Manager Procurement Mobile Handsets & Services (Jr. Buyer)

We’re looking for a Manager Procurement – Mobile Handset & Services (Junior Buyer) to join us in Schiphol- Rijk, Netherlands



International, Techniek

  • Location: Schiphol-Rijk, London
  • Time type: Full time
  • Posted on 31-10-2022
  • Job requisition id: REQ_00032849

We would like to invite you to become part of our Liberty Procurement Services team. We are a diverse, motivated and highly skilled group of Procurement professionals, who seek out challenges and opportunities to add value in a very dynamic work environment!

Our core offices are in United Kingdom, Netherlands and the United States, we support our Partner and Retained markets including the Ventures in multiple countries working across borders with colleagues from across the world (referred to as the ‘Federation Model’). We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture positions us to excel in what we do and to also go above and beyond.

The successful candidate will work closely with all members of our Procurement team on various strategic and operational projects. For this vacancy this covers the area of Mobile Handsets, SIMs and related services (Junior Buyer).

The role covers:

  • Support the clear ambition of Mobile Handsets, SIMs and related services in line with Corporate and Customer objectives
  • Support / optimize Business and Customer engagement
  • Support development of sourcing strategies based on our business needs and deep industry knowledge
  • Support / lead Category Strategy Implementation, Results Planning & Benefit Recognition activities
  • Spend & Demand Analysis
  • Supply Market Analysis activities
  • Support / lead on Sourcing and Contracting activities and as such work closely together with the Category lead
  • Support the contract management activities for a subset of the contracts.
  • For assigned suppliers support Supplier Relationship Management Strategy development, implementation and execution.

In the role you are accountable for:

  • Defining category specific spend taxonomies and cost drivers
  • Identifying and contributing to the overall savings targets
  • Tendering & Supplier selection and negotiating
  • Contracting & Implementation planning and working with Liberty Procurement Services team and Federation customer Procurement teams on execution
  • Support development off and execution of Supplier Relationship Management Strategy including customer engagement
  • Optimize between risk – cost – flexibility/quality
  • Enabling additional top line growth by shortening lead times/selecting best quality solution, improving cash flow by vendor financing and payment conditions

This role presents a unique opportunity for you to join a high quality, dynamic, Procurement function, facing complex Procurement challenges for Liberty Global and the Federation. You will have access to all aspects of our portfolio thus allowing you to gain invaluable insight, have a varied experience and a proven career development. Our team has a privileged internal reputation as a key strategic resource, partnering frequently with key stakeholders and leadership.

As a talented member of our team you will be energized to play a key role in driving and supporting an inclusive team and company culture. You will contribute to make our workplace, WFH and in the office, an environment where we enjoy getting our work done collectively as a team.

Qualifications/Experience & Skills

  • Academic background (minimum Bachelor): preferably in business administration, or finance / procurement
  • Relevant experience in procurement and preferably experience in an international / multi-country environment.
  • Familiar with the steps of a Procurement process:
  • Competitive bidding processes
  • Running effective pitch processes
  • Negotiation Preparation and execution
  • Supplier Screening and Selection
  • Total Cost of Ownership Analysis
  • Proven experience of working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, with a strong focus on customer service
  • Excellent communication and networking skills, relates effectively to people at all levels of the organization and with the supply base.
  • Ability to deal well with ambiguity and excellent change management skills to drive improvement
  • Can-do mentality, pragmatic, drives for excellent results.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Excel / PowerPoint).
  • Fluency (oral & written) in English

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary + Bonus
  • 25 days annual leave with the option to purchase 5 more
  • Access to wellbeing and mental health benefits such as the Calm app, personal medical, critical illness cover and dental insurance
  • Matched pension contribution up to 10%
  • Access to our car benefit scheme
  • Access to our online learning platform to continue to develop and grow your career with us
  • The chance to join an innovative, fast-paced and passionate team

Liberty Global is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society. So we’re keen to hear from candidates of all background and circumstances.

About Us
Our Story

We’re building Tomorrow’s Connections Today, bringing people together through the power of our technology. Liberty Global is a world leader in converged broadband, video and mobile communications and an active investor in cutting-edge infrastructure, content and technology ventures. With our investments in fibre-based and 5G networks we play a vital role in society, currently providing over 85 million fixed and mobile connections and rolling out the next generation of products and services, while readying our networks for 10 Gbps and beyond. We’re creating national champions, combining the best broadband and mobile networks under brands such as Virgin Media-02 in the UK, VodafoneZiggo in The Netherlands, Telenet in Belgium, Sunrise in Switzerland, Virgin Media in Ireland and UPC in Slovakia.

Liberty Global Ventures, our global investment arm, has a portfolio of more than 75 companies and funds across content, technology and infrastructure, including strategic stakes in ITV, Univision, Plume, Lionsgate and the Formula E racing series. Our scale enables us to transfer knowledge and expertise across our operations and investments, creating a dynamic family of brands united in the pursuit of innovation and excellence. And we’re prioritising diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace and communities, while reducing our impact on the environment. We are using technology as a force for good; for our people, our partners and the planet.


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