Junior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Posted date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Moscow, MOW, RU

Company: Ericsson

Why is Ericsson a good place to work?

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency, find new revenue streams, and create new user experiences. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world ensuring our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.   We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. With over 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership.  40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network.  And, our Technology for Good and Connect to Learn programs include creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets and connectivity to remote areas, and grow businesses and prosperity.

At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big and navigate their career, on a global scale.  We create technology that helps others, from helping people enjoy their favourite content to helping people recover from natural disasters by enabling better communications between rescue workers. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world, creating new connections, new possibilities, and new capabilities.  We find that Ericsson is at its best when we bring together the diverse skills of our people. Working across business areas, across cultures, across geographical borders, across technical disciplines. More often than not, across ground-breaking solutions. Next generation technology can be staggeringly complex. But the simpler it is to use; the more people benefit from it. Join us and help build technology that makes it simple to connect with information, business, societies, and each other.

As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with more than 54,000 patents to our name, we’ve made it our business to make a mark. When joining our team at Ericsson you are empowered to learn, lead and perform at your best, shaping the future of technology. This is a place where you're welcomed as your own perfectly unique self, and celebrated for the skills, talent, and perspective you bring to the team. Are you in?

Come, and be where it begins.


We are now looking  for 6-12 months Intern for our Procurement Organization. As a Junior Specialist you will assist the Strategic Sourcing (Procurement) managers in Russia.

The intern will receive training and support through knowledge of internal sourcing/procurement practices. The Sourcing intern responsibilities ideally suit someone who is looking to build a career in Sourcing or Procurement.

The intern shall support the sourcing managers throughout Ericsson Procurement Process that also includes in mid-term to assist on cost effective Ericsson-wide category strategies that are based on cross-functional requirements & business needs.


In this role you will:

  • Support to discuss, manage, coordinate, and drive one-off tactical sourcing activities for Sourcing unit as assigned, including preparing requests, managing the process, assessing supplier’s compliance, analyzing competitive bids with benchmarking practices, awarding suppliers and managing database. The role is also responsible for the Preferred Supplier List & internal compliance to it.
  • Analyze spend data, internal requirements, and conduct category market research to provide input for sourcing plans aligned with the business partners
  • Work closely with Strategic Sourcing Managers and Legal to redline and negotiate assigned confidentiality agreements, commercial contracts including service agreements, statements of work and amendments as assigned
  • Keep contract management platform up to date working together with Sourcing Managers
  • Guide partners and drive assigned projects with the goal of sourcing with the best total cost of ownership.


To be successful in the role you should have:

  • Student of last year status; ability to work 40 hours per week, or
  • Freshly graduated with academic degree in chain supply/ procurement/ management/ economics/ finance/business administration etc.
  • less than 3 years of professional experience
  • Russian and English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint
  • Being team oriented
  • Eager to learn, positive attitude, highly motivated
  • Experience with SAP will be an advantage


What´s in it for you?

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it. You won’t develop for the status quo, but will build what replaces it. Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a company where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where appreciation and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless.

What happens once you apply?

To prepare yourself for next steps, please explore here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/careers/job-opportunities/hiring-process

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to take part in the job application or interview process, to perform the job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Do you believe that an organization fostering an environment of cooperation and collaboration to execute with speed creates better business value? Do you value a culture of humanness, where fact based decisions are important and our people are encouraged to speak up? Do you believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation? At Ericsson, we do. 

We provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic background, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age, union membership or employee representation and any other characteristic protected by local law or Ericsson’s Code of Business Ethics.

Primary country and city: Russian Federation (RU) || || Moscow || [[mfield2]]

Req ID: 539938 

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