Strategic Sourcing Manager
Job TypeFull Time
Job FieldHuman Resources / HR
Our Exciting Opportunity:

We are now looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager to strengthen Ericsson’s competitive position by maximizing supplier value, proactively managing business risks and contributing to the creation of value for the Customer. Through critical thinking, business development and management of our suppliers in this region you will enable a profitable business for Ericsson. Therefore, we look for you who are eager for personal growth, excellent in negotiations and critical thinking, a great teammate with excellent business mind that supports Ericsson’s overall strategy and directives – and can make the outmost of it.

The SSM is accountable for evaluating, qualifying and selecting suppliers for the external purchase and licensing of all products and services in the selected region. In addition, the SSM is also the Supplier Relationship Manager and responsible for all commercial relationships with the suppliers making sure we extract the highest possible value from our supplier base.

You will:

Evaluate and select suppliers for the site services category.
Conduct supplier negotiation to create more value for Ericsson.
Ensure supplier agreement implementation with proper contract T&Cs.
Efficiently manage key Suppliers as per Ericsson SRM framework
Ensure that sourcing KPIs & targets are met with great success; like cost reduction, supplier consolidation.
Ensure that Preferred Supplier List is in place and followed.
Extracting the best value from suppliers by executing the RFx process.
Ensure that compliance on sourcing process follow up is 100%.
Behavioral Competence

Positive person with a can-do attitude
Team player – realizing that two is always stronger than one
Dedication to continuous growth through eagerness to learn every day
Fast learner – ability to quickly get into new situations and understand how to successfully operate
Action-oriented – you make things happen
Strategic – you successfully put the decisions into perspective and make sure we have solid plans both in the short and long term
Analytical – you can quickly understand and interpret business numbers and recommend action based on them
Excellent social and interpersonal skills
Responsive and result-oriented
Perseverant, as well as open-minded, with a passion to win
To be successful in the role you are:

Education: Engineering Degree or Business Administration or relevant procurement degree
Technical procurement and/or relevant experience in categories: Network Rollout or Managed Service; Telecommunication service experience is a plus.
Sourcing Practice, Process & Strategy Knowledge;
Business acumen skills
Contract Management skills
Local Laws & Regulations Knowledge
You should also have:

Knowledge of market and site service supplier base.
Role is flexible for hiring in Angola, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya or Sudan.


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About Ericsson

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.