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Network Field Services Vendor Manager

Pleasanton, California
Consulting and System Integration

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Oct 29, 2018



As Vendor Manager for the Northern California region, you will be responsible for ensuring a robust delivery strategy exists to support our Networks Build and Operate project business. 


As Ericsson’s primary point of contact with our partners, you will work closely with our regional Customer Unit (CU), delivery team, and Sourcing organization to ensure we maximize capabilities and utilization of our Ericsson field personnel and third-party vendors to exceed our clients’ expectations.




  • Create, review with leadership, and maintain a quarterly strategy document for supporting the business at hand.
  • Ensure our partners’ capabilities, capacities, and performance align with Ericsson’s scope and timing required.  Forecast and track key metrics to support.
  • Onboard new vendors as needed, strategize allocation of vendors among projects, and provide a unified view of the vendor and competitor landscape.
  • Ensure a close working relationship with the key Ericsson stakeholders and peer organization to include RVP, Program Directors, Project Managers, Customer Unit personnel and more.
  • Lead formal Governance reviews with the key partners in your region on a regular basis.  Ensure the relationship is healthy for each party.
  • Develop strong knowledge of the tools, training, and data needed to manage the business and drive improvements.  Support vendors in these areas.
  • Drive vendor safety, quality, performance, and satisfaction by working closely with the vendor and Ericsson market teams.  Identify in-flight project improvement opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key personnel from the industry.  Attend important industry events as appropriate.
  • Note: the geographic area of responsibility might be expanded to cover a broader area.




  • 10 years’ experience in telecom
  • Project management, execution and / or business development preferred
  • Knowledge of local northern CA telecom services ecosystem 
  • Full knowledge of the Site Build Process
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivelent experience





Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Mobility, broadband and the cloud are transforming the world, enabling industries and society to provide better services, capture new opportunities, improve businesses, increase efficiency, and build new user experiences.


Our services, software and infrastructure support every major telecom operator in the world. The transformation that this brings allows people, business, and society to fulfill their potential and build a more sustainable future.
With about 101,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our SEK 100 billion investment in research and development over the last three years ensure that our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.


At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world.


Are you ready to be a change-maker? Learn what makes YOU + Ericsson a powerful combination.











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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Primary country and city: United States (US) ||  || Pleasanton || Consulting&SysInt

Req ID: 257633