Category Manager Legal and Financial Services
Vodafone Limited
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Ro le Title : Category Manager Legal& Financial Services

Location : Luxembourg

At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Globaloperations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customerexcellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers.

We areconstantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our globalstandards or lead our strategic performance.

By joining Vodafone Group, you willbe part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the timeto get on board.

  • In joiningthe Commercial team here at Vodafone Group you will support ourpeople in strengthening our position as an admired company in the eyes of ourcustomers, shareholders and employees! The team is broad;
  • 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?

    Role purpose :

    As a Category Manager Legal & FinancialServices you will be responsible to conduct sourcing activities for 2 mainprocurement categories within the Vodafone Procurement Company, CorporateServices Procurement team : 1) Legal Services, 2) Financial Services.

    Thatresponsibility includes strategic and operational focus across 20+ markets withan annual total expenditure of €180 million.

    The purpose of the role is to conduct sourcingactivities for the 2 categories and their sub-categories*, under guidance ofthe Principal Category Manager accountable for these areas.

    Role holder isexpected to

  • increasethe percentage of spend centrally managed for these categories,
  • generatesavings and cash benefits in accordance with targets set at the beginning ofeach financial year
  • runglobal and local tenders,
  • look atexisting sourcing strategies with a critical eye, then revise, update orpropose to change those strategies by using effective supply market analysisand with the help of innovative initiatives.
  • Savings and cash benefits are expected to be deliveredby constant review of the category strategies and regular benchmarks in closecooperation with business stakeholders in local & global supply chain,legal, treasury and other finance functions.

    In this role you will ensure that categorystrategies are developed, agreed and executed to deliver the optimal total costof ownership for the categories managed, deliver savings targets in line withVodafone’s own savings methodology, demonstrate value add whilst securing thedelivery of projects, products and services across the areas, thus manage risk.

    You will support the relevant business units indevelopment of new and efficient enforcement of existing company policiesrelated to these categories with sponsorship of and communication with thehighest management.

  • Financial Services include Banking Services, CashCollection, Debt Collection, Payment Services and Credit Referencing Services.
  • Legal Services include Commercial, Competition law,Corporate, Property Legal Services, General Legal Services and Litigation.
  • With us you will :

  • Develop procurement category strategies for thecategories under management, get buy in from relevant senior stakeholders andexecute those strategies
  • Proactively drive enforcement of category strategy,identification and realisation of savings opportunities by working withVodafone’s management, key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Build and maintain a very strong partnership withsenior Legal and Finance community at group and local market level and ensurecontinuous alignment on the objectives.
  • Maintain an excellent network internally andexternally to identify and use best practices for operational excellence,improved customer experience and savings.
  • Develop, implement and continuously evolve industrialapproach in processes and tools required for the end-to-end categorymanagement.
  • Drive end-to-end sourcing projects including complexcontractual and pricing models.
  • Act as a focal point for the performance management ofglobal and local suppliers.
  • Monitor spend and compliance with legal panels andliaise with General Counsel.
  • Secure Vodafone’s competitive advantage in regulatedor supplier dominant markets.
  • Apply if you have :

  • The ability to manage overall delivery across multiplefunctions and geographies, providing delivery rigour and challenge as required.
  • Category knowledge and expertise in at least one ofthe categories (Legal Services or Financial Services) preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and relationshipbuilding skills and a talent for maintaining communications and engagement withvirtual teams (Legal, Finance, Supply Chain, Treasury etc.
  • includingeffective influencing and persuasion skills.

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills combined withthe ability to synthesise and present key messages to senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent negotiation skills combined with the driveto make decisions and finalise deals.
  • The ability to think Out of the box and to createcontinuous innovation to the programme including benefit opportunities and thedevelopment of new commercial levels
  • We’re happy if you :

  • Have a degree level qualification.
  • Have a well-developed business acumen
  • Have relevant experience and a supply chain background
  • Are an intelligent team player who is able to engagewith business stakeholders at all levels and driving change.
  • Commitment from Vodafone

    Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining thebest people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent istruly recognised, developed and rewarded.

    We believe that diversity plays animportant role in the success of our business and we are committed to creatingan inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes themost of people’s individual differences -

    we are not only multinational butmulticultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefitsprogramme that you would expect from any global company.

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    Employment Type : Permanent

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