Category Manager Networks Deployment Services & Civil Works
Luxembourg, LUX
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Category Manager Networks Deployment Services and Civil Works

Location Luxembourg

The Vodafone Procurement Company (VPC) in Luxembourg is part of Vodafone Group and drive our aspiration to connect for a better future.

We purchase products and services from across the globe to help run our business at its very best. We support our people to deliver on our strategy and be a brand loved by our customers, communities, co-partners and colleagues.

We give and take ownership to make the most of our many talents and we are always learning to grow ourselves and our business.

We get it done, together. Aspiring to be a brand our customers love, we think big, take risks and are always curious to learn. Are you?

Role Purpose

As a Category Manager Networks Deployment Services & Civil Works you will be responsible for global category management for the category of Networks Deployment Services & Civil Works within the Access Deployment Services & Civil Works team of VPC Networks.

You will run individually end to end tendering process with suppliers, in Vodafone markets, lead complex contract negotiations, manage demand / expectations of local markets and work with executive senior stakeholders in the decision making process.

In cooperation with group and local legal, finance and technology departments you will create and drive a procurement strategy, positive change and bring an innovative, fresh outlook to the category.

You will..

  • Execute the RFQs in accordance with Sourcing Policy using related tools and system
  • Manage Vendor selection process and create recommendations to senior management
  • Build the commercial strategy, execute commercial and contractual negotiations, and create savings
  • Implement and improve the Procurement Strategy
  • Manage and build relationship with suppliers, vendors and other external stakeholders
  • Manage and build relationships with key internal stakeholders in the Local Markets and Group
  • Act as a leader, escalation and focal point for all category related activity
  • Travel and visit operating companies
  • It would be nice if you have

  • The ability to manage well an international, functional matrix environment with a certain degree of ambiguity
  • University degree, master degree preferred
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Proven lateral leadership skills are a preference
  • Results-driven with high levels of self-motivation, mobility, energy and initiative
  • You must have

  • Experience in supply chain management and project management (tender process)
  • Strong negotiation skills (sales or procurement)
  • Ability to negotiate commercial deals and contract.
  • Technical knowledge of Access deployment services / telecommunication industry / construction
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with ability to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-national and multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to manage a wide range of strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and Suppliers
  • Fluent in English (Spoken and written).
  • Result-oriented mind set and focus on closing projects
  • What’s in it for you?

  • Further your career within a multinational company
  • Gain Knowledge of Global Procurement.
  • Develop even stronger negotiation and communication skills.
  • 28 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5 days) plus 11 public holidays
  • Flexible working
  • State pension matching scheme of up to 8%
  • 5 paid days leave for charity projects
  • Access to Vodafone University and LinkedIn Learning
  • Voluntary AXA Health Insurance
  • Voluntary AXA Pension Scheme
  • Our Commitment

    Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded.

    We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too.

    Get to know us better here and find out what life at Vodafone could be like for you.

    Please contact for any application-related enquiries.

    The future is exciting. Ready?

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