Reliance Jio Infocomm is on a hiring spree. Having planned to launch its much-awaited services likely by September, 2014, Reliance Jio Infocomm has ramped up hiring in the past few weeks. The company is aiming to bring in as many as 500 telecom professionals on board in the next couple of months. India is divided into 22 telecom circles, each comprising a city, state or, in a few cases, a group of provinces. Reliance Jio owns airwaves in all circles.
Racing against time as the company wants to roll out voice, data and provide fibre to home connectivity all at one time, it is vigorously scouting for skilled and experienced professionals to handle its operations. It is likely that around 300 professionals will be hired for senior roles. Already the company has begun negotiating with circle heads of various telecom operators.
Reliance Jio has firmed up an organizational structure and will be operating under a very centralized structure. Most of the decisions will be taken at the national headquarters in Mumbai and passed down under to various circles for execution.
According to sources, the company will be hiring two sets of leaders for certain senior roles: one an Indian with specific domain knowledge and the other an expat who could advice on knowledge transfer and global best practices.
While the company is considering expats for roles in technology and customer service areas, it would like to hire Indian professionals for positions in operations, sales and marketing as well as supply chain.