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Sourcing Category Manager Job Stage 6,   Lagos,   Nigeria
Ericsson Overview
Ericsson is world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. Our offerings include services, consulting, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology.
Using innovation to empower people, business and society, Ericsson is working towards the Networked Society: a world connected in real time that will open up opportunities to create freedom, transform society and drive solutions to some of our planet’s greatest challenges.
We are truly a global company, operating across borders in over 180 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture and an innovative and engaging environment. As an Ericsson employee, you will have freedom to think big and the support to turn ideas into achievements. Continuous learning and growth opportunities allow you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to progress and reach your career goals. We invite you to join our team.

Job ummary
The Sourcing Category Manager shall develop cost effective Ericsson wide category strategies that are based on cross-functional requirements and business needs in both Regions and Business Units. The Category Manager is accountable for supplier business intelligence, benchmarking practice and category market knowledge, establishing a cost effective and competitive market place that optimizes Ericsson’s supplier business. The role is also responsible for the Preferred Supplier List and internal compliance to it. Through requirement alignment and opportunities from Sourcing and stakeholders, sustainable solutions fulfilling stakeholder requirements, policies, laws and regulations shall be secured.

Responsibilities & Tasks:
Define and implement cross-functional strategies
Define and secure implementation of a preferred supplier list
Define and implement applicable category targets
Create cost effective and sustainable category business solutions
Optimize category team performance
Develop the category business model and define best practices

Position Qualification
Core Competences

Leading and supervising
Working with people
Relating and networking
Persuading and influencing
Adapting and responding to change

Behavioral Competences
Commercial Acumen & Skills
Communication Skills
Ericsson portfolio knowledge
Facilitate diversity and awareness
Financial acumen and skills
Fundamental Leadership Competence
Knowledge sharing and collaborative skills
Leadership through cross functional networks
Market insight
Presentation skills
Team working skills

Minimum Qualififcation & Experience Requirements
At least 5 years of relevant experience
A first academic degree or equivalent qualification

Preferred Qualification & Experience Requirements
Business understanding
Change and Improvement Management Skills
Local laws and Regulation knowledge
Negotiation and argumentation skills
Sourcing practice, process and strategy knowledge
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