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Supply Manager

Posted 5 February by O2 Telefonica Ended

O2 is the commercial brand of Telefonica UK Limited, a leading digital communications company owned by Telefonica S.A. With over 25 million customers across the UK, O2 is one of the world`s most innovative companies putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We are more than just a network. We open up the endless possibilities of technology, connecting our customers to the things that they love and exploring new ways to open up the world for them.

We are always on the lookout for great talent. Just like our customers, we offer our employees more. From a choice of benefits, rewards, training and ongoing career development there are many reasons to join O2.

About the Team:

The Supply Chain team are responsible for managing and supplying brand new and exciting technology stock across the O2 retail business across the UK. The team manages and is accountable to a number of high profile key accounts, including Apple and Samsung, and managing purchase orders in excess of £1 million. The value of the customer product range amounts to £1 billion.

Your Role:

Reporting to the UK Head of Supply, you are responsible for managing a team of 3 supply chain professionals on a daily basis, monitoring performance against KPI`s, and mentoring / motivating the team. You will manage part of the £1 billion of customer products purchased across the supply chain lifecycle. You will manage a number of high profile key accounts and relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.


-Full ownership for a defined set of product suppliers from the ranging decision through to removal from sale. This includes influencing the sales channels, commercial, marketing and devices teams to ensure the right decisions are taken at the right time to achieve Telefonica`s objectives.
-Managing launches and end of life across the sales channels, ensuring all systems and staff communications are accurate and updated in a timely manner.
-Ensure Telefonica-owned stock is kept to a minimum, achieving below both value and days of stock targets each month.
-Ensure minimum obsolescence of stock, proactively notifying the relevant teams of slow moving stock, and driving commercial decisions to reduce it. Coordinate the timely disposal of stock where necessary.
-Ensure suppliers are delivering the best level of service, and build strategic commercial plans with each supplier through the maintenance of a collaborative relationship.
-Leverage commercial relationships to maximise benefits to Telefonica, including but not limited to vendor managed inventory.
-Manage and support your direct reports to deliver their objectives and personal development plans.
-Build a succession plan, and actively encourage opportunities for team members to learn or experience new situations and grow their skills.
-Will be expected to travel to the Slough and Crewe Telefonica sites as required (around 2 - 3 times a month).

Skills & experience:

Prior experience in a procurement or supply planning role
Proven experience in a team management position
A background in a technical or retail-oriented environment
Results driven
Valid driving licence

Grade: PCGU

Salary and benefits:

We are looking to pay a competitive salary (depending on experience) for this position, and in addition we have some great benefits that could include a bonus, life cover, health care, holiday entitlement and lots of flexible benefits too.

Telefonica`s commitment to a great work-life balance allows us to consider flexible approaches to working. Like to know more? Feel free to raise it.

Joining Telefonica means opening up a world of freedom, support and possibility. A fascinating world where you`ll be able to think bigger, be bolder and try new things. And where there are endless opportunities to develop your career.

There`s so much to discover. Your adventure starts here.

Reference: 34401799

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