The Principal Specialist: NLU and ML role based within Commercial Operations.
The role of the Principal Specialist: NLU and ML is to drive the Machine Learning and Natural Language understanding and programming in Tribe 4 – Digital Customer Care. Embed Machine Learning in the automation, big data and AI practices in Vodacom.
Manage NLU and NLP
Define strategy and methodology to drive continues improvement in the Natural Language and AI environment
Do detailed analysis on project outcomes and map back to Customer Experience outcomes to determine the gap
Align initiatives to company strategy to determine priority
Translate strategy into executable plan to deliver initiatives
Drive deep analysis and implementation through team of NLU specialists
Form strategic partnerships with other departments and markets to ensure execution
Embed Machine Learning
Drive the implementation and integration of Machine Learning and Deep Learning in our Automation, Robotics and Big Data practices.
Define best practices on creating customer centric experiences using Machine Learning and AI
Determine gaps between ML projects and Customer Journey outcomes
Initiate strategic projects to be market leading and execute effectively and within budget
Liaise and drive knowledge sharing across Vodafone markets
Monitor effectiveness of methodology and drive continuous improvement
Drive Customer Centricity and Innovation
Drive measurement of selected key KPIs
Design optimized processes aligned with increasing NPS and customer satisfaction
Where possible and where tools are available, simulate processes prior to implementation to determine if desired outcome would be achieved
Identify initiatives and ensure alignment to Customer Journeys across other business areas
Drive innovation in process, output and measurement
Team Leadership and Prioritisation
Manage pipeline and prioritise initiatives for NLU team
Building effective professional relationships (both for him/herself and the team) and establishing the team’s credibility with markets and stakeholders
Managing expectations (of team and customers alike) and keeping commitments or promises.
Manage team of NLU specialists
Identify training requirements for NLU team
Matric / Grade 12 essential
B.Degree (BSc, B.Com / B.Eng) essential
Post graduate degree preferred
8-10 years working in a Big Data, ML, Chatbot, NLU, NLP environment or AI essential
Core Competencies and Knowledge:
NLU and NLP
Data Analytics and Insights
Leading organisation culture and change
AI – Deep and Machine Learning
The base location for this role is, Midrand, Vodacom Campus
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.
Commitment from Vodacom
Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.