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Senior Strategy and BD Manager

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  14-Apr-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Location: London, Speechmark (Southwark)    (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)


COVID-19 Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice.

Vodafone UK Corporate functions work within the heart of our business, providing professional expertise, support and guidance across all operations, revolutionising our digital growth by always moving, always adapting, to be ready for the future. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Strategy & Business Development Manager to join our Strategy & Business Development team in Vodafone UK. 

What will you be doing? 

In this role you will be working across both M&A and Commercial Strategy,to identify, consider, review and recommend selected merger and acquisition opportunities or commercial partnerships.
Actively engage with the business (commercial, technology, etc.) and other 3rd parties on opportunities for inorganic growth, in identifying, assessing strategic rationale & finding path to delivery
Develop the supporting business case underpinning the opportunity: Overall competitive context and market forecasts / Comprehensive financial modelling and analysis, including financial forecasts for partnership / Synergies evaluation / Basic valuation. 
Support and co-ordinate the evaluation of M&A opportunities or commercial partnerships: collect information, forecasts and analysis of market dynamics to formulate business evaluations of opportunities / Challenge the financial & commercial information provided to ensure its rigour, consistency & integrity / Provide direction to business heads, supervising input from external advisors, co-ordinating compliance, tax, due diligence, financial, legal, etc. (depending on size of the deal).
Prepare M&A / partnership proposals for board/GMT review and decision
Support team in negotiation with external parties on the basis of legal, financial and operational advice on the key deal parameters

Who are we looking for?  

Detailed experience in a professional services firm or in a corporate working on assessing M&A opportunities and/or commercial partnerships 

Consultancy experience would be beneficial
Excellent quantitative skills and modelling capabilities
Excellent interpersonal communication/ collaboration skills
Ability to deal with high levels of ambiguity 
Ability to create board level presentations 
Interest in the Telco/ Tech sector
Bachelors/ Masters degree 

What’s in it for you?

An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.

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