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SCM Business Partner

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  22-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.

Bid & Contract Manager, Group Enterprise


COVID-19 Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this, we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice


Enterprise SCM is a centre of excellence for Procurement, commercial and relationship management of 3rd Parties / partners that support or provide ‘Reliable, secure, hassle-free and cost-effective communications services’ to our global enterprise customers.


This role will play a pivotal part in the supplier selection and commercial proposition for Customer solutions during the bid phase, and then provide lifecycle management of the Supplier portfolio across a selection of Customers covering all aspects of sourcing approach, external spend, stakeholder management, SCM governance, SCM programme assurance, SCM benefits tracking, contract management & contractual compliance providing a single point of interface between OneSCM and the Enterprise account teams throughout the customer contract term. The role has overall responsibility for aligning business requirements with the central Category strategies driven within the VPC, delivering robust supplier contracts across either the inherited or sourced vendor base supporting the customer solution.

You will

  • Responsible for the sourcing approach across allocated Customer Bids, driving internal stakeholders and account teams to deliver accurate and appropriate business requirements to enable the delivery of sourcing solutions. Stakeholder management responsibilities including representing SCM through governance and potentially externally to Customers
  • Responsible for all vendor cost input into the Enterprise bid & the tracking of associate SCM benefits across the exercise
  • Responsible for in-life management throughout the SCM Enterprise life cycle including transitioning vendors into Vodafone, commercial tracking and control, performance management and final sign off of the acceptance/delivery milestones
  • Responsible for SCM reporting and communications across the Enterprise portfolio managed.


You must have

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong commercial background
  • Strong contractual skills
  • High level negotiation skills
  • MBA preferred
  • Some experience of Operational SCM or Graduate level entrant
  • Strong insight into the telecoms industry, both from a commercial and technical perspective
  • Strong stakeholder influencing capabilities in a customer focussed environment
  • Knowledge of procurement across complex IT systems, Managed Service provision and vendor management
  • Strong programme / time management and governance skills demonstrated over complex and multi-country programmes


What’s in it for you?

  • 28 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5 days) plus public holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Pension matching scheme of up to 10%
  • 5 paid days leave for charity projects
  • MyChoices portal - cycle to work scheme, 100’s of retail discounts, shares and salary sacrifice schemes
  • Vodafone family and friends discount
  • Interest free commuter loan
  • Global parental leave policy for all new parents coming in 2020 which includes 16 weeks fully paid leave and upon returning to work, new parents can work part-time hours for 6 months whilst being paid their full-time salary
  • Access to Vodafone University and LinkedIn Learning.

Our commitment


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. 


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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.