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Category Manager Leased Lines

Posting Country:  Luxembourg
Date Posted:  27-Sep-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 Leased Lines
Location Luxembourg, HM Maria Schultheis, Recruiter Pascal van Benschop

Vodafone is embarking on a long term strategy to re-define carrier buying globally, the successful candidate will deliver savings and lead ongoing cost management within this multibillion euro spend portfolio. You will be part of an energetic team with whom you will drive the execution of Vodafone’s global strategy for buying and procuring leased lines, fixed line access and wholesale line rental. You will build close and valuable relationships with both Group and local partners. 
You will
•    Build and deliver the agreed Category Strategy for buying Leased Lines 
•    Build and maintain a strong partnership with senior stakeholders, relevant policy owners and the community at a group and local market level to ensure continuous alignment to objectives.
•    Develop the spend baseline, supplier market analysis, regional benchmarking and share best practice 
•    Drive consolidation and transformation activities across the carrier supply chain 
•    Achieve ambitious targets for savings across all products 
•    Create opportunities for increased competition, through market analysis 
•    Promote and implement a wide range of digital procurement tools and reporting techniques for use on Leased Lines 
•    Commit to the Leased Line team, delivering common values and objectives around Health & Safety, excellence and business partnering 
•    Ensure individual targets in operational efficiencies (eg. catalogue management, supplier performance) are met 
•    Drive end-to-end sourcing projects including complex contractual and pricing models
It would be nice if you have…
•    Solid experience of working in carrier buying or supply chain. 
•    Knowledge of buying wholesale services.  
•    Strong negotiation and communication skills. 
•    The ability to lead, develop and motivate a complex virtual team, and ensure the successful delivery of financial targets 
•    Strong lateral leadership skills 
You must have…
•    Have experience within telecoms industry and a Business Degree or similar 
•    Category management experience and a procurement or supply chain background
•    Are fluent in English and German, other European languages is an advantage
•    Understand what Supply Chain Management is about 
•    Are excited about contract management and measuring adherence to the principles 
•    A flexible approach and be an intelligent team player able to engage with business stakeholders at all levels to drive change #groupresourcing


Supply Market Dynamics and Insights
Procurement Negotiation
Business Partnering
Commercial Contract Management
Demand Optimisation

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.