Position Title: Device Specialist
Role Status: Full time
Location: Maluafou, Samoa
Reports to: Chief Commercial Officer
Business Unit: Marketing
Date: July 2018

Position Summary:

Managing the device line up for all Bluesky products including researching, trending, testing and purchasing telecom equipment to ensure that the highest quality products are delivered to our customers at competitive prices. This position requires strong technical and analytical skills in order to develop test plans, monitor industry trends, and maintain stock trends to ensure we stock best in market devices for all Bluesky products.                                                                                                                         

Major Responsibilities

  • Researching to ascertain the best handsets and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
  • Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers to ensure products are delivered in a timely manner
  • Keeping contract files and using them as reference for the future
  • Monitor device orders until final delivery and payments are completed
  • Report and discuss controversial or difficult issues with supervisor, as well as present recommended course of action
  • Negotiate price and purchasing terms with suppliers to obtain the best possible value and conditions for the devices being purchased
  • Review sales trends, research what’s hot, forecast, and submit a quarterly device order for approval
  • Developing detailed test plans that define each device capability to test including customer specific features; determining pass/fail test criteria
  • Prioritize and isolate pre and post launch device issues
  • Contribute to the creation of a centralized database for all information storage and sharing.
  • Work collaboratively with team members from various department to test devices and train relevant departments on different devices

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Key Stakeholder Relationships

Internal Stakeholders:
  • All Managers
  • Commercial Team
  • Technical Team
External Stakeholders:
  • Customers
  • Device Partners and Vendors

Key Requirements and Competencies

Qualifications/ Experience:
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Business (Marketing), Telecommunications, or related major
  • +1 years of experiences on mobile device testing, preferred
Knowledge/ Skills /Ability:
  • Be familiar with all functionalities on mobile phones, broadband, fixed line and other consumer devices.
  • Sound knowledge of telecommunications products and services
  • Demonstrated focus on fulfilling customer’s needs
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to manage cross functional teams to achieve pre-defined outcomes
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical background with proven ability to interpret and analyze market and customer usage data
  • Strong computer skills
  • Competent negotiator
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal (i.e. day-to-day discussions, team meetings) and written (requirements and design specifications) form, as well as have an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
  • The individual must have strong wireless (CDMA and GSM) and wireless carrier OS technical skills.
  • Be able to clearly communicate complex test designs and solutions in clear, concise and easily readable format to both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Familiar with the following: LTE, GSM, CDMA, Chip, UMTS & CDMA, Sanity testing, accelerated life test, software testing for performance smart phone/feature phone, Multimedia features, Google App testing, Checklist creation.
Organisational Competencies:
  • Customer Service – Treats all customers courteously; is responsive to customer requests and elicits feedback from them to monitor their satisfaction; considers both the short and long-term interests of the customer in making service decisions; proactively identifies customer needs and takes responsibility for resolving customer complaints in a timely manner.
  • Learning Agility – Demonstrates a personal learning orientation; seeks and constructively uses feedback to build on strengths and manage weaknesses; is curious and shares learning, and in doing so creates an expectation in others to seek and learn from experiences.
  • Building Collaborative Relationships – Exhibits an ability to cooperate and collaborate with colleagues across Bluesky to achieve shared goals; develops and maintains a range of internal and external networks to meet organisational objectives; looks for opportunities to support colleagues.
  • Self Management – Sets personal goals in line with business unit plans; takes responsibility for prioritising own work; looks for opportunities to improve performance; is passionate about achieving results.
  • Continuous Improvement – Looks for opportunities to apply continuous improvement practices / principles in their work area; responds to suggestions from others; applies new learning so as to improve individual and team performance. –


Business Compliance:
  • Ensure a sound understanding and
  • demonstrate commitment to and comply with all legislation and Bluesky policy relevant to the role and all activities undertaken in the role
  • ethical performance in an effort to maintain a high standard of conduct expected and deserved by our customers and to enable the Company to continue to offer its services and comply with our Bluesky Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Health and Safety:
  • Undertake all work in a safe manner and follow all company and workplace health and safety procedures
  • Identify new hazards and advise manager or workplace Health and Safety representative/coordinator within 24 hours of identification
  • Accurately report incidents and accidents to manager or workplace Health and Safety representative/coordinator as soon as possible.