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Cost Business Partner - Technology

Posting Country:  Ireland
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?

Who you are:

You are a strong standout colleague with a focus on delivering a first class service to our customers. You are passionate about business partnering, and have previous experience in controlling budgets. In this role you will be a partner to the Technology Director, management team & business division in relation to Technology Costs (site rentals, support and maintenance, people, other), supporting them with analysis and advice. You will provide financial influence to commercial decision making and the target setting process. 

Your Team:

This role will report to the Technology Business Partner and will work with the Technology business unit, the Technology Leadership Team, and specific cost centre owners.

The next challenge for you:


Business Partnering 
•    Opex Business Partner to the Technology Director and management team, supporting and advising them on all opex matters as well as having input into cost strategy
•    Ownership of c. €90m of Opex cost across spend in Support and Maintenance, Site Rentals, People cost, and other
•    Support business owners & Finance on business cases, cost deep dives & cost transformation initiatives
•    Oversee transition of site rental payment process to Share Service Centre and management of ongoing costs and payment process locally 
•    Work closely with Cost Centre Owners on optimisation opportunities


Cost Transformation
•    Monthly analysis of costs with related drivers & KPI’s, whilst liaising with shared service centre & business, to understand the full year & future impact
•    Support, own & drive cost transformation in Technology through deep dives to identify, analyse, propose & support implementation of cost savings & efficiency initiatives
•    Bring drive and creativity to cost challenges, challenging and supporting the business to go above and beyond cost targets
•    Monthly/bi-monthly reviews with cost centre managers to ensure they are aware of their current performance and any corrective actions needed
•    Benchmark main KPIs vs other OpCos and other industry benchmarks to look for opportunities to optimise expenditure
•    Preparation of ad hoc reports, analysis and commentary as required, including total company performance updates to the Senior Leadership Team


Financial forecasting & Planning
•    Ownership and development of forecasting models and process for all Technology cost lines, including end deliverable; from driving bottoms up forecasting from business to CFO & Director sign-off 
•    Prepare robust & challenging cost forecasts in conjunction with business owners
•    Build bottom up planning models to include cost driver drivers & trend analysis where appropriate

What you need:

•    Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) with 3+ years PQE
•    Business Partnering Experience required
•    Planning, forecasting and budgeting experience
•    Previous financial modelling experience
•    Excellent PC skills with proficiency in Excel front ends
•    Strong Interpersonal & Communication skills

What else should you demonstrate:

•    Understanding of mobile telecoms market and revenue drivers
•    Working knowledge of SAP, Hyperion Enterprise and Essbase would be advantageous.

Who we are:

We are Ireland's leading total communications provider offering our customers a variety of solutions across mobile and fixed platforms. As part of Vodafone Group, we are part of the world's largest mobile community with a presence across all five continents.
We’re at the forefront of innovation in Ireland. We make significant investments building and maintaining our networks and to date, we have invested nearly €1bn in our network investment programme. We continue to invest to enhance our network.
It’s not just our products and services which are innovative, our modern and innovative workspace in MountainView helps cultivate an environment of creativity and innovation through new ways of work. New ways of working means an environment free from clutter, wires, barriers and cabinets. This has helped Vodafone make the Great Place to Work list in Ireland. All our employees have one locker and are free to sit wherever they wish within our building. This inspires creativity and develops relationships which traditional style environments inhibit. You probably want to know more about new ways of working…Find out move via this link:
Our people are at the centre of everything we do. We employ approximately 1,300 people in Dublin and across our network of retail stores in Ireland. Our aim is to ensure each employee has the opportunity to innovate, to be challenged and to be rewarded. We are dynamic in everything we do, including our approach to training, development, performance management and flexible benefits.
We are an equal opportunities employer where our people can be at their best.
Closing date for applications is September 30th, 2020 at Midnight 


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.