jo1 Posted March 4, 2009 Report Share Posted March 4, 2009 Vendor Manager About the Gig:The Vendor Manager will manage manufacture relationships on an operational and strategic level on behalf of Virgin Mobile Australia. This role is responsible for hands on activities associated with device selection, negotiation, purchasing and life cycle management of the devices. This will require working across multiple groups in Virgin Mobile including the sales and marketing teams. The role requires excellent negotiation skills along with operational and commercial abilities. The role is ultimately responsible for building and executing VMAâ€™s device strategy.The Device team is responsible for in life device portfolio, ranging recommendations and purchasing of Fixed, Mobile and Broadband devices for resale in all of the VMA channels both internal and external. The Device team is responsible for managing Inventory levels as well as the subsidy budget of up to a value of $70m each year. Key Aspects of the Role:Â· Develop a portfolio strategy in Prepaid, Postpaid and Mobile Broadband offeringsÂ· Manage and develop supplier relationships for the long term gain of VMAÂ· Identify opportunities to commercialise future handset and technology trends Â· Support the supply chain team to manage forecasting and maintain inventory levelsÂ· Work with the vendors to ensure they are supporting VMA in the areas of sales generation, marketing, training, merchandising and after sales serviceÂ· Build and maintain strong communication channel with all internal stake holdersMajor challenges in this role:Working in a dynamic fast moving business environmentExpectation management of internal and external customersMeeting tight deadlines that can impact logistics and ultimately salesLiaising with internal and external customersChanges in market dynamicsReactive decisionsForecasting accuracy and minimizing variancesSecuring unique non price differentiatorsRange maintenance that balances demand with commercial objectivesMinimising commitments to secure distinct price and non-price differentiatorsAbout You:Knowledge & Experience RequiredÂ§ Experience in a Technology Industry or similar.Â§ Negotiation and Sales experience.Â§ Experience in multiple vendor management.Â§ Team PlayerÂ§ Customer driven philosophy.Â§ Superior interpersonal skills.Â§ Demonstrated understanding of the mobile device market (local & international).Â§ Ability to adapt to change.Â§ Ability to communicate at all levels.Â§ Aptitude to think commercially and focus on bottom line outcomes, costs and benefits to the business in all decisions.Â§ Ability to work unsupervisedÂ§ Effective ability to plan and meet deadlinesÂ§ Strong pride in the quality of the work producedÂ§ Working to tight deadlines in a constantly changing marketÂ§ Ability to work under pressureÂ§ Understanding of supply chain Behavioral Competencies Outcomes drivenPro-active attitude - consistently demonstrating initiativeFlexibility / ability to adjust to changing priorities in a fast paced environmentAbility to work independently as well as a member of the Commercial teamAbility to take responsibility for projects/tasks and hold yourself accountableWilling to challenge the status quo and suggest improvements Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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