Network Assessment Consultant


Location: Hook

Technology & Innovation

Our customers expect to be dazzled - whether it’s TV, mobile, home phone or super-fast broadband services across the UK.
This is an exciting time to join Virgin Media, as we are embarking on the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for a decade.
We’re looking for a Network Assessment Consultant to drive delivery of Network Strategy within the Network & Business Planning function, leveraging economic models and data analytics, and influencing wider Strategic Plans within Core Network & Operations (CN&O) and other functions.
This is a great opportunity to have broad responsibility across a number of European countries.
This role can be based at our Hook or Bristol office
Your duties will be wide ranging, but ultimately you will be responsible for:
* Responsible for interfacing on behalf of CN&O with Product, Access and Technology Strategy teams, creating combined view of customer requirements on CN&O Network Strategy (scale, functionality, reach, resiliency, performance etc.) for regular VP and MD socialisation
* Working across CN&O, taking customer requirements, and responsible for development and regular maintenance of Network Lifecycle Strategic Plan that will deliver both growth and lean operating model through optimal choreography of scaling, refresh, consolidation and retirement decisions underpinned by input technology and topology choices and supporting TCO and economic analysis
* Responsible for leading Strategic Network Assessments; coordinating subject matter experts across CN&O to VP and MD level
* Responsible for formulating and delivering strategic insight relevant to CN&O objectives that influences VP and MD thinking across T&I drawing upon external research and internal NME Models, Data and Analyses
* Develops and maintains relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
* Ensures best practice methods are adopted for strategy development and execution including identifying improvement plans for underlying team data & models
To be successful in this role you’ll need to have significant experience of preparing and delivering high quality strategic plans and insight to executive stakeholders, ideally with IT & Telecoms strategy consulting experience
You’ll also need:

* Strong influencing and persuading skills right across the organizational hierarchy including VP and MD level
* To be skilled at formulating strategy from first principles through to fully costed options and recommendations
* Ability to flex style and approach to achieve objectives in scenarios with varying data quality and stakeholder input
* Strong understanding of network economics and relevance to large scale (>100M Euro) Capex and Opex budgets as well as interdependencies with Product roadmaps and Product profitability
* Team leadership with multiple discipline awareness including across Product, Access, IT Technology, Finance, Strategy. Able to develop and maintain strong relationships across functions for mutual benefit
Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too. You will get a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, performance related bonus and, of course, discounts across Virgin Media products and Virgin brands!
Come and be a part of something special. Join us!