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Sourcing Business Partner BDGS

Plano, Texas
Consulting and System Integration Corporate Shared Services Sales, Strategy, Marketing, and Commercial Management

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Jan 7, 2019

External Job Summary:


A Sourcing Business Partner (SBP) is an entrepreneurial, independent, sourcing expert that enables Sourcing to be effective through engagement with internal clients. The SBP will proactively engage with assigned Sales and Engineering Teams (internal clients) to enable Ericsson to make the best sourcing and business decision. The SBP is a focal point for internal clients in finding and selecting the optimal suppliers to meet the requirements of the opportunity. The SBP leads and engages with other groups within Sourcing, Legal, Commercial Management or Risk Management in making the selections. In addition, the SBPs provide analysis of companies, industries, or initial proposals; mitigate risk; recommend the appropriate contractual document; find alternative suppliers; investigate options from prior proposals; support efforts to increase margins and find ways to overcome obstacles. The SBP understands Ericsson’s business plans and spend.  She/He collaborates with Category Managers to develop the Sourcing Strategy/Plan. The SBP participates in driving efficient planning of Sourcing needs thereby reducing costs while driving up margins for the partnering business entity.





  • Engage and commit to partnering with the assigned internal clients at all levels
  • Be an advisor to the internal clients and dedicated to business partner engagement
  • Collaborate on business ideas, strategies & use of Preferred Supplier List
  • Hold sourcing responsible for profitability throughout the Sales Cycle of projects and "own" the spend activity for designated clients
  • Optimize Sourcing performance targets
  • Support M&A sourcing projects as needed



Key Qualifications:


  • Education: Master’s in Engineering, Business is preferred.   
  • Min years of experience: 6 years of related business experience within Technology, Media and Telecom
  • Demonstrated understanding of Technology, Media and Telecom
  • Domain experience: Sales and Pre-sales, Commercial Management
  • Sourcing Expertise, Process & Strategy Knowledge
  • Analytics driven engagement and Business Modelling Skills
  • Change & Improvement Management Skills
  • Commercial and Financial Acumen & Skills
  • Deciding & Initiating Action
  • Proven Leadership behaviors through cross functional groups
  • Negotiation and argumentation skills
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to communicate with senior executives
  • Ericsson Portfolio knowledge is beneficial but not mandatory
  • Innate desire to "make things happen"



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 some 115,000 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: United States (US) ||  || Plano || Consulting&SysInt; SalesStratMkt&ComMgt; SharedServ

Req ID: 263454