Category Manager Telco over Cloud
Vodafone Limited
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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?

    The Global Supply Chain team in Luxembourg has been on a journey to become recognized as a global leader in everything we do.

    To maintain this world class function, we’ve set up a landscape of advanced tools and robust processes to smoothly facilitate the interaction with our suppliers.

    These electronic solutions make working with us faster, more secure and simpler than ever.

    Our Team :

    Vodafone has very ambitious plans to transform its network in the Cloud. The aim is to shape Vodafone as a world-wide leader in Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation capabilities leading to a fully cloud native multi-

    vendor landscape, using a standards based approach coupled with the best solutions to offer a rich set of innovative services to our customers.

    Category Managers are key to enabling this transformation through identification and development of strategic supplier relationships, while working closely with their technical counterparts within Vodafone networks organisation right from the point that new products are envisaged and selected.

    Beyond the commercial models we will build new collaborative working environments and activities and drive as the commercial lead, to ensure that Vodafone can deliver the results to the market quickly and efficiently.

    The Category Manager Telco over Cloud will be part of the professional team within SCM Network. Together with the team you will be steering the development and implementation of the sourcing category strategy for Virtualised Infrastructure Manager (VIM) and Virtual Network Functions (VNF).

    Joining us as a Category Manager Network Virtualization you can be part of our empowering global procurement function. The Future is exciting. Ready?

    With us you will :

  • Manage on a global level the category strategy focusing on VIM as well as VNFs.
  • Responsible for managing targets and saving for the VIM strategy
  • Drive commercial negotiations of key strategic transformation projects within the domains, whilst ensuring consistency with the category strategy and identifying synergies in processes, methodologies and content within the domains and cross-domain
  • Manage category strategy for the Professional Services to deploy and integrate VIM in the Vodafone Network within a multi-vendor environment
  • Build global relationship with all relevant suppliers (existing Tier 1, startup and new) and lead global relationship for the VIM category
  • Build global relationships with key internal stakeholders in the Local Markets and Group at working level and senior level ;
  • ensure the category strategy is in line with the overall strategy for Group Technology

  • Lead negotiation and conclusion of contracts with chosen Vodafone strategic VIM Suppliers and / or Vodafone strategic VNF suppliers
  • Be the first escalation focal point for all VIM category related activity up and drive to resolution
  • What you can expect from us :

  • Further your career within a multinational company
  • Gain Knowledge of Global Procurement
  • Develop strong communication and managerial skills
  • Be part of a professional and multicultural team
  • Apply if you have :

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and influence key stakeholders
  • Solid work experience within telecoms industry
  • At least 3 years of experience of working within telecoms or IT industry, preferably on both a global and a local level
  • Technology insight with a deep understanding of the Telecommunication Market
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commercial and negotiation skills
  • A track record of delivering challenging targets
  • We’re happy if you :

  • Have a MA in Technical Field / MBA degree or equivalent is desired
  • A degree in computer sciences is preferred
  • Are well able to work across different cultures and hierarchies
  • Can deal with an international, functional matrix environment with a certain degree of ambiguity
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Other languages (Italian, Spanish, German) is a plus
  • Commitment from Vodafone

    Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a 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. At Vodafone you will have access to our 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

    If you have any questions left

    The future is exciting. Ready?

    Employment Type : Permanent

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