At Ericsson, you can be a game changer! Because working here isn’t just a deal. It’s a big deal. This means that you get to leverage our 140+ years of experience and the expertise of more than 95,000 diverse colleagues worldwide. As part of our team, you will help solve some of society´s most complicated challenges, enabling you to be ‘the person that did that.’ We’ve never had a greater opportunity to drive change; setting the bar for technology to be inclusive and accessible; empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world.

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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Job Description

Date: Dec 13, 2019

Ericsson Funtional Unit: Sourcing

Country Unit: Australia & New Zealand

Location: Melbourne

Work Rights: Current Australian Permanent Residency required

Travel Required: Locally up to 10% travel per annum

Background Checks: All employment offers to join Ericsson are subject to satisfactory completion of our global pre-employment check

 

As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with over 45,000 life-enhancing technologies to our name, at Ericsson we’ve made it our business to make a mark. We are on a quest, relentlessly innovating to make technology easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to scale. As a team, we are helping to solve some of society´s most complicated challenges, enabling you to be ‘the person that did that’. 

 

We’ll help you design your future! You can choose to be an expert or a leader or both! Leveraging everything from cybersecurity to machine learning, making smart manufacturing and autonomous mines a reality. With access to hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world with the support to really find ‘your great’ and the ability to rediscover it, again and again.

 

Our Exciting Opportunity

We are now looking for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to support our IT hardware, software and associated services.  Key to your success in this role will be your; ability to work with a range of internal stakeholders, ability to provide external 3rd party costing, strong negotiation skills, good contract working knowledge, and ability to understand flow down terms from customer contracts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating, qualifying and selecting suppliers for the external purchase and licensing of all products and services
  • Efficient sourcing of products, services and solutions
  • Drive supplier negotiation and ensure agreement implementation
  • Maximizing supplier value
  • Proactively managing business risks
  • Contributing to the creation of value for the Customer

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in Sourcing - working with hardware and software products
  • Demonstrated experience managing cost reduction, avoidance, contractor payment days and meeting 

 

Why Ericsson?

In Australia, we are known for delivering “World-First” projects for Australia's largest and most renowned telecommunications carriers. This is a chance to play a critical role in the success of the Ericsson organisation in Australia, whilst providing you with a fantastic career development opportunity and the chance to work alongside the brightest minds in our industry.

 

What’s in it for you?

With over 90,000 employees across 180+ countries, we have a culture that respects and supports your ambitions, in alignment with our values of Respect, Professionalism and Perseverance. Ericsson is extremely focused on learning and development, supports mobility and flexible working hours. We are also committed to diversity and inclusion and to be a responsible and relevant driver of positive change. We also offer some awesome benefits, amazing career development and training programs to provide an empowered career in a connected world.

 

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