Portfolio Planning & Economics Manager

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:11 Sep, 2019

Role Title: Portfolio Planning & Economics Manager

Location: Newbury HQ

At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.

Vodafone Group Business partners 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 hosting 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?

Our Team:

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 Portfolio Planning and Economics Manager you can be part of our empowering our Cloud & Security function. The Future is exciting. Ready?

The Vodafone Cloud and Security organization is a business unit that helps clients realise business value from cloud infrastructure solutions and you will have the exciting opportunity to help drive its growth and shape its future.


As our Portfolio Planning and Economics Manager you will drive business-planning activities across all portfolio areas to achieve agreed business strategy and targets. You will also be also be responsible for tracking against the business plan and recommending corrective commercial actions to senior stakeholders. You will work with the Vodafone Cloud & Security (VC&S) Offer Leads, Finance, Sales and OpCosto define, implement and track effective cross functional business planning measures to support the accelerated growth of VC&S.

With us you will:
  • Maintain a robust, transparent and innovative portfolio planning and tracking capability for Vodafone Cloud & Security in order to significantly improve the efficiency and scalability of Cloud & Security planning capability.

  • Define models and mechanisms to create key commercial information and KPIs (across segments)and track them – to provide holistic and simplified view of VC&S products from an economics perspective (i.e. unit costs, margins, return on investment etc…)

  • Actively track business performance across portfolios and segments and proposing recommendations

  • Support win-loss analysis to track performance trends
  • Apply collaborative engagement with Offer Managers, OPCOs, Finance, Sales, Business Development, Product Management & Technology teams to align teams, targets and commercial strategies across the portfolios.

  • Within the context of the overall strategic direction, provide recommendations and scenario analysis to support key investment decisions.

  • Build strong business relationships with business leaders to ensure decision makers are informed and influencers are engaged.

  • Drive for commercial innovation and creativity from portfolio insight with constructive input and commercial dialogue with Offer leads and maintain an active roadmap

Apply if you have:
  • Commercial aptitude, with experience in developing commercial models ideally with some experience in cloud based services

  • Experience in Telecoms and/or IT managed service experience
  • Very strong analytical and commercial modelling skills (Advanced Excel: Pivot tables, Macros), with the ability to simplify and structure complex commercial ideas supported by management accounting experience (desirable), strategic thinking and analysis.

  • Self-motivation with the ability to operate in a complex changing organisation.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to represent to both Vodafone Cloud & Security and Operating Companies at all levels of our organisation

  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Commercial creativity
  • Relationship building skills and resilient attitude

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 group.resourcing@vodafone.com


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