Wednesday, 15 August 2018


Job Opportunities at Vodacom Tanzania

Manager: Supply Chain Management - VTLFN010
Role purpose:
To deliver optimal cost of ownership for local category (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).
To manage a team of Supply Chain Specialists ensuring collective and individual accountability who work across regional & local categories.
The role holder will be responsible for the delivery of IT and General Service’s 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.

The role holder will be responsible for management and development of local supplier relationships in the category.  

Key accountabilities and decision ownership
Delivery of local level 2 category strategies, spend and savings targets
Manages local relationships with key category suppliers and where required leads regional & local relationships across categories
Provides input into the annual Supply Chain business planning process and reporting against targets as defined by Supply Chain goals and objectives
Supports the aggregation of demand to leverage Vodafone’s global scale and scope, and Vodacom’s regional scale and scope
Ensures categories are managed in terms of best practice operations and development
Cost modelling related to category
Actively supports requests for contracts and agreements for projects through the negotiation of major contracts and agreements including global contracts where required
Ambassador role of representing the local market in the One SCM community and vice versa
Uses Supply Chain tools, processes, policies and standards
Responsible for ensuring the budget holders requirements are defined and reflected in the category strategies
Negotiates and concludes contracts with suppliers on local agreements working with Legal and internal stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met.
Participates in Vodafone Procurement Company led contract negotiation as required
Manages relationships with and monitoring performance of local key suppliers
Identifies and supports evaluation of potential future suppliers for local categories
Ensures key supplier performance and relationships are optimized by working with SPM/ SRM programmes where appropriate and required
Joint working with Category and Enablement teams across the One SCM community
Understands internal stakeholders thoroughly, represents Supply Chain and engages in cross functional activities on a regular basis
Visible with internal stakeholders, senior management of key suppliers and other business influencers.
Uses proven and effective people management skills
Ensures strategy, goals and objectives, and targets are understood
Monitors progress of team members against goals and objectives
Cooperates with the Vodacom Group SCM (hub) function, centralised procurement function (VPC), shared service centres (VOCH, VOCI) and Enablement function as required
Supports the Executive Head of Division to ensure success is recognised, takes appropriate measures to ensure improvement of team’s performance through coaching and mentoring
Supports the Executive Head of Division to ensure optimal use of team skills and talent.
Reports issues that require escalation to management.Core competencies, knowledge and experience

Experience of working in the Telecoms industry
Experience of working within Supply Chain
Successful management of small teams
Strong analytical skills
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
Capability to motivate people around projects
Demonstrable commercial and negotiation skills
Has a proactive and pragmatic work ethic
Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with internal stakeholders
Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with external suppliers ranging from short term tactical engagements to strategic partnerships
Cross cultural/cross functional experience
A proven track record of delivery against challenging targets Technical/professional qualifications:

Bachelor Degree or an Advanced Diploma in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration from a recognized Institute.
CPA or similar qualification
5 years’ working experience in supply chain management.
Working experience of at least 2 year with a reputable Company (s).
Telecom industry experience will be advantageous.
IT knowledge or background will be of an advantage
Job Type : Full-time
Employment Type : Permanent
Closing Date : 28-Aug-18, 11:59:00 PM


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