Strategic Partnerships Manager

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:11 Jul, 2018

Driving value with our Strategic Partners!  

About the role

The Strategic Partnership function is a new team within our Technology Department.  The function has been established to develop and drive a business-wide aligned strategic plan to manage Vodafone’s most strategic partnerships. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and proactively contribute to key deliverables across the plan.  If you enjoy a broad remit where you can really make a difference, this could be the role for you! 

As a Strategic Partnership Manager, your main responsibilities will include supporting the development and implementation of a strategic partnership model for Vodafone’s largest supplier (who could this be?).  This will involve working cross-functionally, in collaboration with internal teams including Enterprise, Consumer, Supply Chain, Regulatory, Finance, Legal, Strategy and other Vodafone functions, to drive an aligned strategic agenda.  (Forecast better, reduce cost, work cohesively and drive efficiencies). 
You will be delivering and tracking cost efficiencies and working closely with Commercial functions to ensure margin maximisation and offset any Partner-led upward pressure.  You will also support the optimisation of Vodafone’s cost base, including analysis of spend, long-range cost planning, and developing adequate reporting to effectively manage the strategic partnership.  As a key influential member of the team we expect you to contribute with recommendations on the model and supporting the ultimate roll-out across other strategic partners. 

What are we looking for:


Excellent commercial awareness with great stakeholder management and communication skills to guide, influence and convince internal and external stakeholders to adopt new ways of working, processes and approaches. You will ideally have experience of managing partners and/or developing strategy across numerous functions ideally within an Enterprise organisation with the ability to explain complex issues, risks and opportunities to a senior audience.  It goes without saying that you will be tenacious, and proactive with a can-do’ attitude and a relentless focus on delivering results.  


This role offers exposure to the broader Vodafone organisation and a real opportunity to develop your career.  Please submit your application or drop me an email at for an informal discussion.



Commitment from Vodafone
Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, 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 flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. 

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