Strategy Manager
14d ago

Location : Slough

O2 is the commercial brand of Telefonica UK Limited, a leading digital communications company owned by Telefonica S.A. With over 25 million customers across the UK, O2 is one of the world’s most innovative companies putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We are more than just a network. We open up the endless possibilities of technology, connecting our customers to the things that they love and exploring new ways to open up the world for them.

We are always on the lookout for great talent. Just like our customers, we offer our employees more. From a choice of benefits, rewards, training and ongoing career development there are many reasons to join O2.

About the Team :

The central Strategy team plays a critical role identifying and developing new ways to create value for Telefónica UK by defining and ensuring execution of winning strategies, and the associated business capabilities, 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

Your Role :

Reporting to the Head of Customer & Commercial Strategy, this is an important role in the strategy setting process within TEF UK.

This role involves working with TEF UK senior management to help design & communicate the direction of TEF UK

Responsibilities :

  • 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 TEF UK’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 TEF UK’s success, in both the near and long-term (3-5 years)
  • Lead cross business strategy projects, ensuring full-alignment with TEF UK’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 and leading by example in the application of TEF values
  • Identify appropriate ways for TEF UK to achieve its strategic goals, e.g. alliances, M&A, Group and Digital
  • Skills & experience :

  • Track record of developing viable solutions to highly complex business challenges
  • Effective & credible communicator, with influence at all levels of business, especially at Senior / Wider Leadership Team level
  • Strong understanding of technology and business models
  • Effective communicator : able to convey complex idea to diverse audiences
  • Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills, building positive relationships across the business and broader group
  • High impact self-starting individual, resourceful and solution-driven, able to manage and successfully deliver multiple projects in parallel
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Strong knowledge of business modelling and forecasting, scenario building and modelling tools and techniques
  • Desirable skills, attributes and experience :

  • Some enterprise-wide strategy development experience relevant to tier 1 global Telco operation
  • Good understanding of the telecoms market and digital services and of the potential opportunities / threats for the industry
  • Knowledge and experience of the broader TMT space
  • Subject matter expert on relevant topics
  • Additional Information : Grade : PCGU

    Salary and benefits :

    We are looking to pay a competitive salary (depending on experience) for this position, and in addition we have some great benefits that could include a bonus, life cover, health care, holiday entitlement and lots of flexible benefits too.

    Telefonica’s commitment to a great work-life balance allows us to consider flexible approaches to working. Like to know more? Feel free to raise it.

    Joining Telefonica means opening up a world of freedom, support and possibility. A fascinating world where you’ll be able to think bigger, be bolder and try new things.

    And where there are endless opportunities to develop your career.

    There’s so much to discover. Your adventure starts here.

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