IPR Business Case Analyst

Posted date: Feb 26, 2021

Location: Plano, TX, US

Company: Ericsson

Location:  Plano, Texas

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.

Our Exciting Opportunity:

IPR & Licensing is Ericsson’s global unit managing and commercializing Ericsson’s patent portfolio. The business contributed SEK 9.6 b. in net licensing revenue 2019 through a mix of bilateral patent cross-licensing and more structured transactions and business models to monetize patents. We are now looking for a Business Case Analyst to work closely with the Pricing and FRAND compliance function, developing pricing strategies and modelling business cases in the patent licensing context.


Operationally the position will report to the Head of Business Management & Finance in Kista but hosted and advised in day to day activities by the Head of Pricing and FRAND compliance in Plano. IPR & Licensing Business Management & Finance is a small diverse team working across Business Control, Business Development, Transaction Management, Contract Management, Commercial Support and M&A IPR support, executing quick business decisions mixed with complex business transactions with significant overlap between strategy, business development, execution and controlling roles in day to day activities.


In this role you will:

Model business cases for patent licenses

Participate in projects in the Pricing and Business Management units and across IPR&Licensing as applicable

Develop and improve tools and models

conduct Market and Licensee research

Interact with external counsel and external experts

Present and explain financial modelling in internal and external contexts


To be successful in this role, you must have:

Master Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or equivalent

At least 5 years of experience performing financial analysis

Strong financial modelling and excel skills

Analytical skills and financial acumen

Good understanding of economic principles, accounting, statistics, and financial reporting

Attention to detail, structured ways of working and documentation, principled rigorous and fact-based analysis

Composed and stress hardy personality with the ability to explain and present financial analysis accurately and orderly.


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 place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy 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


Hiring manager Henrik Carle

Recruiter Anika Nicholas


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. 


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Therefore employees assigned may be required to perform additional job tasks required by the manager.

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Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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