• United Kingdom, Uk
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  • 10 - 13 Years
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Category Manager IT Infrastructure -Storage

As Vodafone continues to evolve, our commitment to innovation is greater than ever Already the worlds leading mobile telecommunications company, our goal is to pioneer a world of total communications solutions, where fixed, mobile, voice and data will all become one And with approximately 407 million customers to cater for across the globe, there has never been a better time to jump on board

At Vodafone, we dont just produce innovative products, we develop amazing people too Were a brand that loves change if its not happening naturally then were creating it ourselves Its in our hearts to push forward, to create a better future, to never rest and find new ways that help people communicate Thats the lifeblood that runs throughout Vodafone We are driven to empower people We are committed to helping our people perform at their best and achieve their full potential

Role purpose As a Category manager IT Infrastructure you are responsible for category management activities in the area of IT, covering the spend for all 25 local markets around the globe You will individually manage sub-categories of spend, partnering with the business in help defining and executing the procurement, and supplier, strategies

As Category Manager- IT Infrastructure Storage your main responsibilities will involve

Ensure great relationship with key category suppliers
Manage relationships with key internal business partners in the Local Markets and Group; ensure the category strategy is in line with the overall strategy for Group Technology
Lead negotiation and conclusion of contracts with suppliers over small and mid-size deals working with Legal and internal partners
Optimize spend of approx 70m/year, deliver spend and saving targets in conjunction with the defined procurement and supplier strategies
Act as a leader, address issues and be a focal point for all category related activity up to limit of responsibility
Investigate and drive performance improvements on specific opportunities identified within the category
Continuous improvement of commercial BAU processes (Workorder Structure, PO issuing)
Optimisation of the supply base

As Category manager- IT Infrastructure your skills and qualifications will ideally include

At least 10 years working experience within (IT) procurement
Experience within telecoms industry is preferred, on both a global and a local level
Knowledge of procurement of the following sub-categories
IT Storage and related services

Technical knowledge of IT is a preference
Strong proven commercial and negotiation skills
Ability to optimize a wide range of strong working relationships with internal partners and suppliers
A track record of delivering challenging targets
Strong lateral leadership skills
Fluent in English (Oral and writing)

What we will be looking for in you

With a high level of motivation, plenty of energy and lots of initiative, youll be committed to delivering a great experience to our customers and internal teams Youll be a self-starter and comfortable liaising with suppliers as well as internal teams within Vodafone at all levels of the organisation

Here at Vodafone, we aim to create a working culture that is inclusive to all and believe that having a diverse workforce which reflects our global footprint will help us meet the needs of our globally diverse customers We do not condone unfair treatment of any kind and offer equal opportunities for all aspects of employment and advancement regardless of race, nationality, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religious or political 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 Vodafone family We want to attract the best talent there is globally - whoever they are, wherever they come from and whatever professional background and experience they have

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 peoples 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 dont hesitate to reach out to us on

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Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : IT-Hardware/Networking, Telecom
Functional Area : Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Mgmt/Procurement
Role : Purchasing/Sourcing
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 17th Mar 2020

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