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Head of Corporate Development

Date: 26-Nov-2021

Location: SLOUGH, GB

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.

So where does this role sit?


This is a leadership role within the Central Strategy Team of VMO2 with a specific focus on growth and value creation through new market opportunities, new business models, strategic partnerships, Mergers & Acquistions (M&A), restructuring and asset monetisation options. The role holder will identify and evaluate new opportunities and threats, and work with key partners and counterparties to drive target opportunities to closure.  


What we need from you: 


  • Significant Corporate development experience in relevant to tier 1 global TMT business, evidencing strong value creation  
  • Exceptional understanding of the UK and relevant foreign TMT markets evolution, and encouraged strategies of major market players and their owners  
  • Experience of driving corporate development initiatives to closure  
  • Effective & credible communicator, with influence at all levels including EC members, shareholders, external influencers and counterparties  
  • Innovator, able to think laterally, and identify creative opportunities for value creation  
  • Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills, building positive relationships and forming effective project teams across the business and external parties  
  • Strong commercial acumen, backed up by proven negotiating skills  
  • High impact self-starting individual, inventive and solution-driven, able to manage and successfully deliver multiple projects in parallel  


If your preferred location isn’t listed, but you feel this role could be right for you, please go ahead and apply. We can discuss this with you, if you meet the minimum criteria for the role. 

The employing entity for this position is Telefonica. If successful, we’ll discuss with you what this will mean for you.  


The closing date for applications:  Wednesday 27th October

Virgin Media Level 6 / O2 Grade PCGS

Location: Slough with some flex


Our mission is to become the most recommended brand, by our people and our customers. A massive part of that journey is about how we ensure that our brilliant people have a working environment in which they can truly belong and thrive.  


For us, it's critical that every single person can bring, and be, their whole selves at work, and we're working hard every day to achieve this. We value the differences that people bring, and we believe those differences make us all, and our business, stronger together. 


This opportunity is open to all employees. However, we will be prioritising any at risk employees who meet the minimum criteria which are outlined above.  

Adverts will be running for at least a 3 week period, so please be aware that you may not hear from us until the advert has closed.  



We’ll be sending you emails about the status of your application. To make sure you receive these, please add and to your Safe Senders list.

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.