Supply Chain Business Partner - Content

London, Greater London
  1. Full Time
  2. Procurement/Supplychain
Posting date:25 Jul, 2019
Supply Chain Business Partner – Content
London or Newbury
G band

We are looking for a Supply Chain Business Partner who will provide commercial support to the Consumer Commercial team at Vodafone Limited through end to end management of the procurement process for high/medium risk, high/medium value procurement activities across the Marketing category

The Content category will include OTP Content, TV Content, Social media marketing ,digital marketing and Biddable Digital Media buying.

1. 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. Drive SCM engagement and relevance to get the right result for the business.
2. Liaise with the VPC (Vodafone Procurement Company) Category manager for categories where a Global category plan is applicable. Ensure UK Operating company’s views and requirements are understood during the strategy development and represent the UK Operating Company in any subsequent negotiations to deliver best value for the business.
3. Procurement experience in Content buying (both OTP & TV) digital marketing and management of third party agencies (mandatory)
4. Where a local category plan is applicable, develop a local procurement strategy (local category plan), with internal stakeholders, which seeks out business opportunities, capitalises on current market conditions and challenges business requirements.
5. Manage the procurement process for key projects, working with the VPC lead for global categories and contracts, ensuring the selection of suppliers with the capability to meet our needs, high service standards, efficient execution and competitive costs.
6. Assist the business in driving robust demand management practices to deliver the best possible outcomes for cost, quality, delivery, and ensure supplier pricing and budgets are interlocked with Finance.
7. Drive cost reduction opportunities, understand total cost of ownership and work with key suppliers to implement value-add initiatives.
8. Identify and deliver commercial best practices and synergy benefits through effective collaboration with peers in other Operating Companies, and Global Supply Chain.
9. Ensure appropriate governance is in place for key suppliers and contracts to include strategic vendor management and robust implementation and execution of Commercial Contract Management principles.
10. Be an active member of the UK Supply Chain Team taking on additional ad-hoc projects and tasks as required to facilitate the development of the department and raise the functions profile within the company. 

  • Demonstrable procurement/commercial experience in relevant area
  • Experienced contracts negotiator who challenges the business requirements
  • Proficient knowledge of contract law
  • Experienced in strategic sourcing and supplier management
  • Good understanding of financial modelling and total cost of ownership

Vodafone Way Behaviours:
ONE COMPANY, LOCAL ROOTS - We work across Vodafone to achieve the best outcome for customers, employees and shareholders.
CUSTOMER OBSESSED - We are passionate about exceeding customer expectations and bring the customer experience to every decision.
INNOVATION HUNGRY - We create and deliver new products, services and ways of working that delight our customers.
SPEED, SIMPLICITY & TRUST – We quickly seek simple solutions to problems and take pride in eliminating complexity.
AMBITIOUS & COMPETITIVE – We deliver the best in class

Please note that all candidates internal and external will be subject to baseline security checks and Vodafone reserves the right to terminate employees that do not meet our minimum vetting requirements.

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