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Category Manager Fibre and Fixed Access

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 Fibre & Fixed Access 
Location Luxembourg, HM Esther Romero Tabernero, Recruiter Pascal van Benschop

As a Category Manager Fibre & Fixed Access you will be responsible for global category management for the category of fibre civil works services (build/rent) within the Access team of VPC Networks. You will run individually end to end tendering process with suppliers, in particular in Germany, lead complex contract negotiations, manage demand/expectations of local markets and work with executive senior stakeholders in the decision making process. In cooperation with group and local legal, finance and technology departments you will create and drive a procurement strategy, positive change and bring an innovative, fresh outlook to the category.
You will
•    Manage Vendor selection process and create recommendations to senior management 
•    Build the commercial strategy, execute commercial and contractual negotiations, and create savings
•    Implement and improve the Procurement Strategy
•    Manage and build relationship with suppliers, vendors and other external stakeholders 
•    Manage and build relationships with key internal stakeholders in the Local Markets and Group
•    Act as a leader, escalation and focal point for all category related activity 
•    Travel and visit operating companies
 It would be nice if you have…
•    The ability to manage well an international, functional matrix environment with a certain degree of ambiguity 
•    University degree, master degree preferred 
•    Excellent analytical and communication skills
•    Proven lateral leadership skills are a preference
•    Results-driven with high levels of self-motivation, mobility, energy and initiative
You must have…
•    Experience in supply chain management  and project management (tender process)
•    Strong negotiation skills (sales or procurement) 
•    Ability to negotiate commercial deals and contract in both English and German
•    Technical knowledge of fibre services/telecommunication industry/construction 
•    Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with ability to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-national and multi-cultural environment 
•    Ability to manage a wide range of strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and Suppliers
•    Fluent in English (Spoken and written) and advanced/fluent in German (minimum B1-B2 level) 
•    Result-oriented mind set and focus on closing projects #groupresoucing


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

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