Ericsson Careers

Strategic Sourcing Excellence Manager (New Grad)

Plano, Texas
Consulting and System Integration Supply Chain & Logistics

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Jan 22, 2019



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 Sourcing Excellence team is transforming Ways of Working within Strategic Sourcing by optimizing value including eliminating wastes. We provide several consulting services including: creating actionable analytics with visualization, leading sprint performance improvement projects, elevating our sourcing methodology with leading practices and developing competences to be a frontline commercial function.

The Sourcing Excellence Analyst increases value for Ericsson from involvement with business, operational, organizational, technology and competence subject matters.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  1. Visual Analytics – Leverage Tableau to identify and drive opportunities to optimize value (UM, Working Capital, etc.)
  2. B2BCM Analysis – Leverage the new Bid-to-Bid, Bid-to-Current, Bid-to-Market tool to analyze all bid proposals from suppliers. Provide price feedback and intelligence to leverage in negotiations.
  3. Sourcing Events Consultant – Consult with Category Managers to develop Sourcing Events with the end in mind. Guide them through the process and help build the best Sourcing Event.
  4. Performance Improvement – Leverage Lean and Six Sigma to reduce non-value add activities and eliminate defects throughout sourcing processes (SBP, Strategic Sourcing, SRM, CLM and potentially P2S)



Position Qualifications

  • Strong Excel and/or database knowledge is required
  • Previous Tableau experience is preferred


Behavioral Competences:

  • Adhering to Principles & Values
  • Relating & Networking
  • Persuading & Influencing
  • Learning & Researching
  • Achieving Personal Work Goals & Objectives
  • Positive Attitude and Personality


Core Competences:

  • Change & Improvement Management Skills
  • Basic Negotiation & Argumentation Skills
  • Basic Project Management Skills
  • Team working Skills
  • Able to work with a group


Preferred Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree. No previous work experience is required, but some work experience is preferred.


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 || Consulting&SysInt; Supply&Log

Req ID: 268663