Commercial Vendor Manager - Enterprise

Aggregate function:  Commercial
Business Area:  Group Commercial P&S Vertical
Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  19 Sep 2023
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Commercial Vendor Manager - Enterprise

Location: London, The Speechmark + (Hybrid Working*)
Salary: Excellent basic salary plus bonus and Vodafone benefits
Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week – Mon to Fri



At Vodafone UK we believe that through collaboration and connection we can achieve great things. Our blended working approach allows our people to work both in the office and at home, providing the flexibility and resources you need to succeed in your role. Our “Office in a Box” home working kit will provide you with everything you need, no matter where you are.


Who We Are


We’re a global technology communications company that empowers people and businesses to stay connected and thrive in a digital world. With a focus on innovation, sustainability and earning customer loyalty, we leverage cutting-edge technology to offer products and services that enhance communication and improve lives. 


At Vodafone UK, diversity isn’t just a buzzword, it is core to who we are as a company.  We’re proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work and are committed to driving inclusion for all; creating a workplace that is fully representative of the communities and customers we serve.

What will you be doing? 


The Commercial Account Manager will own and manage the relationship with key supplier partners with a focus on driving our Devices business within our Enterprise organisation. Responsible for building commercial plans and initiatives with vendors and liaising with key teams within our Enterprise organisation, you will deliver competitive pricing and contribute to volume and value business targets. You will support in driving the wider Device and Vendor strategy through our Enterprise organisation.

●    Contribute to the target of delivering over £100m of total vendor value into the business.
●    Create 12-month Joint Business Plans with strategic vendors.
●    Drive new vendor assessments to bring new entrants into the business.
●    Lead for all Executive engagement for vendors across Vodafone UK.
●    Drive the vendor strategy with a focus on the Enterprise organisation.
●    Contract relationship and management.
●    Devices Lead for quarterly negotiations process, managing the e2e preparation and execution for the team.


Who are we looking for?


We're looking for an expert and experienced negotiator with strong commercial acumen. You will have experience in an external or supplier facing world in Enterprise or B2B function.

In addition, you will have:

●    Excellent stakeholder management
●    Strong marketing & brand knowledge
●    Excellent communication skills 
●    Desirable to have GAP qualification (or equivalent)
●    Customer focus
●    Strategically focused


What’s in it for you?


An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. We’re proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility for individuals returning to work after a career break. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.

Together we can


Vodafone UK are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and all offers of employment for this role are subject to background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks to meet the regulators standards.


If you require any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request as part of your recruitment journey, for example, extended time or breaks in between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, or assistive technology, please refer to the Accessibility section of our Careers website ( under Career Support, for guidance.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.