Senior Specialist: SCM Technology
  • Midrand, Gauteng
  • Vodafone
Job Description

Role purpose:

To deliver optimal cost of ownership for regional & local categories (or categories), savings targets in line with the savings methodology and agreed value add targets and measures while securing the delivery of projects, goods, and services across the local category (or categories).

The role holder will be responsible for the delivery of regional & local level 3 category strategies and inputting into global category strategy development as required. They will be expected to support the gathering of requirements as required and support the publication of tender and other related documents and category strategy (or strategies).

The role holder will be responsible for management and development of regional & local supplier relationships.

The role holder will be responsible for internal stakeholder management and the compilation of sourcing strategy based on the business requirements, analysis and presentation of the data gathered, and development of the contractual relationship between internal and supplier stakeholders.

Your responsibilities will include:

Impact on the business:

Manages delivery of local and regional level 1 category strategies, spending and savings targets (Network Site Infrastructure)
Manages local & regional relationships with key category suppliers and where required leads local & regional relationships across categories

Budget holders, suppliers, and third parties:

Leads negotiation and conclusion of contracts with suppliers on local agreements working with Legal and internal stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met

Leadership and teamwork:

Manage the activities of the agile team, providing coaching and development.
Responsible for ensuring budget holders requirements are defined and reflected in the Category Strategy and related contracts

Innovation and change:

Provides input into defining innovative local category strategies.
Drive digitization in the SCM to drive simpler and more efficient sourcing processes and information management.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

Matric/Grade 12 is essential.
3-year relevant degree/diploma in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Information Technology
Minimum of 5+ years relevant experience in the fields of procurement, SCM, Telecommunications or Information and Communications Technology.
Successful management of agile teams
Experience of working in virtual and international teams
Proven track record of delivery against challenging targets and/or projects

Core competencies, knowledge, and experience:

Strong analytical skills in operations and finance
Well-developed written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Demonstrable commercial and negotiation skills
Strong networking skills with the ability to influence and persuade others.
Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Closing date for Applications: 20 February 2023.

The base location for this role is, Midrand, Vodacom Campus.

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

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