Vodafone Category Manager IT Infrastructure - Storage Jobs in Tanzania

Vodafone Category Manager IT Infrastructure - Storage Jobs in Tanzania


As Vodafone continues to evolve, our commitment to innovation is greater than ever. Already the world's leading mobile telecommunications company, our goal is to pioneer a world of total communications solutions, where fixed, mobile, voice and data will all become one. And with approximately 407 million customers to cater for across the globe, there has never been a better time to jump on board.

At Vodafone, we don’t just produce innovative products, we develop amazing people too. We’re a brand that loves change – if it’s not happening naturally then we’re creating it ourselves. It’s in our hearts to push forward, to create a better future, to never rest and find new ways that help people communicate.

That’s the lifeblood that runs throughout Vodafone. We are driven to empower people. We are committed to helping our people perform at their best and achieve their full potential.

As a Category manager IT Infrastructure you are responsible for category management activities in the area of IT, covering the spend for all 25 local markets around the globe. You will individually manage sub-categories of spend, partnering with the business in help defining and executing the procurement, and supplier, strategies..

Responsibilities

  • Ensure great relationship with key category suppliers
  • Manage relationships with key internal
    business partners in the Local Markets and Group; ensure the category strategy is in line with the overall strategy for Group Technology
  • Lead negotiation and conclusion of contracts with suppliers over small and mid-size deals working with Legal and internal partners
  • Optimize spend of approx. €70m/year, deliver spend and saving targets in conjunction with the defined procurement and supplier strategies
  • Act as a leader, address issues and be a focal point for all category related activity up to limit of responsibility
  • Investigate and drive performance improvements on specific opportunities identified within the category..
  • Continuous improvement of commercial “BAU” processes (Workorder Structure, PO issuing)
    Optimisation of the supply base

    Requirements

  • At least 10 years working experience within (IT) procurement
  • Experience within telecoms industry is preferred, on both a global and a local level
  • Knowledge of procurement of the following sub-categories
  • IT Storage and related services
    Technical knowledge of IT is a preference
  • Strong proven commercial and negotiation skills
  • Ability to optimize a wide range of strong working relationships with internal partners and suppliers
  • A track record of delivering challenging targets
  • Strong lateral leadership skills
  • Fluent in English (Oral and writing)

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th October, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Vodafone Category Manager IT Infrastructure - Storage Jobs in Tanzania

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