Commercial Account Manager

London
  1. Full Time
  2. Finance
78827
Posting date:06 Apr, 2021

Commercial Account Manager

Location:   The Speechmark, London (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)
Salary: Competitive 
Hours:   37.5 hours (Monday-Friday)

 

 

 

Safety Notice: To ensure candidate and employee safety, we are continuing with our virtual hiring and onboarding processes until further notice. 

 

 

 

What will you be doing? 


You will be responsible for maanaging the overall end to end relationship through cross functional teams of up to 4 vendors. You will deliver a margin budget, competitive advantage and performance manage suppliers to ensure industry best practice is achieved.  

 

You will focus on E2E vendor strategy and total vendor value, optimising all vendor assets. You will also support the inbound order management process with your vendor ensuring all financial KPI’s for the vendor are achieved.

 

You will work within the Group Commercial Model and support the Hybrid Senior Commercial Account Manager to secure best in class pricing and commercial benefit to Vodafone UK and Group.

 

 

 

Who are we looking for?  


●    Expert and experienced negotiator
●    Commercial acumen
●    Excellent stakeholder management
●    Strong marketing & brand knowledge
●    Excellent communication skills
●    Ability to work independently and pro-actively
●    Team player but can take own initiative

 

 

 

What’s in it for you?


An excellent remuneration and bonus package 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. 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.

 

 

 

Together we can
 

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