Network Strategy Specialist
Newbury, GB
3d ago


Location : Newbury (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)

COVID-19 Notice : We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety.

As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice.

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. At Vodafone Group, we partner with our local markets to drive consistency and earn customer loyalty across 20 countries for over 600 million customers.

We are restless and passionate about creating a better future for all. We are always open to new things, and curious to create solutions that our customers will love.

We are constantly learning to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards and to deliver on our strategy. Our ambition is to improve 1 billion lives and half our environmental impact by 2025.

It’s up to each of us to make this happen. Ready?

Today, we connect one in 16 people worldwide. The technology function is fundamental in building a Digital Society. Our Gigabit networks, the Internet of Things and mobile financial services enable incredible innovations that will make our lives easier, healthier, smarter and more fulfilling.

We want to make sure that our technology creates a better future for people, communities, businesses and society. We get it done, together.

We think big, take risks, keep the best and learn from the rest. Do you?

The Role

In this role you will be a key player in developing the Vodafone Network Strategy, which is then implemented across our different markets, so this role is a great opportunity to influence the future direction of networks.

The Network Strategy team work closely with our Vodafone Networks teams and with Group functions (such as Products & Services, Commercial, Business, Public Policy, Finance) as well as with external suppliers.

So this is an exciting role where you will always be learning new skills across the whole scope of networks including mobile and fixed access, transport, core, services, orchestration and Network as a Platform.

You will need a good understand of telecoms networks, ability to think strategically and work independently as well as in cross functional teams and good communication skills.

With us, you will :

  • Supports development of network strategies for Vodafone
  • Support strategic projects across the Group and with our operating companies
  • Supports development of strategic guidance and strategic KPI development
  • Aligns & communicates strategies with our key stakeholders across the business and industry partners
  • Develops cost models and business cases for key network strategic initiatives
  • Tracks deliveries of strategies and identifies where strategies need to be updated to reflect the status
  • Apply if you have :

  • Essential to have a good grounding in mobile networks, in particular mobile access technologies and mobile core networks
  • Deeper knowledge in any of these areas is also valuable :
  • Networks including mobile access, fixed access, transport, core networks, network services, network slicing, exposure functions, MEC

  • OSS, network management systems, service assurance, Domain & Service Orchestration, Automation, Analytics, AI
  • Network APIs, Network as a Platform
  • Familiarity with Enterprise services / platforms such as SDWAN, IoT, Unified Comms, MPN
  • Virtualisation, Containers, Kubernetes
  • Previous experience in strategy or planning in operator environment or vendor account management highly desirable
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of motivation
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