Supply Chain Lead

Vantage Towers • Lisboa


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The opportunity

What's in it for you

The Supply Chain Lead will lead Vantage Towers' SCM operations in the Portuguese market, to drive the central strategy, engagements, business objectives in a standardised manner. The goal is to be the single point of contact for the market(s) requirements in terms of projects, governance, suppliers, internal stakeholders, senior management expectations, to ensure control and timeliness of all the projects in a homogenous manner across. 

What you'll do
  • Be the central business partner for the cluster's SCM related topics
  • Effectively manage supply chain activities in the 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 cluster
  • Ensure sufficient supply for 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 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
Who you are
  • A successful university degree in business management, engineering or other relevant areas
  • At least 6 years of professional experience in Supply Chain Management, preferably in Telecom sector (Network/Technology).
  • 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 & focused to drive engagements in complex, unclear environment 
Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? 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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Employee testimonials

Lena Bettermann
Head of Supply Chain, Vantage Towers Group

“We live the start-up mentality for sure, but in an environment that differs from most start-ups. We re-define ourselves, our job roles, and scopes quite regularly – this is what I like a lot."