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Head of Strategy and Business Model - Ericsson ONE Beijing

Beijing, China
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Dec 6, 2018



Ericsson ONE is seeking to hire a Head of Strategy and Business Model within Ericsson ONE Beijing. Ericsson ONE is Ericsson’s Innovation incubation engine. The unit is globally spread and hosted in the Business Area Technology & Emerging Business headed up by Åsa Tamsons.

Our vision is to Create new growth businesses through disruptive innovation and our mission is to Create a rhythm of new breakthrough innovations solving real problems. Ultimately, we are driving Ericsson’s emerging business development by leading the identification, development and incubation of technology, business and operating model innovation.


As one of the three primary innovation hubs, Ericsson ONE Beijing hub will promote innovation in the associated market areas through initiation & ideation activities, ultimately leading to globally accepted incubation projects.


The Head of Strategy and Business Model of Ericsson ONE Beijing will be responsible for defining the strategy for Ericsson ONE Beijing hub and helping incubation project team finding viable business and operating model.

This role reports to Head of Ericsson ONE Beijing, Bo Zhong.




  • Live and breathe Ericsson ONE
  • Remain abreast of emerging innovation trends and business opportunities, and contribute in achieving long-term profitable growth for Ericsson
  • Defining strategy for Ericsson ONE Beijing hub by working closely with global Ericsson ONE innovation team and related stakeholders in Market Areas and Business Areas
  • Continuously identify innovative profitable business opportunities
  • Share project learning & contribute to thought leadership
  • Support the implementation of the end to end innovation process




  • Support definition and implementation of global innovation themes with local specialization
  • Define and implement strategy for building a single funding and control mechanism for end-to-end innovation with clear toll gates and regular VC-like evaluation meetings stopping projects with low probability of success, early
  • Work closely with potential customer to be able to identify improvements & new business opportunities
  • Create and Support lean start up approach to test and commercialize new solutions with lead customers
  • Provide business model coaching and development for team under incubation




  • Proven track record of successfully enabling and driving innovation
  • Senior experience in thought leadership and strategy development
  • Solid understanding of critical industry pain points and key emerging technologies
  • Solid industry relationships with key players in technology and business innovation
  • Proven experience from a variety of business and operating models, XaaS in particular
  • Business development skill, negotiation & selling skills
  • Entrepreneurial & commercial thinking
  • Persuading & Influencing skills
  • Understanding of Ericsson portfolio and contact network across several technology areas
  • Outstanding team work, networking and collaboration skills


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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: China (CN) || || Beijing || R&D

Req ID: 266167