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Category Manager Mobile Private Networks

Posting Country:  Luxembourg
Date Posted:  28-Aug-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 Mobile Private Networks
Location Luxembourg, HM Govind Khandelwal, Recruiter Pascal van Benschop
As a Category Manager Mobile Private Networks you will be responsible for managing the global category spend relating to Core Network and Software. You will be part of an energetic team to develop and execute global category strategies including innovative commercial modelling.
You will:
•    Drive Mobile Private Networks (MPN) strategies across the business, ensuring on time delivery of savings and other benefits
•    Drive the commercial relationship with key strategic suppliers in scope of MPN supporting the business objectives
•    Build strategic stakeholder relationships both internal & external; working with a range of stakeholders and suppliers from in-market to group functions and at a senior level within Vodafone and the supplier landscape
•    Optimise supplier performance through strong commercial management, ensuring business value is delivered & competitive advantage is maintained
•    Work across multiple Networks categories in order to meet the customer requirements 
•    Simplify business processes driving efficiency & effectiveness
•    Management of multiple business requirements through to a speedy resolution whilst delivering optimal business results & ensuring compliance to policy
It would be nice if you have…
•    Change management mind-set with experience of successfully initiating and implementing major change programs in challenging environments
•    Demonstrable track record of leading projects and virtual teams 
•    Previously built and scaled up new line of business within a global organisation
•    An understanding of Mobile Private Networks (MPN)
You must have…
•    University or college degree (Master’s/MBA preferred)
•    Solid experience of category management in an international environment
•    Technology insight with a deep understanding of the Telecommunication Market
•    Proven experience in Networks procurement or global strategic sourcing
•    Strong commercial mind set and proven negotiation skills
•    Strong financial acumen, strong analytical skills, generally good with numbers and financial reporting and modelling
•    Exceptional communication and influencing skills
•    The ability to drive transformational change across the business
•    Experience in optimising supplier performance 
•    Can build internal & external stakeholder relationships 
•    The insight to simplify business processes and inspire others whilst doing this
•    Be a really strong team player and results focused and thrive in a changing management #groupresourcing


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

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