Commercial Manager (Mobile SIM Migration)


Location: Manchester


Mobile Commercial Manager - entry level role

£28,000 - £38,000 basic, plus 10% annual bonus and competitive benefits

Location: Flexible base to suit candidate, although you must be prepared to spend a minimum of 2 days per week in Hammersmith, therefore some travel required weekly.

The successful candidate will be supporting the Senior Commercial Manager, working with the Mobile marketing, channels and technical teams to ensure that all activities required in delivering the SIM Go-To Market mobile campaign are completed in-line with the plan. This person will have specific responsibility for supporting the planning and delivery of campaign activity to ensure maximum efficiency and best practise customer experience.

We are not looking for a marketing or commercial guru with lots of experience in either of these fields, we are seeking an individual who may be about to graduate with a business or related degree, or someone who may have just finished a graduate rotation scheme. Equally you may also be working within telecommunications in a customer experience related role or in a customer contact/project function and are looking for a change? Whatever your current role, you will be looking for a new challenge. This is an entry level role to our mobile commercial team.

Essentially you will be able to demonstrate your ability to get things done and on time. You will have experience of working with a variety of stakeholders and will understand the challenges of pulling together different teams of people to make things happen on time and within a deadline. You will be a confident communicator with superb organisational skills and a passion for organising and driving projects through. MS Excel is essential for this role, although not necessarily to an advanced level, we can help you develop that part over time!

The ideal individual will have some commercial awareness or experience. We are looking for you to demonstrate an understanding of how profitability is calculated, revenue and margins, for example. Are you interested in how Virgin Media calculates our tariffs, minutes and data propositions for our customers? How we build our new products and how we market these? If you are, then this is a great place to start and time to put that business degree to work! But don’t take our word for it, ask the senior commercial manager you will be supporting, who has just been promoted after a year himself, making way for a new ambitious and driven individual to fill his seat. The opportunity for career development in this role is very strong.

Virgin Media is delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a £3bn programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to 17 million homes and businesses. We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds.


*Support the broader migration objectives on both short and longer term projects that will facilitate the delivery of successful marketing campaigns

*Understand the key enablers and barriers to successful campaign delivery

*Deputise for senior commercial manager in their absence.

*Understand the daily, weekly and monthly SIM migration progress in-line with campaign targets. Track performance, identify risks/opportunities and feed into Go To Market workstream to support increased effectiveness.

*Utilise Market Insight and Analysis resource to inform and amend current approach to SIM migration. Identify changes and marketing plans with a test and learn approach in mind.

*Work collaboratively with the Commercial Trading team to leverage any opportunities off the back of SIM migration.

*Able to identify root cause, confidence to make recommendations with support from manager and wider migration team to then take ideas through to delivery.

*Working with cross-functional teams through change request and delivery management.

*Can build on experience to make recommendations of best practise within marketing workstream.

Required Competencies and Behaviours

*An attitude that reflects Virgin Media’s culture and promotes creativity, optimism, zest and considered risk taking to deliver simple and credible solutions

*You’ll need to be passionate and able to work under pressure - thinking on your feet to find the route of our challenges whilst quickly resolving them whilst simultaneously protecting stakeholder relationships

*A strong team player mentality with an ability to build and maintain open and honest communication at all levels

*Adept at operating in ambiguity and stepping outside the status quo and often the role profile

*Use judgement to make timely and sound decisions regarding highly complex and broad scope issues as they relate to both people and the business

*Able to communicate effectively to all levels of the business using the appropriate media strong presentation skills

Required Qualifications and Experience

*Degree level education or equivalent relevant qualifications

*Ideally some experience of working within a Mobile/Telco Business

*Some commercial experience and able to identify key drivers and challenges within mobile industry

*Experience of working with cross functional teams

*Understanding of contact centre preferable