Commercial Assurance Manager

  1. Full Time
  2. Finance
Posting date:04 Jun, 2020
Venture Commercial Assurance Manger

Role Title: Commercial Manager - Assurance

Location: Newbury 


Cloud & Security 


Our secure and flexible Cloud and Hosting Services offer centralised and scalable IT solutions across a mixture of platforms including Hosted, Hybrid, and Private & Public Cloud. Our strategy is to become the leading global Network Connected Hybrid Cloud Provider within the next 4 years. Joining us has never been a better time to be part of our fast growing global cloud business. Joining us as a Venture Commercial Assurance Manager you can be part of our empowering our Cloud & Security function. The Future is exciting. Ready? 


Achieve your ambitions. A world leading total communications company with operations in 100 countries is recruiting for a Commercial Assurance Manager within its Cloud Operations, where you will be taking a senior position and will be responsible for assuring and managing the commercial risk within a $0.5bn Venture and Vodafone end customer’s contract relationships across the Venture, key suppliers and Customers.


Your skill as an intelligent buyer of service contracts in a business to business situation will be pivotal to success. Relationship building and contract bid management, combined with your knowledge of business cloud technologies, will play a crucial role in the growth of Vodafone Group Enterprise. You will have the opportunity to manage commercial risk based decisions that have multi-million pound implications. You will understand Governance best practice and lead projects to optimise its process.

What will you be doing?


  • Impact the business: you will define and execute the commercial buying strategy for Vodafone Group’s most exciting strategic Venture
  • You will implement new tools and process to enable automated governance approval process for standard offerings that ensure the commercial obligations and risk resides with the correct party
  • Thinking strategically: Vodafone is multi-homed with deep local presence, structured and resourced to support the global operations of today’s borderless enterprise
  • Delivering tactically: You will ensure Vodafone and the Venture delivers against their own contractual commitments
  • Profitability gate holder: The role has distinct contract revenue and profit targets which fit within (and contribute to) the overall Venture P&L
  • Be the customer: You will be the trusted commercial advisor to the customer commercial teams and Vodafone’s internal stakeholders, inspiring confidence and trust
  • Be networked: Engage with local influencers and decision makers to assist in local, regional and global growth
Who are we looking for?


  • Experience in Smart / intelligent buyer role, working in a B2B / enterprise services environment
  • Experience in senior commercial / Supplier facing role
  • Bid, commercial and Governance (deal negotiations, contract & change management) experience
  • Experience in commercial delivery of contracts, preferably in Hosting and Cloud 
  • Excellent relationship builder, with the necessary personal impact to build credibility with customers, the account team and Sales Leadership
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to Executive-level
  • Ability to identify broken/sub-optimal processes and implement  changes
  • Strong coaching skills and demonstrable ability to deliver though non ‘Direct Reports’
  • Experienced in reading , & improving P+L’s with complex cost structures
What's in it for you?


  • Bonus Scheme 
  • 28 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5 days) plus public holidays 
  • Flexible working 
  • Pension matching scheme of up to 10% 
  • 5 paid days leave for charity projects 
  • MyChoices portal - cycle to work scheme, 100’s of retail discounts, shares and salary sacrifice schemes 
  • Vodafone family and friends discount 
  • Interest free commuter loan 
  • Global parental leave policy for all new parents coming in 2020 which includes 16 weeks fully paid leave and upon returning to work, new parents can work part-time hours for 6 months whilst being paid their full-time salary 
  • Access to Vodafone University and LinkedIn Learning 
About Us


Vodafone Group Business collaborates with large multi-national organisations to find better ways of working through our total communications solutions. We enable them do ‘more with less’ by empowering their people to work more flexibly, simply and efficiently to ensure their business is built on firm connectivity foundations. Across our global fixed and mobile networks, cloud-based platforms, Internet of Things solutions, technical expertise and professional services offerings, we can connect global organisations in a rapid changing world to ensure they stay agile and competitive – wherever in the world they do business. What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?

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. For any technical difficulties with submitting your application, please contact 

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