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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Head of Sourcing - Australia and NZ

Job Description

Date: Nov 25, 2019

Ericsson Functional Area: Sourcing

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Work Rights: Current Australian Permanent Residency preferred

Travel: Up to 10%

Recruiter: Jamie Holder - - please note that due to General Data Protection Regulations we cannot accept applications via email


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 Head of Sourcing for Country Unit (CU) Australia and NZ (ANZA). Your role will make Ericsson and our Customers successful by actively contributing towards securing short and long-term profitable business.


In this role you will be primarily engaged with the CU at the earliest opportunity to help the CU make the best 3PP business decision possible given the details of the opportunity/project. You will act as a central focal point of Sourcing for the CU staff in finding and selecting the best 3PP to meet business requirements. You will be instrumental in bringing in other appropriate groups in Sourcing or other organizations such as Legal and Risk Management in making the selections. In addition, you may provide analysis of companies, industries, or initial proposals; how to reduce risk; recommend the appropriate contractual document; find alternative suppliers; investigate options from other CU; support efforts to increase margins and find ways to overcome obstacles.


About You: 

You strive to understand short, mid and long-term business plans, and understand the spend driven by the business to help Category Managers develop the Sourcing Strategy/Plan to accomplish the work in the best, quickest and most effective way possible. You proactively participate in driving efficient planning of Sourcing needs, reducing costs while driving up margins for the partnering business entity.



  • Engage and commit to Partnering with the assigned business domain at all levels
  • Be an advisor and dedicated to business partner engagement
  • Inspire business ideas, strategies & PSL
  • Hold sourcing responsible for profitability throughout the Sales Cycle of projects and "own" the spend activity for designated customer or business domain
  • Optimize Sourcing performance targets


Key Qualifications:

  • Education: A first academic degree or equivalent qualification
  • Min years of experience: 10 years of related business experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of Ericsson Business
  • Domain experience: Network Build (NRO and NDO), MS, DGS and IT Sourcing, Sales and Pre-sales, Commercial Management, Contracts Management
  • Sourcing Practice, Process & Strategy Knowledge
  • Analytics driven engagement and Business Modelling Skills
  • Change & Improvement Management Skills
  • Commercial and Financial Acumen & Skills
  • Local laws and Regulation knowledge
  • Negotiation and argumentation skills


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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