Strategic Sourcing Category Manager Network Services (JS 7)
We are currently recruiting for a Network Services Strategic Sourcing Category Manager (SSCM) to strengthen Ericsson’s competitive position by maximizing supplier value, proactively managing business risks, and creating value for the Customer.
As a Strategic Sourcing Category Manager, you will manage categories of spend, be accountable for development and implementation of robust sourcing strategies that link to core business deliverables while leveraging the marketplace and supplier community. You will perform end to end strategic sourcing and category management functions: analyzing third party spend to identify opportunities, developing category strategies, and executing the sourcing process (including but not limited to RFx, negotiations, contracting activities). Responsibilities will be developing relationships and provides strategic category direction to executive management and cross functional teams. Finally, you will work across other organizations to drive value and provide guidance as well as ensure adherence to procurement processes and policy compliance across the spend category
Leads the sourcing process (RFx, RFI, RFP, reverse auction, negotiations), evaluations processes, and provides procurement support for Network Services Categories
Utilizes the appropriate support tools to drive results and deliver savings
Support stakeholder spend / vendor related initiatives as needed
Lead the contract negotiation process, negotiating: pricing, key terms, service level requirements, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and other performance metrics
Manage the contract review process, obtaining the appropriate approvals prior to execution
Maintain contracts for the assigned categories within the contract management tool on a continuous basis
Develop and consistently execute category strategies across the assigned Network Services categories in support of achieving overall savings targets
Analyze category markets, assess risk, gathering intelligence on fundamental conditions and technical information that impacts the category. Develop sourcing strategies and category strategies based on market intelligence gathered
Perform total cost of ownership evaluations, perform supply-market research and conduct pricing and impact analysis
Work collaboratively with suppliers and internal stakeholders to identify and execute continuous cost and performance improvement strategies
Be the central point of expertise and knowledge for commercial aspects of each Network Services category
Lead cross functional sourcing teams / Interact cross-functionally with all other departments and serve as an effective and value-added service for the entire organization
Monitor category purchasing reports and ensure compliance to policies and procedures on a continuous basis
Identify and implement streamlined category purchasing processes and supporting tools
Measure and manage “suppliers’” (aka vendors, providers, agencies, firms, etc.) performance relative to contracted service levels and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Identify and resolve strategic supplier performance issues to ensure customer satisfaction.
Negotiate and manage key supplier relationships and supply contracts
Maintain regular contact with current suppliers and resolve ongoing issues as needed
Promote continuous improvement/cost reductions on a regular and proactive basis
Coach and develop team members in their performance and professional development
Guide and coach staff on Sourcing best practices
- Education: Bachelor's degree in Supply-Chain Management or equivalent.
- Min 3-5 years of Strategic Sourcing Experience
- Business Domain Experience: Telecom or IT Network Services, Construction, Professional Services
- Sourcing Practice, Process & Strategy Knowledge (Sourcing 7 Step Process)
- Change & Improvement Management Skills
- Commercial Acumen & Skills
- Financial Acumen & Skills
- US Laws as it relates to Contract Agreements
- Services Telecom Strategic Sourcing experience preferred
- Master’s Degree in Supply-Chain Management or MBA preferred
- Working knowledge of Telecom, Technology and IT Business Concepts
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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Req ID: 271743