Sourcing Category Manager Infrastructure SW

Job Description

Date: Oct 9, 2019

Why is Ericsson a good place to work
Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency, find new revenue streams, and create new user experiences. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world ensuring our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.   We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. With close to 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership.  40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network.  And, our Technology for Good and Connect to Learn programs include creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets and connectivity to remote areas, and grow businesses and prosperity.

 

At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big and navigate their career, on a global scale.  We create technology that helps others, from helping people enjoy their favourite content to helping people recover from natural disasters by enabling better communications between rescue workers. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world, creating new connections, new possibilities, and new capabilities.  We find that Ericsson is at its best when we bring together the diverse skills of our people. Working across business areas, across cultures, across geographical borders, across technical disciplines. More often than not, across ground-breaking solutions. Next generation technology can be staggeringly complex. But the simpler it is to use; the more people benefit from it. Join us and help build technology that makes it simple to connect with information, business, societies, and each other.

 

Job Summary:
The Category Infrastructure SW is highly active and dynamic. The area is moving quickly both from technical and business eco systems point of view and as the Category Manager you need to develop an understanding of the supplier market including both existing and possible new suppliers that would make up the building blocks for virtualization and cloud deployments.


In this role, your contributions will be to define and drive the Category strategy, targets and key performance indicators (KPIs) and work to secure a Category Supplier base that supports Ericsson current & future business needs. The role includes tight coordination with business- and product stakeholders.

 

Responsibilities:
• You will develop, implement and drive Category Strategy
• You will identify and Perform business intelligence and benchmark
• Administer supplier base and supplier classification
• You will define Supplier targets and critical metrics
• Negotiate with Suppliers in the Category
• Create cost effective category solutions and business models
• You will optimize category performance

 

Key Qualifications:
• Education: MSc, MBA or similar
• Minimum years of experience: 10 years of industry experience
• Domain experience: Virtualization, Cloud, containers, kubernetes, open source
• Sourcing Practice, Process & Strategy Knowledge
• Change & Improvement Management Skills
• Commercial Acumen & Skills
• Market Insight
• Negotiation Skills
• Relating & Networking

 

Application
The selection and interview process is ongoing, so send your application in English as soon as it is ready. If you have specific questions you are welcome to email recruiter at kamila.zych@ericsson.com

 

Location: Kista, Sweden

 

Last day to apply is the 23rd of October, 2019.

 

We welcome the opportunity to meet you!

 

 

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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Stockholm || SharedServ

Req ID: 289608