Manager - Procurement

Job Req ID:  24949

Mohali, IN

Function:  Commercial/ Finance

Vodafone Idea Limited is an Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group partnership. It is India’s leading telecom service provider. The Company provides pan India Voice and Data services across 2G, 3G and 4G platform. With the large spectrum portfolio to support the growing demand for data and voice, the company is committed to deliver delightful customer experiences and contribute towards creating a truly ‘Digital India’ by enabling millions of citizens to connect and build a better tomorrow. The Company is developing infrastructure to introduce newer and smarter technologies, making both retail and enterprise customers future ready with innovative offerings, conveniently accessible through an ecosystem of digital channels as well as extensive on-ground presence. The Company is listed on National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India.


TM Procurement 

Job Level/ Designation


Function / Department




Hiring Manager

Function Head

Job Purpose

Responsible for leading procurement sub-function at India level, for negotiations & contracting for circle based OPEX & CAPEX spend. Responsible for supplier selection, negotiation, finalisation & contracting in close coordination with multiple stakeholders cross circles / regions

Key Result Areas/Accountabilities


  • Drive   Procurement program across circles through central / regional procurement
  • Work jointly with the SCM Demand Management  team to assess business needs and execute RFx processes by establishing clear timelines, expectations and deliveries
  • Provide leadership support to   team and conduct strategic supplier relationship management and risk analysis and provide timely inputs to Enabler lead
  • Identify opportunities to consolidate vendors/partners  to drive Supplier Base Optimisation
  • Set purchasing standards to improve negotiations and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for products and services
  • Monitoring & improving KPIs around Procurement Process implementation
  • Driving procurement in adherence to  Supply chain policy - including savings definitions compliance and tracking (RBS ), procurement scorecard reporting, DOA, etc.
  • Develops strong partnerships with current and potential suppliers
  • Ensures the completion of team deliverables
  • Co-ordinate with the Category teams and drive synergy wherever possible

Drive synergy across the   team (buyers) to meet the timelines and extract the best outcome out of the team

Core Competencies, Knowledge, Experience

  • Sound technical understanding of the products with good understanding of telecom domain
  • Ability to handle a large team
  • Analytical ability and strong strategic thinker with leadership and influencing abilities

Must have technical / professional qualifications


  • Degree preferably in Supply Chain or related discipline ( preferred – MBA in SCM)
  • Should have held a leadership or managerial role for minimum period of 5+ years

Experience with sourcing diagnostics, future state process development, category management and the procurement lifecycle

Vodafone Idea Limited (formerly Idea Cellular Limited)
An Aditya Birla Group & Vodafone partnership