Vacancy: Ericsson is Recruiting

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 Title: 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
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  
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

Qualifications 
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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