Sourcing Category Manager Job at Ericsson

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential every day. Our employees live our vision, core values & guiding principles. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.

Job Summary 

The Sourcing Category Manager shall develop cost effective Ericsson wide category strategies that are based on cross-functional requirements & business needs in both Regions & Business Units.

The Category Manager is accountable for supplier business intelligence, benchmarking practice & category market knowledge, establishing a cost effective & competitive market place that optimizes Ericsson’s supplier business. The role is also responsible for the Preferred Supplier List & internal compliance to it.

Through requirement alignment & opportunities from Sourcing & stakeholders, sustainable solutions fulfilling stakeholder requirements, policies, laws & regulations shall be secured.

Responsibilities & Tasks 

    • Define & implement cross-functional strategies
    • Define & secure implementation of a preferred supplier list
    • Define & implement applicable category targets
    • Create cost effective & sustainable category business solutions
    • Optimize category team performance
    • Develop the category business model & define best practices

Position Qualifications 

Behavioral Competences: 

      • Leading & supervising
      • Working with people
      • Relating & networking
      • Persuading & influencing
      • Analyzing
      • Adapting & responding to change

Core Competences: 

        • Commercial Acumen & Skills
        • Communication Skills
        • Ericsson portfolio knowledge
        • Facilitate diversity & awareness
        • Financial acumen & skills
        • Fundamental Leadership Competence
        • Knowledge sharing & collaborative skills
        • Leadership through cross functional networks
        • Market insight
        • Presentation skills
        • Team working skills

Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements: 

        • At least 5 years of relevant experience
        • A first academic degree or equivalent qualification
        • Preferred Qualifications & Experience Requirements:
        • Business understanding
        • Change & Improvement Management Skills
        • Local laws & Regulation knowledge
        • Negotiation & argumentation skills
        • Sourcing practice, process & strategy knowledge

 

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