Principal, Strategy

London
  1. Full Time
  2. Business Improvement
88849
Posting date:11 Jun, 2021

Location: London Paddington


Our Group Strategy team is responsible for developing, communicating and implementing Vodafone’s strategy for the entire Vodafone Group. The team are at the helm of changing the long term direction of the organisation, considering emerging technologies and challenges. You will have the opportunity to influence this change, by leading high profile projects end to end. Presenting to the Steering and Executive Committee’s and working closely with Commercial, Operations and Technology teams across all Vodafone geographies.

 

You will be the company’s radar setting business strategy and narrative, leveraging data to identify opportunities and threats across the telco and tech landscape. Generating commercially actionable ideas and setting Vodafone’s strategic priorities and ensuring its execution in collaboration with OpCos and Group. 

You Will:

1. Define and lead the annual strategy process for the Group such that key questions are identified, priorities are defined, stakeholders are involved, and strategy is translated into execution
• Track progress against the strategic projects approved by the Board and ExCo
• Challenge status quo to identify new opportunities for Vodafone
 
2. Act as a thought leader continuously scanning for trends in the landscape igniting new discussions and strategic projects in Vodafone
• Generate strategic insights on future TMT trends; build deep technical expertise in specific areas; translate strategic thinking into commercially actionable ideas.
• Communicate with Steering Committee, ExCo, strategy community and other stakeholders through relevant narratives on trends and implications for Vodafone
 
3. Develop in-depth strategic projects that shape and set the future direction of Vodafone
• Manage and lead full end to end projects focused on the most strategic topics, Develop scope, approach, methodology and structure an ambiguous problem statement into structured workstreams with clear deliverables. Able to deal with complexity, ambiguity & explaining complex issues in a simple way.
 
4. Foster the strategy community across Vodafone OpCos enabling the sharing of ideas, discussion of strategic topics and best practice sharing
• Manage a monthly rhythm of interaction, discussion and best practice sharing 
 
5. Be a facilitator / sparring partner / trusted advisor for Senior leaders, Group Functions and Markets


You will have a strong background working in key strategy projects providing strategic, analytical and research insights. In addition, you will have a confident, structured and engaging approach in your thinking and communication, as well as experience influencing senior stakeholders.  
 

We would like you to have:
• Master in Business Administration (MBA) from top school
• Experience in emerging technologies or in a Digital native or Tech company

 

You Must Have:
• Experience in the TMT (Telco, Media and Technology) space
• Previous experience in a top Strategy Consulting firm or in a Corporate Strategy role
• Strong experience in project management with senior stakeholders
• Highly analytical and numerate, quick thinker, and strategic mind-set, with ability to systematically break down complex problems
• Excellent communication, influencing & negotiation skills 
• Proven experience working in cross-functional teams 
• Comfortable with complexity, ambiguity & explaining complex issues in a simple way 
• Resilient under pressure 


What's in it for you?
• 28 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5 days) plus public holidays
• Flexible working
• Pension matching scheme of up to 10%
• 5 paid days leave for charity projects
• MyChoices portal - cycle to work scheme, 100’s of retail discounts, shares and salary sacrifice schemes
• Vodafone family and friends discount
• Interest free commuter loan
• Access to Vodafone University and LinkedIn Learning

 

Please check out our Corporate Strategy LinkedIn teams page here.


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