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Head of Acquisition Services

Job Title: Head of Acquisition Services
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Competitive Salary
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Two year FTC
REF: TI-PP-HeadAcqServ_1571647486
Contact Name: Tom Irvine
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Project People currently have an exciting opportunity to work for a leading Mobile telecoms company as their Head of Acquisition Services. You will be managing a team of Surveyors, Project Managers, Delivery Managers and Acquisition Agents and will be responsible for ensuring all cell site property acquisition activities are in line to enable the upgrade. This could mean acquiring new sites, rebuilding sites, or ensuring landlords sign up to new leases.

As Head of Acquisition Services your responsibilities will include;

  • Orchestrating the acquisition activities required by numerous concurrent projects in line with Shareholder objectives.
  • To ensure strategic and BAU property acquisition and negotiation activities are managed and delivered appropriately.
  • Identify, develop and deliver the road map for the Property Directorate to deliver short term and long term needs.
  • The role is responsible for ensuring other departmental needs are included in the strategic plans for negotiation strategies with site providers, specifically Deployment, Operations, Finance and Legal.
  • Managing diverse teams in order to deliver a high profile, fast paced national acquisition programme

The ideal Head of Acquisition Services will have;

  • Strong understanding of the commercial UK Mobile or telecoms market supply chain, including the factors that constrain, enable and enhance the capability of individual suppliers and the supply chain as a whole.
  • Significant leadership experience of large scale acquisition ecosystems with strong track record of delivering negotiation projects to agreed time, cost and quality targets.
  • Significant experience of developing, shaping and executing strategy within a large scale ecosystem (including the methodologies, processes and capabilities) to deliver multiple large and highly complex programmes of work.
  • Significant and demonstrable experience of negotiating business deals (customer or supplier facing)
  • Extensive experience of motivating and managing multiple and varied stakeholders
  • Excellent understanding of policies and business processes on negotiating deals
  • A proven track record in leadership, creating positive climates, articulating a vision, managing change and inspiring people

To find out more about this opportunity please contact or apply now!

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