Strategic Sourcing Manager Jobs – Ericsson

Job Title:   Strategic Sourcing Manager

Organisation: Ericsson

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

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.


Job Summary:   We are now looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager to strengthen Ericsson’s competitive edge by improving supplier value, proactively managing business risks and supporting in 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 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.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and select suppliers for the site services category.
  • Conduct supplier discussions 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 driving the RFx process.
  • Ensure that compliance on sourcing process follow up is 100%.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Education: Engineering Degree or Business Administration or relevant procurement degree
  • 7-15 years procurement experience relevant to network rollout or management services. Telecommunication service experience is a plus.
  • Experience handling complex spend of technical requirements.
  • Must have good stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Sourcing Practice, Process & Strategy Knowledge.
  • Business sense skills.
  • Contract Leadership skills.
  • Local Laws & Regulations Knowledge
  • Knowledge of market and site service supplier base.



  • Positive person with a can-do attitude
  • Teammate – 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
  • Willing to take action – you make things happen
  • Strategic – you successfully put the decisions into perspective and make sure we have solid plans both in the short and 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


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Date Posted 2024-02-26
Valid Through 2024-03-11
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Ericsson
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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