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Sourcing Category Manager At Ericsson

Date Posted: 29/Jan/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Ericsson Overview

Ericsson is world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. Our offerings include services, consulting, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology.
Using innovation to empower people, business and society, Ericsson is working towards the Networked Society: a world connected in real time that will open up opportunities to create freedom, transform society and drive solutions to some of our planet’s greatest challenges.
We are truly a global company, operating across borders in over 180 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture and an innovative and engaging environment. As an Ericsson employee, you will have freedom to think big and the support to turn ideas into achievements. Continuous learning and growth opportunities allow you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to progress and reach your career goals. We invite you to join our team.


Job ummary

The Sourcing Category Manager shall develop cost effective Ericsson wide category strategies that are based on cross-functional requirements and business needs in both Regions and Business Units. The Category Manager is accountable for supplier business intelligence, benchmarking practice and category market knowledge, establishing a cost effective and competitive market place that optimizes Ericsson’s supplier business. The role is also responsible for the Preferred Supplier List and internal compliance to it. Through requirement alignment and opportunities from Sourcing and stakeholders, sustainable solutions fulfilling stakeholder requirements, policies, laws and regulations shall be secured.


Responsibilities & Tasks:

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

Core Competences

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

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

  • Minimum Qualififcation & Experience Requirements
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience
  • A first academic degree or equivalent qualification

  • Preferred Qualification & Experience Requirements
  • Business understanding
  • Change and Improvement Management Skills
  • Local laws and Regulation knowledge
  • Negotiation and argumentation skills
  • Sourcing practice, process and strategy knowledge


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