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Job ID Location Work Location
21002F Reading Reading Office (GBM)
Job Type Contract Type Hours Per Week
Professional Full-time
Shift Pattern Closing Date
Standard Working Week N/A

Where possible we’re committed to flexible working and supporting our employees to have the right work life balance. Do however note, if you choose to apply for a different work location you will not have any eligibility for relocation support or travel allowances.

As Business Planning Lead, you’ll be situated within the company EPMO to establish strong control of our UK company capex portfolio and planning cycles.

With a close link to driving the strategic goals for the company, you will be adept at managing large change portfolios and prioritising change as well as driving the steering committee of senior leaders to ensure alignment. You will have experience of translating strategy into a clear, prioritised company level delivery portfolio and plan.

Managing the company delivery plan will also mean working with leaders across the business to ensure realistic alignment with resourcing and capex spend to budget. In addition, you will lead a team of Portfolio and Demand Managers and will work closely with the PMO to ensure that delivery is appropriately structured as it moves to next stage.

You’ll have experience of working within a business planning team ideally within telecoms, and will effectively manage stakeholders cross functionally up to executive level. You will be responsible for change controlling the portfolio and enabling visibility for key stakeholders across the business.

You’ll also be comfortable establishing portfolio governance within a matrix environment spanning various directorates, and across business led and technically led areas. Key contacts will include business leads and sponsors, technical, programme office, and key members of commercial, finance, operations, legal and wider business teams. You will be comfortable with continuous improvement of services and understand how to effectively implement portfolio management in line with Axelos - MOP/MOV.

  • Have +5 years demonstrable experience of leading within a business planning environment, and a specialist in setting up process and governance to support this area of the business from scratch, ideally within telecoms.
  • Have led teams and understand how to work in a complex matrix environment, indirectly influencing and leading senior stakeholders and executives to the right outcomes where needed.
  • Can demonstrate strong planning, organisation & prioritisation skills and have managed portfolios with significant budget scope, in line with Axelos – MOP/MOV.
  • Are passionate, focused and able to work effectively under pressure, especially supporting quarterly planning cycles and driving a multi-year change plan.
  • Have experience of coordinating strategy and planning in a federated environment to achieve control across multiple directorates.
  • Can create central delivery portfolio and plan, and effectively report on change against that, whilst acting as the initial engagement area within the company delivery lifecycle for new pieces of change.

We’d love to hear from you if you;

  • Have +5 years demonstrable experience of leading within a business planning environment, and a specialism in setting up process and governance to support this area of the business from scratch, ideally within telecoms.
  • Have led teams and understand how to work in a complex matrix environment, indirectly influencing and leading senior stakeholders to the right outcomes where needed.
  • Can demonstrate strong planning, organisation & prioritisation skills and have managed portfolios with significant budget scope, in line with Axelos – MOP/MOV.
  • Are passionate, focused and able to work effectively under pressure, especially supporting quarterly planning cycles and driving a multi-year change plan.
  • Have experience of coordinating strategy and planning in a federated environment to achieve control across multiple directorates.
  • Can create central delivery portfolio and plan, and effectively reporting on change against that, whilst acting as the initial engagement area within the end to end delivery lifecycle for new pieces of change.

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