Head of Strategy


Location: Hook


Join our Virgin Media Business (VMB) team as Head of Strategy and you will lead your team to provide VMB with the strategic direction that drives sustainable long term growth, aligned also to the Liberty Global strategy. The role will also identify and support the development of key strategic investment cases to drive future business growth along with maintaining key industry relationships.

Your responsibilities will be wide ranging, but principally you will be accountable for:

* Championing the Strategy team, developing close working relationships with Liberty Global and broader Virgin Media Strategy teams and key stakeholders in Virgin Media Business
* Leading, supporting and developing the Strategy team with the responsibility for the Strategy and Planning capabilities across Virgin Media Business
* Developing the strategy framework in conjunction with the Corporate Development and Strategy Director, MD and broader VMB key business stakeholders
* Ensuring strategic alignment across the business through close collaboration with key functions (e.g., Sales, Marketing, Commercial and Operations)
* Leading the communications of the current Virgin Media Business strategic framework, strategic plan and operating plans.
* Constantly reviewing the changing Telecoms and ICT landscape to provide pro-active strategic solutions to opportunities and initiatives ahead of the competition
* Managing the preparation, analysis and dissemination of market, product, and competitor information throughout the business
* Creating a robust Long Range Plan and quarterly operating plan in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team, VMB Finance and broader VMB business including the coordination of the materials
* Providing quantitative insights for the Long Range Plan in conjunction with the VM business and finance team
* Assessing the operational performance against Long Range Plan and the Operations Plan to provide insight and to enable appropriate decisions to be made on future performance and growth
* Identifying, evaluating and planning long and short term initiatives in conjunction with the VMB Finance and / or Commercial teams
* Effectively engaging, educating and stakeholder managing at Senior Leadership / EC level around the key strategic initiatives being delivered
* Create the required reporting suite to provide the SLT with timely and robust data relating to key initiatives
* Work across the Corporate Development, MIBI & Analytics and Information Strategy teams in VMB as required and appropriate

What are we looking for?

* Analytical ability to use data to understand key business drivers and to underpin strategic and tactical decision making
* A high standard of influencing and interpersonal skills, in order to build and develop strong relationships and staff capabilities and to secure buy in from SLT around strategy and plans
* Collaborative working style
* Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales.
* Ability to communicate complex information in a way that is understood and highly valued by Virgin Media Business
* Demonstrable experience of creating an ethos of using data to add business value
* Structured, analytical with a problem solving approach and a high attention to detail.
* Business Reporting to executive level
* Strong learning agility and ability to synthesis & learn on the fly in an ever-changing environment
* Providing clear, understandable and meaningful insights in to the business to support the management to making informed business decisions
* Read, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from financial and numerical material.

Join the VMB family, and you’ll find that all kinds of progression are possible. We offer all sorts of rewards and incentives so, whatever your role, you’ll be recognised for the brilliant things you do. We’ll encourage you to bring ideas, try new things and most of all, to be yourself.