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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Head of Digital Innovation & Care - Vodacom

Head of Digital Innovation & Care 

Joining Vodacom is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.

And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Role purpose: 

The head of Innovation and Care is responsible for leading and managing the digital innovation & Care that delivers end to end digital innovation that is meant to not only improve user experience but also company revenue.

This role is responsible for recruiting, maintaining and growing appropriate digital applications and solutions as well as improving digital channels for customer touch points.

To define and execute digital strategies taking innovation as a critical pillar in the digital transformation. Management of P&L for the portfolio while working together with other technology and commercial teams on delivering the relevant digital solutions.

Drive down operational cost by executing the Vodacom digital strategy in the shortest possible time using the existing digital squad and relevant partners.

Establish digital Innovation and Care KPIs (dashboard) and reporting tools for continuously improvement in the overall performance of the division/sub function.

To lead in living the Vodafone spirit way.

Develop a clear roadmap for the care channels (MyVodacom App, web) and other digital channel to align with Vodafone/Vodacom digital strategy.

Must have technical / professional qualifications: 

At least Bachelor’s Degree in Economics Computer Science, Information Systems, Any engineering degree,

A postgraduate qualification in the above fields is preferred

Ten or more years of experience in Telecom business, preferably in building and managing large innovation engines

 Five to seven years of leadership responsibilities in large delivery organizations, managing cross-functional teams and/or organization-wide programs, influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders effectively within complex context

Extensive experience in commercial, Value added and digital services

Extensive experience in leading innovation functions through digital transformations in complex and dynamic environments, in order to take advantage of digital opportunities and enable digital business outcomes

Professional experience and knowledge of digital and Telecommunications industries strongly preferred

Job Responsibility

Lead and manage the digital Innovation organization and Care program portfolio

Enable the digital vision by leading Commercial and technical delivery aligned with the digital vision, strategy, and objectives

Facilitates and empowers teams in achieving high performances in Innovation Solution delivery, ensuring quality standards are achieved

Establish an Innovation culture of passion for new products and services while relentless improvement to the digital society

Direct recruitment, capacity, performance and finances for the digital Innovation and care

Manage sourcing strategy and strategic vendor/partner  relationships to achieve goals of innovation, speed and efficiency in a very cost effective way


Modern Marketing Leadership

Data Flow and Decisioning

Digital Marketing Analytics

Always on Marketing

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences – we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.