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Network Development Manager

The purpose of this role is to energize our network and market development agenda, using data-driven insight and strong business acumen to provide strategic recommendations on future investments, such as market expansions (new PoPs / Routes) or network/asset optimization, that maximize our commercial effectiveness and value creation.


In collaboration with stakeholders across the company, the role drives the development of new opportunities from idea to approval by building a robust fact base, evaluating fit with tactical and strategic goals, creating advanced financial models, and effectively communicating findings to senior management.

Job Description


  • Drive strategic network expansion ideas (new markets, new routes, new PoPs) from conception to budget approval and hand over to implementation

  • Develop business cases. You collect and structure data from various sources, develop advanced analytical models, and apply creative problem solving. You translate findings into multi-year P&L statements, including revenue development, cost base and investment needs, and calculate return on investment

  • Manage internal stakeholders and drive cross-functional projects. You identify and proactively engage internal stakeholders across the organization to extract key insights and define the right approach to the opportunity. You plan key activities and coordinate across functions to drive progress.

  • Summarize recommendations. You communicate findings succinctly, developing storyline with key messages and thoughtfully using graphical visualizations to support conclusions. Present with confidence to senior/executive management and facilitate discussion of next steps.

  • Ensure data accuracy, modelling quality and opportunity documentation
    • Check data sources, assess reliability and build in sensitivity/quality checks into models.
    • Ensure that approved projects are handed over to the project managers / line organisation in a clear, concise and timely manner with all documentation readily understandable and trackable.
  • Support portfolio reviews, asset optimization and lifecycle profitability assessment.
    • From time to time, follow up on previous investments, or support analysis on network health from a business perspective
  • Support development of business intelligence tools , including automation of data harvesting and analytics. As a team, the network development team is responsible for developing its own analysis and presentation tools such as business cases, data reporting, market database (Qlik tools on Opportunity tracking, Sold Services tracking etc). Individuals may be asked to become the lead in any of these activities.
  • Provide analytical support to network-related investigations in other parts of the business on an ad-hoc basis



The Network Development manager will be part of a distributed team of high performing commercial-focused network development managers and project managers who qualify network expansion ideas (Sales/Networks/Strategy), plan & develop network development initiatives to budget approval and implementation.

The Network Development manager will report to the Head of Network Development, but interact with stakeholders across the organization, such as the Heads of Product Management, Strategy, Finance, Networks & Service Assurance, Procurement, Delivery, Legal..

Provide updates and information on prestudies and projects in formal written reports or verbal reviews; exchange with Sales and Networks to qualify and assess investment ideas; present outputs of findings to management..


The position collects a number of ideas from internal stakeholders but also from desktop research and strategy analysis, qualifies them and transforms them into potential executable projects. We work in an agile way of working and have an influence on status quo and thereby continuously contribute to process improvement

Within own work area, across functions, Arelion Company

Work with great people

Maarit Diridillou
Office Manager
"At Arelion you are surrounded by extremely talented people – it makes the work environment so inspiring!"
Tanuja Rameaux
Head of delivery content
"I love the cultural synergy within the company – it is unique. When you join us, you will feel it’s warmth!"
Sandrine Corbett
Human Resources Manager
"I feel I belong, and I really like the people I work with. This combination empowers me!"
Fabio Bottan
Account Manager
"What I really like about Arelion is the support we get from the company when we promote different ways to do business."

Skills & Requirements

  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent modelling skills
  • Excellent presentation skills for decision material to top executives/board
  • Strong computer skills and extensive knowledge of Excel
  • Project management certification such as PMI, Prince2 etc. is desirable
  • SCRUM Master, PSPOI is desirable
  • Finance/commercial analysis background is desirable
  • Good working knowledge of Data Communications (Internet, Ethernet, Wavelengths, etc) is desirable

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid workspace

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • A healthy work – life balance approach

  • Diverse workplace

  • Equal Opportunity Employer

About the company

From humble beginnings in the early 1990s, we have become connectivity partner of choice to the world’s largest content providers, operators and enterprises. In the past, our network laid the very foundations of the Internet revolution and today it’s enabling digitalization throughout business and society.

Arelion, formerly Telia Carrier, is owned by Polhem Infra, a Swedish investment company backed by some of the largest Swedish public pension funds. We started building our network in 1993, when our Autonomous System, AS1299, was allocated, and we’ve grown organically ever since. Our network now stretches 70,000 kms across Europe, North America and Asia and lets you connect directly to more than 2,300 wholesale customers in more than 125 countries. With more than 450 local access partners around the world, we are the backbone of your business, wherever you are.

Arelion provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by relevant local laws.

2022Telia Carrier is now Arelion

2020Telia Carrier acquired by Polhem Infra

2019Expands US East Coast corridor with capacity options that bypass Manhattan into Secaucus NJ

2018Direct Cloud Connect to top 5 Clouds in the US and EU

2017Collaborates with Facebook and Coriant on TIP Voyager Open Optical Network

2015Telia Carrier Internet backbone ranked no. 1 first time

2013First with 100G in both US and Europe

2011Successfully completes world’s first terabit optical trial

2000First carrier to offer cross-border mobile data roaming

1999First carrier to offer cross-border services for gaming

1998First carrier to sell wavelengths

1993AS1299 was born

Isabelle Couturier Philippe | Contact Person

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