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Junior IT Vendor Manager

Posting Country:  Romania
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Junior Vendor Manager

Role purpose:

  • The Junior Vendor Manager is responsible to support the overall Vendor relationship management and governance within GCD
  • Takes part in contract negotiation, JVM analyses any contract evaluating each clause in order to identify and solve any possible issue and risk
  • Point of contact for GCD 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
  • Responsible for the analysis of Vendors' financial data (HW/SW spent, day-rates, etc.)
  • Actively contributes in Vendor Risk Management process with the aim of ensuring that the use of Vendors’ service does not create unacceptable potential negative impact on business
  • Responsible for the definition of vendor reporting requirements


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

  • Support the Management of Vendor Relationship - engage with proper Vendor’s representatives in order to establish and maintain a sound and profitable relationship
  • Vendor performance  – monitor, review and control vendor performances, share results with GDC management, identify and agree with Vendor improvement paths, implementation roadmap and monitor implementation execution
  • Vendor Knowledge Base – guarantee that all relevant information (vendor’s representatives’ info) and documents (contracts and reports) are kept up to date and properly stored in VM knowledge base
  • Contract Management – contribute in contracts negotiation. Have clearness on each contract’s detail and clauses and provide information when requested
  • Vendor reporting – guarantee that proper reporting on Vendor (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:

  • Ability to work in team and achieve results
  • Ability to analyse complex situations in detail and operate with clarity
  • Ability and sound skills in negotiation with third parties having clear in mind goals and objectives to be achieved
  • Good communicator, able to drive diverse stakeholders
  • Basic project/programme management delivery both in agile and waterfall environment
  • Knowledge of IT technologies and ability to understand and evaluate complex IT contracts identifying potential issues and risks
  • Vendor Management basic experience (preferable in IT industry)
  • ITIL framework knowledge (preferable certification)
  • Project management knowledge / qualification in both agile and waterfall environment: SCRUM, Prince2, Prince2 Agile is preferable
  • Knowledge in Risk Management


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

  • Work from Home – You can have home office 2 days 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 an 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.