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Acquisition Manager / Telecoms

Job Title: Acquisition Manager / Telecoms
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: 12 month
REF: PP/CK/Aquisition_1636544107
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Acquisition Manager


Hybrid working

MBNL are seeking an Acquisition Manager to come on board to take ownership and delivery of a portfolio of sites in the T&A programme.

We are actively encouraging applications from industries outside of telecommunications, if you have the ability to oversee the delivery of multiple fast paced projects and have worked in a technical environment, we would love to hear from you.

Other responsibilities of the Acquisition Manager include:

  • Proactive management of Acquisition to ensure compliance with UK regulatory and statutory standards and achieve the agreed business outcome, cost and performance targets.
  • Ownership and delivery of a portfolio of sites in the T&A programme
  • Delivery of 'clean' MS5 milestones, working collaboratively with deployment disciplines and partners to ensure all sites achieving MS5 can be immediately progressed into build with no blockers, or with known blockers which have been or are being addressed.
  • Managing the day-to-day performance of acquisition partners, undertaking benchmarking to track and compare the relative performance.
  • Updating and monitoring of all appropriate tracking and database systems to ensure accurate information collection and that the tracking of required processes and milestones are accurately recorded in a timely manner (real time)
  • The Acquisition Manager will manage and initiate corrective action plan; corrective actions, recovery plans and interventions required to ensure compliance with MBNL standards, policies and achieve agreed business outcomes and performance targets.
  • Full adherence to MBNL processes and procedures with necessary interaction with the wider Organisation and colleagues to assist in the delivery of the business plan as relevant to functional requirements (site acquisition)

The successful Acquisition Manager will have:

  • Significant experience of establishing, developing, and leading a planning function, managing retained resources, and working with partners to deliver large and highly complex programmes of work safely to agreed time, cost and quality targets.
  • Detailed knowledge of the methodologies, processes and capabilities required to build network infrastructure using partners, contractors and retained teams.
  • Strong understanding of the UK telecoms deployment eco-system, including the factors that constrain, enable, and enhance its capability.
  • Experience of working with both individual site providers and Multi Site Providers
  • Understanding of the numerous functional deliverables (Acquisition. TX, Deployment, Ops)
  • Good understanding of UK Property Law and the ECC in relation to the acquisition of new sites and the upgrading of existing sites
  • IT literacy with emphasis on Microsoft Excel, SharePoint and site tracking data and project management tools.
  • MRICS qualification desirable

To apply for the Acquisition Manager please send your CV to

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