BT Strategy Manager in London, United Kingdom

Strategy Manager

Strategy & Incubation, Ventures

Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

We are the Strategy & Incubation team and we sit in an extremely exciting area of the business - BT Ventures. We’re the team known for commercial innovation within BT. We create, develop and shape new strategic growth opportunities that deliver value for the business outside of core BT services. Our remit involves providing strategic direction to the Ventures’ portfolios, finding new, innovative and potentially game changing ideas to take to market through a combination of partnerships, product development, M&A and BT asset utilisation. We then incubate these services growing them in-life.

What you'll be doing

You will be part of the Strategy team within the Ventures’ Strategy & Incubation. Driving the strategy and market insight activity, including interlock with stakeholders and channels. Shaping the strategic direction of the some of our new ventures portfolio in order to deliver against commercial and non-commercial commitments

You’ll be:

  • Gathering & evaluating insight from external sources, pan-BT, customer, competitor & market to provide insight and support strategy development in their given area

  • Developing and maintaining strategic proposals and supporting documentation

  • Ensuring seamless integration between business unit strategy to optimise and maximise portfolio benefits

  • Supporting the implementation of key strategic initiatives in their area, improving the team’s ability to deliver on strategic priorities and improving operational effectiveness

  • Working closely with Innovation Managers to identify key opportunity areas that are aligned to strategic direction

  • Working with the Commercial & Performance Executives to assess financial impact of strategic initiatives and support strategic recommendations

  • Supporting the Head of Strategy and Corporate Finance to develop strategic rationale for any potential M&A and support on valuation & due diligence

  • Running & facilitating portfolio strategy workshops.

We'll also need to see these on your CV

  • Experience in owning and driving strategy projects & initiatives

  • Experience of developing strong strategic collateral and communicating this to key stakeholders

  • Ability to use insight to make strategic and operational decisions that support the commercial growth aspirations of the unit

  • Outstanding communicator, written and verbal to influence and inform stakeholders and ability to enable strategic thinking

  • Presentation and workshop facilitation skills

  • Some M&A experience preferred

  • Able to understand a range of industries and comfortable with ambiguity at times

  • High Emotional IQ, customer focussed and a high level of drive, imagination and determination

Why choose us?

You'll be part of a dynamic growing team in fantastic location just a stones throw from St Paul's cathedral. We'll offer you a competitive salary, £4.8k car allowance, 10% bonus, private healthcare, 25 days holiday, free BT broadband and BT Sport many other BT benefits!

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.


Job: Business Analysis and Planning

Title: Strategy Manager

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-London-London

Requisition ID: 93742