Head of Category & Supplier Management, Inbound Supply

Job Description

Date: Aug 1, 2019

Ericsson Overview

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & 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. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

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. 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.

We are on the brink of the Networked Society, a technology revolution that will change the world for good through instant global connections and expanded freedom and opportunity. A connected world is just the beginning. Your passion determines what comes next!

Apply your ideas and insights to empowering people, business and society. Come and discover what makes You + Ericsson a powerful combination.


Are you interested in leading our company through the future challenges of the 5G industry? Do you have a passion for driving transformation? Do you have around 5 years of working experience and want to take on a leadership role, leading our people and teams at Ericsson Supply to next level? If so, continue to read

Job Summary:

Head of Category & Supplier Management

Inbound Supply, a Group Supply unit, is accountable for the Design, Management and Control of the Inbound Supply Chain to Manufacturing.
The Inbound Supply chain is a strategic asset for competitiveness and includes approx. 150 suppliers and 10000 sourced products. A Supply Chain operated globally, optimizing Supply for our 16 production units around the world.

Inbound Category & Supplier Management is a unit within Inbound Supply and as such a part of a larger transformation of Inbound Supply to Ericsson. In your role as leader you will have a great opportunity in enabling unit contribution to optimize company competitiveness. As the leader you will also be a part of the Inbound Supply Leadership team, reporting to Head of Inbound Supply, Ronald Harling.

Inbound Category & Supplier Management includes a global accountability for Inbound Supply Category & Supplier Management.


Main responsibilities are:

The main responsibility is to Manage and Control Inbound Category & Supplier Management.

• Optimize Category & Supplier strategies for Supply.
• Drive Category and Supplier Optimization for Ericsson products and ESS/EMS.
• Establish Supplier base Capability
• Optimize Capital Management through utilizing all capabilities available at suppliers
• Handle Supplier Risk Management

• Perform Tier risk based analysis
• Drive Supplier Market business intelligence
• Lead and develop the unit and team
• Ensure close cooperation and interaction with stakeholders throughout Ericsson and externally.



• Master of Science or similar


Highly developed knowledge and proven skills in:

People leadership
Thought leadership
Managing change
• Creative and result oriented, and able to work under pressure
• Relationship skills


Professional/Technical Competence:

• Supply Chain Management expertise

• Experience as Sourcing leader and leading supplier relationships.
• Insights in Sourcing process and Category steering.
• Experience of being a manager and leading organizations.

• Knowledge and good understanding of the telecommunications industry
• Knowledge and good understanding of the supplier base and the technologies they provide to Ericsson
• Knowledge and good understanding of Ericsson overall commercial strategies and offerings
• Knowledge and good understanding of Ericsson sourcing process and tools


Last day to apply: 2019-09-01

Recruiter: malin.hessel@ericsson.com


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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Stockholm || Supply&Log

Req ID: 288072