Procurement Contracts Manager in Newbury - Vodafone

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Newbury, England
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12 days ago

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Location: Any UK Vodafone Hub (Newbury, London, Manchester or Birmingham)Hours: This is available as both a part time and full time position. We also encourage applications who are open to job share opportunities.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.The Supply Chain Business Partner role is responsible for leading in-life commercial contract management for key suppliers that support Vodafone in providing products and services to a major, strategic Enterprise customer account. This is a pivotal role which will work closely with the category teams in Supply Chain Management to leverage broader supplier relationships and with the in-life programme / account management teams on the specifics of the customer requirement.Key accountabilities include:Partner with the sales, product and solution teams to ensure that customer requirements and in-life changes are fully understood and flowed down into the supply chain under robust contractual frameworks.Control cost associated with the third party supplier contracts to maintain Vodafone’s competitive position on the account and improve Vodafone’s profitability.Act as a commercial escalation point for all suppliers supporting the customer account and make recommendations to senior management.Work in partnership with the VPC (Vodafone Procurement Company) category manager or local category manager to ensure that the broader supplier / category relationship is being leveraged.Work closely with the programme / account teams to manage risk and deliver the optimum balance of cost, quality and on-time delivery for the customer.Ensure that robust commercial governance is in place with key third party suppliers and manage supply chain audit requirements mandated by the customer.Identify and deliver commercial best practices and synergy benefits through effective collaboration with peers in other operating companies, and Global Supply Chain.Act as a true business partner in managing stakeholder relations at all levels including senior stakeholders. Influence, challenge and drive change to add incremental value. Who are we looking for?•    Strong background in commercial contract management with large financial value
•    Excellent contract negotiation skills
•    Proficient knowledge of contract law
•    Good understanding of financial modelling and total cost of ownership
•    Strong communication skills with an ability to influence across the business
•    Experience of commercial contract management within a large telecommunications environment is desirableWhat's in it for you?An excellent basic salary and bonus with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. We’re proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility for individuals returning to work after a career break. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.


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