Supply Chain Lead

Vantage Towers • Lisboa


from today

The opportunity

Role Purpose

The role is supposed to lead SCM operations in one Vantage Tower market(s) –across all the EU geographies to drive the central strategy, engagements, business objectives in a standardised manner. Goal is to be the single spoc for the market(s) requirements wrt projects, governance, suppliers, internal stakeholders, LM senior management expectations, to ensure control & timeliness of all the projects in a homogenous manner across.     

Main Responsabilities
  • Be the central business partner for a local entity / cluster for all local SCM related topics
  • Effectively manage supply chain activities in the local market / cluster in close cooperation with central category management team
  • Responsible for operationally managing all the Network related spend for all categories spend for one or more Vantage Towers markets
  • Ensure cost effective coverage of demand in local entity / cluster
  • Ensure sufficient supply for local entity / cluster
  • Manage supplier landscape & drive organizations goals by help implementing category specific strategy plans every year
  • Ensure all the market - stakeholders are regularly interacted with, their requirements closed timely
  • Drive Supplier Relationship Management with key 40 Network suppliers in each market across all VT markets
  • Support the central Vantage SCM & VPC SCM teams in complex and high value negotiations as well as lead local tactical negotiations
  • Keep track and close all actions required to complete purchasing related contracts, corresponding documents and activities
  • Build sustainable relationship within the Vantage Tower Group as well as markets, advise them on sourcing questions and purchasing processes
  • Continuous question the status quo and identify opportunities how to improve our purchasing processes and governance
  • Identify opportunities to increase capacities of existing suppliers along with identifying new relevant suppliers
Ideal Background
  • A successful university degree in business management, engineering or other relevant areas
  • At least 6 years of professional experience in Supply Chain Management preferably Network/Technology
  • Or 8+ years of experience in managing projects/supplier management in Telecom Sector, Tower industries in western Europe.
  • Good understanding of procedures, categories and ways of working within SCM, including stakeholder mapping, category strategy and tools.
  • Strong customer orientation and a high sense of responsibility
  • Knowledge of SAP – MM, FI modules and ARIBA
  • Very Good negotiation skills in English and local language (written & spoken – C1 according to CEFR)
  • Concrete SCM working experience in an international environment – technology domain must
  • Eagerness to learn & grow; take additional responsibilities
  • Self driven, motivated & focussed to drive engagements in complex, unclear environment
Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

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Hazal Demirci
Senior Manager Business Analyst, Vantage Towers Group

“Vantage Towers is a great environment to learn from very experienced colleagues, to take responsibility from day one, and to learn and grow each day. It feels rewarding to contribute to powering Europe’s digital transformation with this super team!”

Preeti Kakkar
Head of Marketing, Communications & Sustainability, Vantage Towers Group

“Vantage Towers isn’t simply a tower company, or another telco. It’s a tight-knit team of talented people all dedicated to powering Europe’s digital transformation. We’re proud to be able to work towards connecting people in a sustainable, efficient, and ultimately human way.”

Veronica Roch Fierro
Business Development Manager, Vantage Towers Spain

“As we are a small company (in terms of the number of employees), you can clearly see the effect of your work on the results of the company. You feel that what you do matters, that your work is recognised and that you can feel very proud of what you do. It’s a growing company full of opportunities.”