketing to organize customer workshops, webinars and seminars

KEY SKILLS ACQUIRED

  • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service.
  • Specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in own initiatives, line of business, and associated stakeholders.
  • Experience in computing and storage solutions, across multiple OEMs to solve business problems.
  • Adept ability to gather information and data in build, buy and partner options for solving customer problems.
  • Demonstrated experience deriving key insights and patterns from customer interviews and using that input to clarify problem statements.
  • Demonstrated experience navigating matrixed organizations and teams with proven success in leveraging the right people and resources at the right time for consistent and dependable delivery.
  • Proven success in building, developing, leading, and motivating teams, with or without direct reporting relationships.
  • Solid track record of taking end-to-end ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing roadmap strategy and definition, with a strong focus on KPIs and metrics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering from a recognized Institution
  • Around 5 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a similar role
  • Experience in developing business requirements/solutions
  • Good to have experience working with agile team 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • On-call availability
  • Willingness and ability to travel and be away for long periods of time at a go

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Key Account Manager

Job Title: Key Account Manager (KAM)                                                                                 Location: Abuja/Lagos

Department: Sales                                                                                                                 Employment Type: Full Time

Reports To: Head of Sales                                                                                                     Job Grade: Mid-Level

 

JOB PURPOSE

The Key Account Manager is responsible for managing key accounts, maintaining a long-term relationship with accounts and maximizing sales opportunities within them.  He/she will need a high level of an innovative and eager mind in order to research, propose, and sell services and respond effectively to clients’ queries.

The Key Account Manager will hold an end to end process ownership of all Layer3 client’s life cycle from Prospecting, Acquiring, Conversion (closing the deal), Retention and Loyalty. He/she must be energetic, detailed, and customer focused person with the ability to prioritize work, liaise with team members, and work as an individual to achieve targets and complete goals. The primary objective is to develop strategic partnerships with key account decision makers to drive revenue and position Layer3 for larger wins in the future.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Focusing on growing and developing existing clients, together with generating new business.

2. Develop, penetrate and maintain relationships with key decision makers at existing key accounts through regular planned contact

3. Meet and exceed yearly sales target.

4. Develop a solid understanding of all unique purchasing/sourcing processes, procedures and decision criteria to formulate a strategic account penetration plan detailing the actions necessary to effectively and profitably close orders with each account.

5. Analyze customer needs and identify product solutions to fit needs, desires and budget.

6. Search for new clients and create database of prospects that will benefit from company products or services and maximize customer potential in designated regions.

7. Playing an integral role in new business pitches and hold responsibility for the effective on-boarding of new clients.

8. Write business plans for all current and opportunity tender business.

9. Develop long-term relationships with customers

10. Manage and interpret customer requirements - speaking with clients to understand, anticipate and meet their needs;

11. Calculate and issue client quotations;

12. Negotiate tender and contract terms to meet both client and company needs;

13. Administer client accounts;

14. Analyzing costs and sales

15. Record and maintain client contact data

16. You will act as the key interface between the customer and all relevant divisions

KEY SKILLS REQUIRED

1. Strong account management and relationship building skills.

2. Experience of managing major national accounts.

3. Highly self-motivated.

4. A solid sales background;

5. Ability to research and quickly disseminate information

6. Excellent customer service skills

7. Excellent skills in business and report writing

8. Excellent communicator

9. Sound judgment and good business sense

10. Team working ability

11. The ability to build relationships with clients quickly

12. Analytical and problem-solving skills

13. Resilience and tenacity

14. Independence

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

1. University Degree or its equivalent, preferably in Computer/Electrical/Electronics Engineering or Computer Science is required

2. Three or more-years field sales and amount management professional experience with an ICT Solutions Provider

3. Relevant experience in sale of IT services with knowledge of solutions from Juniper Networks, Blue Coat, F5, Cisco and VMware will be an added advantage

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. Input data regarding quotations and sales into ERP software (with 0% error rate)

2. Prepare weekly reports and track sales projections

3. Prepare monthly sales report 

4. Provides quarterly sales figure to determine budget projections

5. Provide reports on new clients demanding for the company’s products

6. Organize and plan work to meet deadlines

7. Establish and maintain working relationships with colleagues, staff in other departments, and members of the public.

WORK CONDITIONS

1. On-call availability

2. Willingness and ability to travel and be away for long periods of time at a go

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


HR Business Partner

Job Title: HR Business Partner                                                                                 Location: Lagos

Department: HR Unit                                                                                                 Employment Type: Full time

Reports To: Head, HR & Admin                                                                                Grade Level: Mid-level

 

OUR COMPANY:

Layer3 is a fun and innovative place to work – a leading ICT company in Nigeria. Recently listed by The London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘Companies to Inspire Africa 2019’ report and in 2018, was listed by Jobberman as one of the Top ICT companies to work for in Nigeria. We have a superb work culture with strong values. We are passionate about building a generation of future leaders and a team of professionals that are changing the world.

Our positive work environment inspires all Layerons to live their dreams and be the best they can be. This, coupled with our passion for excellence, world class technology solutions and global partners, help us fulfil our mission to make our customers’ businesses more successful.

 

JOB PURPOSE:

In this position, the HR Business Partner plays the vital role of providing support on a wide range of strategic and operational HR issues. You will work closely with leaders and team members of Layer3 to foster a vibrant, friendly work environment that promotes strong collaboration, innovation, high performance, and continuous learning.                                                                                           

Your role will also involve supporting the Head HR with technical skills providing HR solutions or initiatives that will improve the company-wide Learning and Development experience; as well as performance management.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Support the development and execution of strategy and plans from an HR perspective for the delivery of core HR services.

1. Serves as a liaison between the Lagos employees and HR to understand business priorities and assess needs in staffing, organization design, performance management,     change management, employee relations, talent management and career development etc.        

2. Recommends HR solutions, drives initiatives, implements new processes or tools in support of business priorities, project operations and overall team engagement.

3. Map out training plans and schedules, designing and developing training programs (outsourced or in-house) for corporate, HR training and more.

4. Choose appropriate training methods per case (virtual, simulated, mentoring, on the job training, professional development etc)

5. Support the design and monitor Performance Management to enable employees and teams understand the goals of Layer3 and identify how individual and team outputs contribute to the achievement of Layer3’s objectives.

6. Manage and coordinate organization-wide efforts to ensure that performance management and performance improvement programs are developed and managed using a data-driven approach that sets priorities for improvements in line with on-going strategic imperatives.

7. Support with implementing recruitment plans and strategies designed to fulfil the company staffing needs.

8. Use and analyse People data generated by the HR Operations to help the business make informed people decisions.

9. Liaise with managers and employees on appropriate guidance channels and act as a point of escalation for key HR matters or issues that arise.

10. Develop and maintain cordial relationships with all Layer3 employees. Providing HR support on all employee matters to Lagos employees.

 

KEY SKILLS ACQUIRED

1. Champions and promotes HR initiatives across the teams

2. Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills (verbal and written)

3. Strong work ethics, able to handle confidential information sensitively and with integrity

4. Good planning, organization, analytical and problem-solving skills

5. Fast learner, proactive, agility to function in a fast-changing innovative environment

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Humanities, or related disciplines

2. At least 2 years’ work experience in a HR Business Partner role will be an added advantage

3. A professional qualification like CIPM, CIPD or SHRM and IT Industry sector practice is desired

 

WORK CONDITIONS

1. On-call availability

2. Willingness and ability to travel if required

 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Product Manager (Network & Security Solutions)

 

Job Title: Product Manager (Network & Security Solutions) Location: Abuja/Lagos
Department: Business Development Employment Type: Full time
Reports To: Executive Director, Strategy & Business Development Grade Level:   Experienced

 

OUR COMPANY

Layer3 is a fun and innovative place to work – a leading ICT company in Nigeria. Recently listed by The London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘Companies to Inspire Africa 2019’ report and in 2018, was listed by Jobberman as one of the Top ICT companies to work for in Nigeria. We have a superb work culture with strong values. We are passionate about building a generation of future leaders and a team of professionals that are changing the world.

Our positive work environment inspires all Layerons to live their dreams and be the best they can be. This coupled with our passion for excellence, world class technology solutions and global partners, help us fulfil our mission to make our customers’ businesses more successful.

JOB PURPOSE:

 As Product Manager, you will truly straddle the strategy and execution of the product. You’ll be responsible for managing the evolution of your product across multiple dimensions (e.g., feature & functionality, cost, risk and support), working with key internal and external stakeholders. As such, you will conduct analyses of market trends, customer empathy, and internal and external data to define a differentiated product vision that delivers unique value. You will act as the primary point of contact for all aspects of the product related to business stakeholders, partners, and customers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Convert localized trends and requirements into product features.
  • Define the product strategy and roadmap
  • Work with OEMs and external third parties to review and develop opportunities for business
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product
  • Perform product presentations, demos and proof of value/concept to customers
  • Work with internal stakeholders to design solutions and proposals for customers
  • Provide pricing and pricing templates to meet revenue and profitability goals
  • Deliver a monthly/quarterly revenue forecast
  • Develop sales tools and collateral
  • Engage customers with Sales Team to close deals
  • Propose an overall budget to ensure success
  • Brief and train the sales force
  • Work with Marketing to develop press releases and newsletters for customers and the public
  • Work with Marketing to organize customer workshops, webinars and seminars

KEY SKILLS ACQUIRED

 

  • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service.
  • Specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in own initiatives, line of business, and associated stakeholders.
  • Experience in network and security solutions across multiple OEMs to solve business problems.
  • Adept ability to gather information and data in build, buy and partner options for solving customer problems.
  • Demonstrated experience deriving key insights and patterns from customer interviews and using that input to clarify problem statements.
  • Demonstrated experience navigating matrixed organizations and teams with proven success in leveraging the right people and resources at the right time for consistent and dependable delivery.
  • Proven success in building, developing, leading, and motivating teams, with or without direct reporting relationships.
  • Solid track record of taking end-to-end ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing roadmap strategy and definition, with a strong focus on KPIs and metrics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering from a recognized Institution
  • Around 5 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a similar role
  • Experienced in developing business requirements/solutions
  • Good to have experience working with agile team

WORK CONDITIONS

  • On-call availability
  • Willingness and ability to travel and be away for long periods of time at a go

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


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