Category Manager Video & Service Applications

  1. Full Time
  2. Procurement/Supplychain
Posting date:26 Nov, 2019
Role Title: Category Manager Video & Service Applications
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:

In this role, you will be Responsible for the successful definition, sign-off and execution of category strategy and the successful management & delivery of relevant Video & Service Applications projects in various Local Markets & Partner Markets. You will lead negotiations of relevant Video & Service Applications projects and contract renewals/amendments and establish yourself as a recognised VPC domain expert interacting with local teams & stakeholders. Next to that, you will deliver innovative commercial models, contributing to the category supplier roadmap and ensuring that longer-term sourcing decisions are considered during category development.


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

With us you will:
  • Manage delivery of global category strategy, Order Intake and saving targets, input into reporting against targets as defined by overall SCM goals and objectives and build cost modelling of various scenarios
  • Manage global relationship with key category suppliers and aggregation of demand to leverage Vodafone’s global scale and scope
  • Ensure the global category strategy is managed in terms of best practice operation and development and support the wider Video & Service Applications team
  • Challenge current business thinking of requirements and how those requirements can be presented to Suppliers to Vodafone’s advantage
  • Lead RFQ, negotiation and conclusion of contracts with suppliers over major deals working with Legal and internal stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met
  • Develop innovative commercial models and work & produce innovative solutions for 3rd party customers
  • Ensures project team(s) are provided with a clear definition of roles and responsibilities
What you can expect from us:
  • Gain real experience in field of global sourcing and contract management
  • Opportunity to learn in an energetic and professional team about partner communication and supply chain management
  • Long term full time career opportunities in the field of Procurement
Apply if you have:
We’re happy if you:
  • Solid experience in Telecoms industry with procurement experience
  • Superior degree (technical background would be valuable)
  • Track record of delivering against challenging targets
  • Track record of successful team work with virtual teams in cross cultural environment
  • Leadership and teamwork, key focus on collaboration of virtual teams
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and executive presentation skills
  • Proven data analysis capabilities
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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