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Network Design / Architecture Manager & Engineers,   Lagos,   Nigeria
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

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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