Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.
The company’s cable network – the result of a multi-billion pound private investment – delivers ultrafast broadband connections to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 152Mb, and is being expanded to reach thousands more people across the country.
Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of UK households.
Virgin Media also operates the most popular virtual mobile network in the UK which, when launched, was the world’s first such mobile phone service. It is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 25 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.
Our Procurement department is responsible for sourcing and procuring a wide range of goods and services including set top boxes and customer/home products, network services, corporate/infrastructure services, professional services, IT & technology, telecoms, marketing and facilities management.
Virgin Media also has a specialised team who look after the purchase of our TV content and another team who are dedicated to and responsible for acquiring and managing of all third party voice interconnection, access, transit & backbone services.
We partner closely with our business stakeholders to understand and service their requirements. In turn, we look to our suppliers to be proactive, innovative and drive improved products and services, value for money, risk reduction and transparency in our dealings.
In addition, we work with our key suppliers to attain and maintain our strategic and competitive advantage. The tool we use to realise this is Executive Business Reviews, which comprise joint meetings of VM executives, supplier executives and Procurement. These meetings enable us to promote innovation, partnership and value generation for all parties.
Executive Business Reviews are undertaken periodically with key suppliers to align strategies. These meetings enable us to build stronger relationships with key suppliers that, amongst other things, promote identification, assessment and management of key risks.
We are very proud to say that Virgin Media Procurement has held the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) silver accreditation for 10 years. Our aim is to become recognised as one of the leading procurement teams in the media/communications sector.
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