Location : Luxembourg
At Vodafone Group we buildconnections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to driveconsistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420million customers.
We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way weoperate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance.
By joiningVodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of totalcommunications. Now is the time to get on board.
you couldbe working within Brand, Commercial Management, Consumer Services, Terminals,M-Pesa or Customer Experience Operations.
What links us all together is thatwe are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Areyou?
Our Team :
The global IT Procurement team in Luxembourg isresponsible for all the category management activities in the vast area of IT,Covering the spend for all 26 local markets around the globe.
As a member ofthis energetic team you will individually optimize sub-categories of spend,partnering with the business in help defining and executing the procurement,and supplier and strategies.
Joining us as a Category Manager ITyou can be part of our empowering Global Procurement team. The Future isexciting. Ready?
With us you will :
Ensuregreat relationship with key category suppliers
Managerelationships with key internal business partners in the Local Markets andGroup; ensure the category strategy is in line with the overall strategy forGroup Technology
Leadnegotiation and conclusion of contracts with suppliers over small and mid-sizedeals working with Legal and internal partners
Optimizespend of approx. €50m / year, deliver spend and saving targets in conjunctionwith the defined procurement and supplier strategies
Actas a leader, address issues and be a focal point for all category relatedactivity up to limit of responsibility
Investigateand drive performance improvements on specific opportunities identified withinthe category.
Continuousimprovement of commercial BAU processes (Workorder Structure, PO issuing)
What you can expectfrom us :
Gainreal experience in field of global sourcing and contract management
Opportunityto learn in an energetic and professional team about partner communication andsupply chain management
Longterm full time career opportunities in the field of Procurement
Apply if you have :
Atleast 5 years working experience within (IT) procurement
Experiencewithin telecoms industry is preferred, on both a global and a local level
Knowledgeof procurement of at least of one of the following sub-categories; ITInfrastructure and related services, IT Application Services and / or IT Software
Technicalknowledge of IT is a preference
Strongcommercial and negotiation skills
Theability to optimize a wide range of strong working relationships with internalpartners and suppliers
Ableto create a track record of delivering challenging targets
Stronglateral leadership skills
Fluentin English (Oral and writing)
We’re happy if you :
With a high level of motivation, plenty of energy and lots ofinitiative, you’ll be committed to delivering a great experience to ourcustomers and internal teams.
You’ll be a self-starter and comfortable withliaising with customers as well as internal teams within Vodafone.
Here at Vodafone, we aim to create a working culture that isinclusive to all and believe that having a diverse workforce which reflects ourglobal footprint will help us meet the needs of our globally diverse customers.
We do not condone unfair treatment of any kind and offer equal opportunitiesfor all aspects of employment and advancement regardless of race, nationality,sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religious orpolitical belief.
Our vision is to have an inclusive culture which respects,values, celebrates and makes the most of the diversity of our people.
Therefore,we want people from all walks of life to come and join us in the Vodafonefamily. We want to attract the best talent there is globally -
whoeverthey are, wherever they come from and whatever professional background andexperience they have.
Vodafone is committed to attracting, developingand retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplacein which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded.
We believe thatdiversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we arecommitted to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values,celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences -
we are notonly multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access toour excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on careers vodafone.co.uk
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Employment Type : Permanent