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  • Posted on: 28 August, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    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.

    Sourcing Category Manager


    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

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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