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SAM - Vendor Specialist

Posting Country:  Romania
Date Posted:  28-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


Your day to day:

Responsible to support the Vendor relationship management and governance within GDC.
Point of contact for GDC senior and line management for relevant issues with the vendor. 
Responsible for GDC needs analysis and address request to Vendor for discussion and negotiation.
Responsible for monitoring and control Vendor performances in agreement with vendor segmentation framework and guidelines.

With these activities you will have a great impact on our business:

-   Window Server compliancy analysis and remediation;
-   SQL Server Compliancy analysis and remediation
-   Windows Server 2019 deployment control
-   Other SW compliancy report design (MongoDB, Oracle DB, VMware, RedHat,)
-   Creation of SW usage briefing packs for designers
-   Vodafone Cloud & Infrastructure SW pricelist integration with Vodafone Procurement Team catalogue;
-  Act as licensing specialist in case of questions/queries from the internal stakeholders in regards of our main software
-  Support the Management of Vendor Relationship - engage with proper Vendor’s representatives in order to establish and maintain a sound and profitable relationship. 
-  Ensure vendor documentation is properly created and stored (e.g: License models guidelines, pricelists, entitlements) 
-  Participate to various meetings and workshops with vendors and other stakeholders acting as point of contact for GDC senior and line management;
-  Vendor reporting – guarantee that proper reporting on Vendor (e.g. performance, true up, sam ) are available and reliable
-  Project Management – leads, when required, project on sourcing topics

With these skills you are a great candidate:

•    Strong experience with some major software publisher's licensing models (Microsoft, Red Hat, VMWare, others)
•    Ability to comprehend and interpret highly complex licensing issues
•    Vendor Management basic experience (preferable in IT industry)
•    Good understanding of Vodafone governance frameworks
•    Full English proficiency
•    Ability to work with Excel / Access advanced functions
•    Understanding of Microsoft SQL Database (nice to have)
•    Proven experience in software asset management
•    Ability to communicate and interact with different layers of organization Leadership capabilities and project management
•    ITIL framework knowledge
•    Minimum 2 years work experience, mainly in IT area
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Team worker
•    Good communicator, able to drive diverse stakeholders
•    Ability and sound skills in negotiation with third parties having clear in mind goals and objectives to be achieved 

Sounds like the perfect job? We’ve got even more to offer:

In this pandemic we have 100% work from home for your safety. After this period we have 2 days work from home per week 
Medical and dental services
Life insurance
Dedicated employee phone subscription
Special discounts for gyms and retailers
Annual Company Bonus
Ongoing Education – we continuously invest in you to ensure you have everything needed to excel on the job and enhance your skills
You get to work with tried and trusted web-technology
Getting in on the ground floor of and technology changing company
Flexible Vacation – Take time off when you need it, we trust you

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.