Supply Chain Specialist

London, Greater London
  1. Full Time
  2. Digital
Posting date:04 Feb, 2019

Supply Chain Specialist

London Smale House


Competitive salary + excellent benefits

Digital transformation is a journey not a one off-event. It needs to be nurtured and grown by talented people who experiment, fail fast and innovate at pace.


We continually experiment with ways to make our journeys more intuitive, simple and enjoyable. And we’re constantly testing and trialing ways to give customers faster access to our services, more flexibility - and the richest, most rewarding experience.


All you need is the right mindset and the desire to help us create award-winning digital experiences – we work at pace, we love ideas and collaborate on agile projects.


About the role 

  • Ownership of all inventory activity from point of PO to removal from sale. Influence commercial, marketing and portfolio teams to ensure that right decisions taken at right time to achieve Vodafone’s objectives.
  • Run collaborative inbound planning meetings with vendors, ensuring all targets will be met via a well-managed/communicated process.
  • Simplify and improve supply chain processes including building collaborative relationships across Terminals team and vendors, measuring performance of self and vendors to achieve supply chain excellence. Engage in Group Terminals and VPC projects.
  • Work proactively with Terminals marketing to (1)- launch new products successfully, ensuring all parts of the supply chain are informed and ready to manage each product by the launch date (2) – balance their needs and targets with those of Supply Chain, finding a suitable compromise and best decision for Vodafone where needed.
  • Ensure that inventory optimisation rules are applied and vendors adhere to the commercial terms through good governance. Minimise obsolete stock, proactive flag it to relevant teams, drive commercial decisions to reduce it and coordinate the disposal of it when needed.

Things we would consider critical for the role:

  • Expertise in use of stock and planning systems to manage stock inbounding, allocations and replenishment
  • S&OP process (Supply Planning sub-process)
  • Expertise in building\using Excel information to present\interpret supply chain data
  • Utilise demand planning and vendor relationships to optimise. KPI performance
  • Take ownership of vendor portfolio once confirmed, apply knowledge of new product intro\end of life to drive an effective supply plan

Why Vodafone?

Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.


Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.


And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career, and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle. 



Commitment from Vodafone


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very 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. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.

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