Dear What Am I Worth,
I'm working for a leading airline based in the Middle East, in the capacity of telecomms manager, where I head a group responsible for the strategy, planning, design and implementation operations of all fixed, mobile, voice and data networks. , in the capacity of telecomms manager, where I head a group responsible for the strategy, planning, design and implementation operations of all fixed, mobile, voice and data networks.
I am responsible for all voice and data services and technologies that support the business. I am accountable for all the telecomms budgets (tens of millions in $US) and manage the relationship of our global managed network services and local suppliers.
I have a team of over 20 staff including technical, development, project and operations managers. I am responsible for the commercial contract negotiations and SLA definition, implementation and management from our partners and suppliers. We are in the midst of developing our next three-year strategy for the communications network, including the LAN, MAN and WAN.
I have 13 years’ IT experience, with five years’ experience in the network support arena of a major UK financial company and the past eight years, experience in the airline/telecomms field spilt between my current role and several roles with a global telecomms provider.
The expat package and airline benefits are very attractive, but personal circumstances are dictating a move south. I would be looking at a senior comms manager position or consulting role and I am wondering what the lower and upper scales for a position with someone of my experience would be. I understand a position with an American/European-owned company based in NZ/Australia would be my best bet?
Protocol Personnel replies: A person at your level would likely be on a package of $120,000 to $150,000 depending on the company. A consulting role with a multinational is likely to be towards the upper end of the scale. You may find the availability of such roles to be limited in New Zealand because of our smaller market size.
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