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Virgin Media O2 • London

Strategy Manager

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

The central Strategy team plays a critical role identifying and developing new ways to create value for VMO2, by defining and ensuring execution of winning strategies across each aspect of the business. The team is focused on longer term direction setting and working on high value, cross-functional strategic issues on behalf of the business. 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, high performing 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

  • An important role in the strategy setting process within VMO2. This role involves working with senior management to help design & communicate the direction of VMO2
  • Identify strategic priorities and opportunities within the business and wider TMT industry and help define the strategic relevance of these, delivering thorough and considered recommendations to senior management to best support VMO2’s strategic goals.
  • Play a role in defining the strategic context of these opportunities through innovative thinking, in-depth analysis and development of robust recommendations that promote and protect VMO2’s success, in both the near and long-term (3-5 years)
  • Lead cross-functional strategy projects, ensuring full-alignment with VMO2’s strategic goals and ambitions
  • Become a trusted advisor to key WLT & SLT members, on complex and critical issues, being able to challenge existing assumptions
  • Identify appropriate ways for VMO2 to achieve its strategic goals, e.g. alliances, M&A, Group and Digital

The other stuff we are looking for

  • Some enterprise-wide strategy development experience relevant to tier 1 global Telco operation
  • Track record of developing viable solutions to highly complex business challengesEffective & credible communicator, with influence at all levels of business, especially at SLT/WLT levelStrong
  • Written communication and structured story-telling ability
  • High impact self-starting individual, resourceful and solution-driven, able to manage and successfully deliver multiple projects in parallel
  • Strong analytical skillset and knowledge of business modelling, forecasting, scenario building and other modelling techniques
  • Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills, building positive relationships across the business and broader group
  • Knowledge of the telecoms market and digital services and of the potential opportunities/threats for the industry
  • Strong analytical skillset and knowledge of business modelling, forecasting, scenario building and other modelling techniques
  • Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills, building positive relationships across the business and broader group
  • Knowledge of the telecoms market and digital services and of the potential opportunities/threats for the industry

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 competency 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.

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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

We asked employees of Virgin Media O2 how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Location
84%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
84%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
77%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
78%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
85%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees

16,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

63:37

Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

2nd – Large companies