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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sales, Strategy, Marketing, and Commercial Management

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Oct 29, 2018

Job Summary:

We are now looking for a Strategic Sourcing and Category Manager to strengthen Ericsson’s competitive position by maximizing supplier value, proactively managing business risks and contributing to the creation of value for Ericsson’s Customer. 

This is a role where you will be the Strategic Sourcing and Category Manager with end to end responsibility for certain Site Products and Logistics sub-categories across Europe and Latin America (MELA) as well as, the Site Products and Logistics MELA Sourcing Single Point of Contact for CU South America (CU SAM).

The Strategic Sourcing and Category Manager reports into the Head of Site Products and Logistics Sourcing (SP&L) for Europe and Latin America and represents MELA Site Products and Logistics Sourcing in the CU SAM.

In this role you will be defining and implementing the Site Products MELA Category Strategy in line with the BA Category Strategy, working with the other Sourcing and Category Managers within the Site Products and Logistics Sourcing for Europe and Latin America, with the CU Sourcing team and with the Global Category Teams.

As Strategic Sourcing and Category Manager you will be responsible for all commercial and contractual relationship with suppliers within the Site Products and Logistics Services spend area for the assigned sub-categories. In this role you will work with the Category Group to which you will be assigned, always maintaining a complete and strategic view for your category group across Europe and Latin America.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • End to end management of the Sourcing process for certain Site Products/Logistics Services sub-categories requirements across MELA and specifically CU SAM, in both pre and post sales environments. This includes preparing and running the RFX process (including use of eAuction), evaluating and selecting suppliers, conducting supplier and contract negotiation
  • Contributing to margin improvement and profitability through the delivery of cost savings (including Full Potential) for CU SAM
  • Supporting and implementing low cost suppliers/ alternative solutions which will deliver cost savings
  • Creating and implementing a sub-category strategy for Europe and Latin America, in line with the global category strategy but taking into account geographical and project specific requirements. The aim of the category strategy is to deliver margin improvement savings to the Customer Units in MELA
  • Developing a supplier strategy for key Site Products/Logistics suppliers across MELA and specifically CU SAM
  • As CU SPOC, you will be part of the CU SAM Sourcing team, representing SP&L and involving other colleagues within the SP&L Sourcing team as necessary, depending on the business requirements


Key Qualifications:

  • Degree in Engineering or in Business or in Supply Chain Management



  • English essential, Spanish essential



  • Broad and long experience with sourcing / purchasing experience (buying products experience would be a plus)
  • Strong negotiation experience
  • Knowledge in the telecom product market would be a plus



  • Business Integrity and compliance with business ethics are essential


Behavioral competences:

  • Commercial thinking
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Consultative skills being able to orchestrate and enabling efficient decision making
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • Working autonomously


Core Competences:

  • Contract negotiation Skills
  • Pricing and terms and condition negotiation Skills
  • Ability to run end to end Procurement Process
  • Commercial Acumen & Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Financial Acumen & Skills
  • Local Laws & Regulations Knowledge


Why is Ericsson a great place to work?

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 create 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 create 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. Join us today.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.



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Primary country and city: Argentina (AR) || || Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires || SalesStratMkt&ComMgt

Req ID: 260161