Role Title : Location : Luxembourg
Location : Luxembourg
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.
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.
Our Team :
An exciting role for a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic individual with a strong appetite to develop new activities / deliver ambitious targets in the IT categories.
As an Category Manager IT Digital and Security you will be part of the Digital and Security team in VPC and will be responsible for specific initiatives related to artificial intelligence, robotics, call centers & SaaS tools for digitalization.
Joining us as an Category Manager IT Digital and Security you will be part of our empowering global procurement function looking after the contracting process, negotiation and stakeholder relationship.
With us you will :
Negotiateand deliver global agreements across local markets
Evaluateand negotiate complex pricing models ensuring the delivery of savings and workingcapital
Supportthe category strategy for AI, robotics and call centres
Optimisesupplier performance through strong commercial management, ensuring businessvalue is delivered & competitive advantage is maintained
Report into aPrincipal Category Manager and act as a primary point of contact for theappointed vendors as well as the various global and local business functions.
What you can expect from us :
Furtheryour career within a multinational company
Developstrong negotiation and communication skills
Theability to lead, develop and motivate a complex virtual team, and ensure thesuccessful delivery of financial targets
Apply if you have :
Excellentanalytical and contract negotiation skills
Excellentcommunication and stakeholder management skills
Effectiveinfluencing and persuasion skills with both external and internal stakeholders
Leadershipskills to lead cross functional teams
Youare demanding with yourselves and others with a passion for delivering highquality outputs.
Experienceof at least 5 years working in Purchasing
Experiencein negotiating software agreements
Highlevel of proficiency with Excel, Word and Power Point
Proactiveand pragmatic work ethic
Creativityand out-of-the box thinking
We’re happy if you :
Candeal with an international, functional matrix environment with a certain degreeof ambiguity
Universitydegree, master degree preferred
Businessacumen : knows the competition, the market place, knowledgeable in practices andtrends
Goodinterpersonal skills and multinational experience
Workingproficiency in English
Commitment from Vodafone
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
If you have any questions left
The future isexciting. Ready?
Employment Type : Permanent