Vendor Manager Full Time
Telefónica UK

England - Slough, United Kingdom | Bachelor's Degree | 5 - 7 years | Full Time | Male or Female | Sales/Business Development | Telecommunications

Job Summary

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have taken a leading position in the EU by building the Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP). This is a large scale programme supporting climate change objectives through the mass deployment of 50m+ electricity and gas smart meters across 30m homes starting in September 2015.

 Telefónica believes that smart meters are the foundation of smarter energy. They have the potential to be truly transformational in the way households and businesses consume energy, and the way we live our lives

SMIP services will enable more efficient use of energy and lower carbon emissions.  Consumers and businesses will be able to monitor and manage their energy consumption, and reduce their bills.  Energy suppliers will have the ability to read and manage meter readings more frequently and remotely, ending the need for estimated billing.

 DECC’s smart metering strategy also provides a platform for innovation and the development of exciting new products and services which can enhance consumers lives. Smart homes, smart grids and smart cities will become a reality aligned to digital services such as e-health, home security and electric vehicle charging.

Telefónica is bidding to become the governments Communications Service Provider (CSP) for the programme.

Job Requirements

We are looking for experienced Vendor Management professionals to join our team in Slough to manage the cross functional commercial relationship with specified vendors, ensuring project delivery, performance and business improvement to defined SLAs and KPIs, for all parties.  If you're a Vendor Manager with a strong background in working in large scale telco/IT/Digital programmes, you could be the person we're looking for.  We're establishing a team from scratch so the right person needs to be a self-starter, agile and have the ability to work in a very fast moving and dynamic environment.

 We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience of Smart Metering or M2M.


* Please note:

These roles are being advertised ahead of the outcome to our Smart Metering Implementation Programme bid which we submitted in June 2013 and expect to find out the results in August 2013.  We are advertising these roles now, to give us the opportunity to pipeline an elite pool of talented individuals who we anticipate will join the team shortly after that date.

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