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Category Manager Content

Posting Country:  Germany
Date Posted:  03-Apr-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.


Category Manager Content
Location Luxembourg, HM Jonathan Bennet

As a Category Manager Content you will be working as part of a newly established central Content procurement team, reporting to a Principal Global Category Manager. Your responsibility as part of the team will be to co-manage Vodafone’s Content acquisition globally, with responsibility for certain types of Content (e.g. linear TV, video on demand etc.) and/or providers and/or geographies. You will concentrate to a large extent on the German market. The Content scope currently covers 12+ markets with a total annual spend of over €1 billion and it is expected to grow further in the coming years.
You will
•    Develop with the team the Content acquisition/sourcing strategies and plans and support the global/local Content business strategy, particularly in Germany
•    Ensure timely execution of agreed sourcing projects in order to deliver agreed target outcomes 
•    Negotiate commercial terms & conditions and contracts with major Content providers to deliver measurable benefits to local markets
•    Deliver key financial targets such as centralised spend %, savings and working capital improvements
•    Maintain accurate global Content spend, vendor and contract data, generate and provide insight through in-depth analytics
•    Help ensure compliance with relevant policies such as the Buying Code, Delegations of Authority and Procure-to-Pay
•    Perform the ongoing commercial management of selected central Content contracts including the monitoring of obligations, rights, critical dates, service credits, escalations, commercial disputes and regular business reviews
•    Provide relevant inputs into Content business strategies, roadmaps, plans and budgeting & forecasting process
It would be nice if you have…
•    Ability to deal with ambiguity and drive change in challenging environments
•    Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with external partners ranging from short term tactical engagements to long term strategic partnerships
•    Ambition to develop and grow self together with a new business 
•    Work experience outside of your home country is an advantage
You must have…
•    University or college degree (Master’s/MBA preferred)
•    Content acquisition/sourcing experience in either Linear TV, Video-on-Demand, or Over-the-Top in the German is an absolute must
•    A proven track record of successfully negotiating Content acquisition deals 
•    Experience in the telecom or digital entertainment industry or a previous role at a Content provider
•    Good understanding of sourcing and procurement disciplines, including processes and tools
•    Well organised with solid project management skills and strong commercial mindset, financial acumen and proven negotiation skills
•    Dedication to delivering outstanding service to challenging internal customers
•    Ability to communicate excellently both verbally and in writing in English and German is a must #groupresourcing

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