Category Manager Media

  1. Full Time
  2. Finance
Posting date:12 Mar, 2019
Role Title Category Manager Media
Location:  Luxembourg

At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.

In joining the Commercial team here at Vodafone Group you will support our people in strengthening our position as an admired company in the eyes of our customers, shareholders and employees! The team is broad; you could be working within Brand, Commercial Management, Consumer Services, Terminals, M-Pesa or Customer Experience Operations. What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?

Our Team:

By joining the Supply Chain Media team of the Vodafone Procurement Company you will be responsible for managing the global category spend relating to media planning and buying (including Digital Media In housing). You will be part of an energetic team to develop and execute global category strategies including innovative commercial modelling.


Joining us as a Category Manager Media you can be part of our empowering partner markets function. The Future is exciting. Ready?”

With us you will: 
  • Drive transformational change across the business, ensuring on time delivery of savings and other benefits
  • 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
  • Develop and manage internal & external stakeholder relationships
  • 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
What you can expect from us: 
  • Gain great experience in global sourcing and contract management
  • Opportunity to learn in an energetic and professional team about partner communication and supply chain management
  • Gain strong negotiation and communication skills
  • The ability to lead, develop and motivate a complex virtual team, and ensure the successful delivery of financial targets
Apply if you have: 
  • Solid experience of category management in an international environment
  • Proven experience of minimally 5 years in media or marketing procurement or global strategic sourcing
  • 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
We’re happy if you: 
  • Are very analytical and creative
  • Can thrive in a changing management
  • Have project management experience
  • Strong commercial skills – negotiation
  • Are results focused and driven
  • Are a real strong team player
Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a 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. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on

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