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Head of IoT Products & Platforms - 12 Month FTC

Date: 08-Apr-2021

Location: SLOUGH, GB

Company: Telefonica S.A.

Here at O2, we’re about technology that creates exciting experiences. It’s why there are over 35 million people who choose to live life on O2.  

Being part of Telefonica, one of the world’s most creative digital companies, we’re able to open up all sorts of possibilities – not just for customers, but for the people who work for us, too. 

Great benefits. Great rewards. High-quality training. Ongoing career development. Flexible working. These are just some of the reasons we attract great talent. 

Our inclusive approach to recruitment helps us be a true reflection of our customers and their communities. That’s why everybody’s welcome at O2 – it’s time to get everyone in the room.



About the Team


The O2 Business IoT Products & Platforms team provides the products and services our customers need to make their businesses fit for a digital future.  It is responsible for identifying, delivering and managing a range of products, devices, services and platforms to do this with – ranging from high volume products to bespoke customer-need driven solutions that work across a range of sectors and customer types


About the Role


The Head of IoT Products & Platforms leads the design and delivery of O2 UK’s overall Business IoT strategy, setting out the landscape and opportunity for O2 to grow from this important line of business.

It takes responsibility for both ensuring O2’s existing products and services are market-leading but also what the next generation of platforms, products and services need to be for O2 and its customers to achieve full potential.


Key Responsibilities


  • Identifies the key current and future strategic priorities and opportunities for O2 Business in IoT
  • Sets out a compelling and commercially sound strategy.
  • Works closely with the leadership teams across O2 UK Telefonica Tech to ensure the full optimisation of existing products and services, as well as a good pipeline of new developments
  • Leads, inspires and develops the IoT product team
  • Develops and enhances the portfolio to ensure its relevance in the marketplace, delivering a compelling offer and ensuring clear differentiation against the competition.
  • Negotiate, set-up and manage supplier agreements and spots and delivers crucial partnership opportunities
  • Champion the needs of the customer to the best possible experience from IoT products, platforms and services
  • Builds compelling cases for IoT to be both the lead and support propositions as appropriate in overall O2 Business propositions and solutions


Key Skills / Experience


  • Proven success at leading an end to end Products & Services function
  • Proven success at delivering a compelling, commercially sound strategy in a field of emerging technologies
  • Proven success at delivering against commercial targets for products and services
  • Able to flex from strategy to delivery mode with equal ease
  • Confident at ability to establish O2 UK Business Division as the market leader in IoT
  • Able to perform effectively in a pressured environment and to lead in periods of ambiguity and change
  • Proven capability to work within, lead and motivate a complex matrix of stakeholders across, internal, third party and global stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills that both inspire and have faultless accuracy
  • Great self-awareness and ability to understand what it takes to a leader in O2 and its culture


Grade: PCGS

Role Closing Date: 12/04/2021



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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.