B2B Communications Lead

London

Time Type

Full time

Salary

Competitive Salary

Benefits

Amazing Benefits

Close Date

29/09/2022

Area of Business

Corporate Affairs

Location

Hammersmith - Griffin House Hammersmith Road

Job ID 00032429

About the role

As the Lead for B2B external communications, it will be your job to lead on all B2B PR and join up communications activity across Virgin Media O2 Business. The successful candidate will go beyond the day-to-day to build and deliver thought provoking campaigns that are aligned to Virgin Media O2 Business’ growth strategy and key focus areas. Previous experience in B2B communications would be a bonus.

You'll manage a small team to deliver results, so this is a great opportunity for someone who is ambitious and wants to grow in their career!

Reporting to the Director of External Communications and working closely with the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and Managing Director of B2B, as well as the wider B2B team, you'll craft and implement a clear and ambitious PR strategy, along with being fully accountable for the PR of new B2B products, services and major new contract wins. You’ll also be expected to provide considered and upfront strategic communications counsel on a regular basis.

Who we are

At Virgin Media O2 we're going All In, to remove bias and barriers for our people and our candidates. We're working hard to achieve bold ambitions, to help us better represent the diverse communities we serve across the UK. As an equal opportunities employer, we support and encourage you, to be your authentic self throughout your application journey.

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Evidence of taking sophisticated and technical issues or products and creatively articulate benefits in a newsworthy way
  • Demonstrable confidence in dealing with and advising senior internal and external collaborators in a professional manner
  • Solid understanding of the UK media landscape – particularly technology and enterprise / B2B press
  • Proven media relations/PR experience from either an agency or in-house background
  • Effective methods or experience managing teams to deliver results

The other stuff we're looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • An understanding of and experience in joining up internal and external communications activity and representing both disciplines at a senior level
  • Proven record in establishing and implementing PR strategies that align with key commercial priorities
  • Strong telecoms knowledge – particularly in the B2B / enterprise and connectivity innovation spaces i.e. 5G private networks, unified communications, cloud and security services and applications
  • A solid knowledge of the B2B connectivity and technology landscape but with the ability to apply that to wider themes and issues
  • Proven track record to deliver creative activations that don’t just target traditional media audiences
  • Proficiency in managing budgets
  • Ability to successfully manage agency relationships and improve value

What's in it for you?

We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. We're constantly evolving our approach to enable you to find a great work life balance.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.

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