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Sourcing Category Manager - Site Products & Logistics

Plano, Texas
Supply Chain & Logistics

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Job Description

Date: Nov 7, 2018

Sourcing Category Manager

 

Ericsson Overview

 

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications solutions & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson solutions, & more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one.

We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential every day. Our employees live our vision, core values & guiding principles. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.

 

Job Summary

 

The Logistics Sourcing Category Manager shall develop cost effective Ericsson-wide category strategies that are based on cross-functional requirements & business needs in both the North America Market Area & across Global Business Units.

The Logistics Category Manager is accountable for creating a category strategy, supplier selection, supplier business intelligence, benchmarking practice, commercial negotiations, category market knowledge, establishing a cost effective & competitive market place that optimizes Ericsson’s supplier business. The role is also responsible for the Preferred Supplier List & internal compliance to it.

The role requires collaboration and alignment with other Market Area Sourcing teams as well as the centralized Logistics Category Global Team.

Through alignment & opportunities from Sourcing & stakeholders, sustainable solutions fulfilling stakeholder requirements, policies, laws & regulations shall be secured.

 

Responsibilities & Tasks

 

  • Strategic Sourcing: Negotiate, manage, coordinate, and drive sourcing activities for Logistics Services, including preparing RFx, managing the process, analyzing competitive bids, awarding suppliers and coordinating call-off implementation.
  • Spend Management and Analytics: Analyze spend data, internal requirements, and category market research to develop category strategies and plans aligned with the business stakeholders.
  • Legal and Contracts: Work closely with Legal to redline and negotiate commercial contracts including service agreements, statements of work and amendments.
  • Program Management: Drive cross-functional projects and programs involving suppliers. Build strong collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders, functions – Legal, Finance, Supply, Sales and Suppliers.
  • Expert on sourcing best practices, guide stakeholders and drive projects with the goal of sourcing with the best total cost of ownership.

 

Prime focus is on sourcing skills related to Logistics services which includes: Contract Logistics (transportation, warehousing), International Freight, Customs Clearance, Reverse Logistics and Parcel Services. Experience with Logistics business models, pricing strategies in a tech company is a plus.

 

Position Qualifications

 

Behavioral Competences:

 

  • Leadership
  • Team player – this role involves working on multiple cross-functional projects
  • Relating & networking
  • Persuading & influencing
  • Analyzing
  • Adapting & responding to change

 

Core Competences:

 

  • Negotiation and argumentation skills
  • Analytical skills, experience working with MS Excel and Tableau
  • Commercial acumen & skills in sourcing Logistics Services
  • Communication skills
  • Ericsson portfolio knowledge is a plus
  • Financial acumen & skills
  • Presentation skills

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

 

  • At least 5 years of Sourcing experience
  • An undergraduate academic degree or equivalent qualification
  • Knowledge and working experience in sourcing Logistics Services

 

 

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) ||  || Plano || Supply&Log

Req ID: 262828