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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Sourcing Manager - Quotation Desk

Job Description

Date: Feb 14, 2020

Our vision and purpose: “Our purpose is to empower an intelligent, sustainable and connected world. For more than a century, we have been putting smart tools in the hands of people in every sector of our society, creating intelligent technologies that drive positive change. We remain committed to this effort, leaving no one behind.” - Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson


So..who is Ericsson today and, how it supports you and the community?

In a world that is increasingly complex, we are on a quest for easy. We are creating game changing technology that is easy to use, adapt and scale, enabling our customers to capture the full value of connectivity.
Find out how our IoT, 5G and automation technology stands ready to unlock a wave of new value


The impact of your role at Ericsson:


We are now looking for a Sourcing Manager - Quotation Desk as team member within Ericsson Group Sourcing Romania. In this role, you will plan, execute and conclude request for quotation with suppliers by supporting across Global Sourcing Teams. Also, you will manage tail spend for indirect categories.

You will also:

  • Create, plan and execute RFQs with suppliers following stakeholders requests
  • Negotiate commercial terms (price, delivery date, payment terms) obtain better pricing conditions/discounts
  • Conduct opportunity analysis for low risk and/or low value spend management and scout for better suppliers
  • Liaise with the internal customers to understand their requirements and close them in the given time frame
  • Perform & interpret basic spend analytics in order to identify best available market price for the ongoing project
  • Carry out all reporting requirements (.: process/project status, progress, efficiency, savings etc.) accurately and within the specified time scales
  • Tail spend Management activities like vendor/supplier consolidation, localized spot-buys, catalogues
  • Ensure compliance to Sourcing Process for all spot-buys requests
  • Develop and update the working procedures periodically;

How your expertise will make the difference (Qualifications needed):

  • Negotiation and Communication skills (background: procurement buyer)
  • Decision making skills
  • Persuasion and influencing skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in teams as well as independently, within tight deadlines
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • 3+ years’ experience in customer and/or supplier facing roles
  • Be able to interact with the 3rd parties (e-mails, phone calls) independently
  • Be able to handle a request end-to-end (from receiving the request to closure of the negotiation)
  • Knowledge of negotiation tactics and sourcing specific tools (TCO, Clean Sheet etc.)
  • Strong command of a foreign language other than English to facilitate communication with suppliers (optional, however represents a plus).


Benefits to suit your dreams (or What’s in it for you?)


  • Contract type: full time;
  • 25 vacation days/year (yes, we give you 4 days more, because you deserve it!);
  • WFH & Flexible Working Hours;
  • Medical & life insurance;
  • Gym subscription;
  • Career plan mentoring;
  • Flexible benefits from your favorite brands available on flexible benefits portal;
  • Internal learning platform to develop your knowledge, skills and competencies & curated external content -- articles, videos, courses, podcasts, and books from external libraries such as Skillsoft, Pluralsight, Big Think, EdX, TED Talks, Khan Academy, YouTube, and the open web itself (learning platform mobile enabled);
  • Part of an active community via Brand Ambassadors, CSR Activities, Sports Teams;
  • Competitive referral bonuses for recommending your friends to work at Ericsson;
  • In case of travel, daily allowance, transport, and accommodation will be paid by the company;
  • & more other benefits that the recruiting colleagues are looking forward to present them to you, once applied.