Virgin Media O2 • London

Finance Business Partner: nexfibre Commercial

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

nexfibre is a joint venture between Liberty Global/Telefonica and Infravia to deliver FTTH to up to 7 million homes within the UK through a £4.5bn investment programme.

The relationship between nexfibre and VMO2 is multifaceted. VMO2 Consumer are the anchor tenant for the venture and both VMO2 Consumer and VMO2 Business will be wholesale customers of nexfibre. In addition, VMO2 are providing an array of services to nexfibre including construction, aggregation, network services, IT services and shared corporate services. Because of this, the overall business case is complex and touches multiple different business units across VMO2.

The intent of the nexfibre internal governance structure is to have an end-to-end view of the relationship with nexfibre under one EC member to cut through internal cross contract topics, ensure consistency of planning, forecasting and reporting as well as providing a holistic view to maximise the value of the contracts and optimise commercial decision making.

Partnering with the nexfibre leadership team, this role will be integral to driving commercial activity to improve the end-to-end nexfibre P&L across all nexfibre contracts. This is a high-profile role which will be required to effectively operate through all levels of the organisation.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, successful teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer, and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Qualified accountant – CIMA / ACA / ACCA
  • Proven experience of leading on commercial opportunities/deals
  • Attention to detail, strong analytical skills and commercial foresight
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with team members at all levels
  • Ability to understand and solve complex problems with a strategic approach
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work flexibly with conflicting demands so that work is scheduled to meet changing priorities and deadlines

The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Brainstorming then prioritising potential new opportunities
  • Building and owning commercial finance modelling across opportunities
  • Optimise P&L performance by proactively identifying and managing opportunities within existing P&L
  • Analyse and drive a deeper level of understanding of financial performance within each contract with a view to identifying further opportunities
  • Matrix management of personnel involved in the commercial opportunities across VMO2 technology, operations, commercial functions, delivery teams and key partners (finance, legal, CIO, CTO, NetEx)

What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a 2 stage competence based interview

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.


Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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