Role Title: (Junior) Category Manager Leased Lined
At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.
In joining the Supply Chain Management at Vodafone Group here in Luxembourg you will support our people in strengthening our position as an admired company in the eyes of our customers, shareholders and employees! The team is broad; you could be working within SCM Commercial Services, SCM Enterprise, SCM Networks, SCM Software & Core, SCM Sales, Development & Operations, or Cognitive & Digital Sourcing. What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?
Vodafone Procurement Company Sarl (VPC) is incorporated in Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and is an integral part of our global Supply Chain Management function. With our 200+ employees coming from 32+ different countries, we are the global procurement entity of the Vodafone Group with responsibility for all strategic activities related to supply chain management.
Vodafone is embarking on a long term strategy to re-define the buying of Leased Lines and related products globally, the successful candidate will deliver savings and ongoing cost management within this multibillion euro spend portfolio.
The candidate will drive the execution of Vodafone’s global strategy for buying and procuring leased lines, fixed line access and wholesale line rental. In this role you will build close and valuable relationships with both Group and local partners. You will create efficiencies in our inventory through analysis of spend data and deliver market leading carrier management for all Vodafone markets and performance improvements across all carrier products. Our new team member will be encouraged to challenge the existing carriers spend portfolio using data analysis and develop alternative solutions.
Joining us as a (Junior) Category Manager Leased Lined you can be part of our empowering global procurement function. The Future is exciting. Ready?”
Deliver the agreed Category Strategy for buying Leased Lines
Develop the spend baseline, supplier market analysis, regional benchmarking and share best practice
Drive consolidation and transformation activities across the carrier supply chain
Achieve ambitious targets for savings across all products
Create opportunities for increased competition, through market analysis
Support a large and varied internal partner network in the local markets and Group functions
Promote and implement a wide range of procurement tools and reporting techniques for use on Leased Lines
Commit to the Leased Line team, delivering common values and objectives around Health & Safety, excellence and business partnering
Ensure individual targets in operational efficiencies (eg. catalogue management, supplier performance) are met
Improve operational productivity, using digital tools
Ensure cost reduction and centralisation through standardisation
Further your career within a multinational company
Gain Knowledge of Global Procurement.
Develop strong negotiation and communication skills.
The ability to lead, develop and motivate a complex virtual team, and ensure the successful delivery of financial targets
Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
Experience of working in a supply chain environment
Basic understanding of contracts and legal principles.
Ability to lead, develop and motivate a complex virtual team, and ensure the successful delivery of financial targets
High self-motivation and an eagerness to deliver
Business Degree or similar
Knowledge and experience on data analysis, creating trends and identifying anomalies in data sets.
Good interpersonal skills
Have the ability to deal with an international, functional matrix environment with a certain degree of ambiguity
Business acumen: knows or will to get to know all about the competition, the market place, knowledgeable in practices and trends
Working proficiency in a Second language next to fluency in English