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Senior Strategy Manager

Date: 29-May-2022


Company: Telefonica S.A.

It matters to us that Team O2 is as diverse as the communities we serve. 

We’re aware that we need more diversity in our senior leadership roles, so we welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. 

Whoever you are, O2 has a place for you. 

Come join us.


Job grade: PCGT/VM Level 6

Location(s):  Slough/ Hammersmith



About the role


The role involves liaising with cross-functional stakeholders and play a part in setting direction for the business, driving strategic projects on key challenges/ opportunities and aligning the organisation to deliver key priorities.


Key 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 VMO2’s strategic goals
  • Play a substantive 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
  • Lead cross business strategy projects, ensuring full alignment with VMO2’s strategic goals and ambitions
  • Be a trusted advisor to key senior executives, including board members, on complex and critical issues
  • Identify appropriate ways for VMO2 to achieve its strategic goals through different approaches (alliances, partnerships, M&A etc.)
  • End to end ownership of Board-level ready written documents and proposals
  • Provide coaching and guidance to other team members on specific skills, through formal project work delegation and informal mentoring


What We Need from You:


  • Strategy development experience in a top tier global Telco operation and/or strategy consulting firm
  • Deep understanding of the telecoms market, digital services, and the potential opportunities/threats for the industry
  • Track record of developing viable solutions to highly complex business challenges
  • Effective & credible communicator, with influence at all levels of business, able to effectively convey complex idea to diverse audiences
  • Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills, building positive relationships across the team and wider business
  • Self-starting and motivated individual, resourceful and solution-driven, able to manage and successfully deliver multiple projects in parallel
  • Strong awareness and understanding of commercial drivers of performance
  • Robust experience of developing and modelling complex business cases



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We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like bonuses, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.  

Also, every employee has their personal development supported with a LinkedIn learning account; plus other role specific learning available through our award-winning digital learning platform - O2 Campus. 

We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible working arrangements. Like to know more, feel free to raise it.  

Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places. 

If you have any questions around the role then please email who will be happy to help.