Senior Strategic Planning Manager

  • Job Reference: 00006794-1
  • Date Posted: 2 January 2020
  • Employer: Telefónica S.A.
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  • Location: Slough, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications

Job Description

Here at O2, we're about technology that creates new and exciting experiences. It's why there are over 25 million people who choose to live life on O2.

Being part of Telefonica, one of the world's most innovative 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. Generous 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 role

Reporting to the Head of Strategic Planning, this is an important role in the strategic planning process within TEF UK. This role involves working with TEF UK senior management to formulate a compelling and impactful 3-year plan for TUK, aligned with our agreed strategy and financial targets.

Role responsibilities

Support the Head of Strategic Planning in developing a compelling and impactful Telefonica UK 3 Year Plan, in particular:

Engage effectively with stakeholders from the different functions to deliver an aligned and coherent 3 Year Plan that secures the best outcomes for TEF UK

Develop and maintain an impactful 3YP strategy narrative for submissions to TEF Group and for internal communications within TEF UK

Manage and control changes to the TUK 3YP narrative

Facilitate running of the TEF UK strategic planning process, ensuring:

We develop and maintain a fully aligned cross-business approach, ensuring key deliverables are agreed with TEF UK planning community and other key stakeholders

Functional planning teams work closely together to deliver aligned plans consistent with the overarching TEF UK strategy

Interdependencies and change are managed effectively

Lead the 3 Year Plan tracking process for collating and presenting the progress against key strategic milestones to the Exec Team, highlighting issues that need action to address

The role will also offer opportunities to:

Lead and support the wider Strategy team in conducting analysis and answering key strategic questions to underpin our strategy

Lead cross business strategy projects, ensuring full-alignment with TEF UK's strategic goals and ambitions

What we need:

Experience in strategy, planning and/or process management roles

Experience of running and facilitating high profile processes involving multiple stakeholders across different business areas

Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills, building and maintaining positive relationships across the business

Effective & credible communicator, with influence at all levels of business, including SLT/WLT level

Skilled at distilling complex plans and messages down to clear and impactful powerpoint slides

High impact self-starting individual, resourceful, solution and process driven

Strategic thinker, analytical, with strong commercial awareness and attention to detail

Resilient flexible approach to modifying best laid plans/processes based on external stimuli

Experience of working with both Operations and Commercial areas of the business

Thorough understanding of the telecoms market and digital services and of the potential opportunities/threats for the industry

Knowledge and experience of the broader TMT space

Grade: PCGT

Role Closing Date: 23/10/2019

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We're looking to pay a competitive salary (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.

We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we're open to considering part-time and flexible approaches to working. 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.

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