Head of US Smart Factory

Job Description

Date: Jul 9, 2019

Head of US Smart Factory

We believe 5G connectivity will enable Industry 4.0 to its fullest potential. Seeing is believing and our new 5G Smart Factory established in the US will be a proof point of that business is transforming. Are you a leader who can and want to lead this journey? Do you have the courage and strong drive needed to go into a new decade of industry development by exploring what technology can do?

Our company, a standout performer within the Information, Communication & Technology industry, is seeking a highly skilled, high tech, experienced leader heading our brand new 5G Smart Factory. The chosen candidate will be building up the organization for the new production unit in the US. To be successful in the role you will need to collaborate with other functions, especially with product development units as well as sourcing and supply. In this role, you will report to the Head of Supply Americas for Business Area Networks Supply.


The Opportunity:

  • Build up and lead unit of US 5G Smart Factory
  • Lead and develop the employees within the department
  • Co-develop and implement strategies within Industry 4.0
  • Technical drive in the product dimension with peer functions as well as PDU and Sourcing
  • Identify possibilities for improvements and introduce new state-of-the-art production technology
  • Drive and implement digitalization cross operations and supply chain


You have:

  • To be successful in this role we believe you have excellent leadership skills. You value team work and straight forward communication. You thrive in a global environment where you are constantly looking for possibilities to develop people and new ways of working. Qualifications you have are:
  • Business and/or technical university degree
  • Track record of successfully leading teams
  • Well established network within Ericsson Supply, Product Development Units and Sourcing organizations
  • Technical skills in the product and production dimension
  • Track record of reaching results in a global organization with internal and external stakeholders
  • Analytical and financial skills
  • Curious, courageous, service minded and have willingness to solve problems together with others



  • This position will be based at the U.S. Smart Factory. The location of the U.S. Smart Factory is to be determined.


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.

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: 282540