Head of Strategy & Operational Development for Sourcing Service Center (SSC)
Ericsson Romania
Bucharest, RO
3 zile în urmă
source : Undelucram.ro

As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with more than 54,000 patents to our name, we’ve made it our business to make a mark.

When joining our team at Ericsson you are empowered to learn, lead and perform at your best, shaping the future of technology.

This is a place where you're welcomed as your own perfectly unique self and celebrated for the skills, talent, and perspective you bring to the team. Are you in?

Come, and be where it begins.

Our Exciting Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced professional with curiosity, high energy, hunger for success and who desires a role which will test their ability.

This person will lead our Strategy and Execution activities cross our +100 person Sourcing Services Center (SSC) with primary operations based in Romania, Mexico and China.

You will be challenged to generate value for Ericsson by driving our SSC to become a World Class Sourcing Enablement Function and by truly developing our Operational Sourcing muscle.

As the SSC Transformation Program lead you will coordinate between existing change programs, and bring your hands-on, proven delivery track record from previous SSC Transformations to build our SSC strategy for the future.

You will drive our SSC execution towards that 2023 strategy, including Service Line adoption, continuous improvement, and increased efficiency as the primary focus.

You will report directly to the Head of Sourcing Service Center and be part of the SSC leadership team!

  • The Head of Strategy & Operational Development for SSC has accountability to shape the strategic direction of the Sourcing Shared Services unit in alignment with the overall Global Sourcing strategy;
  • and to develop and improve the execution of the unit. This position will be the program leader for SSC Transformation Program which will create a World Class Sourcing Enablement Function and develop our Operational Sourcing muscle , while coordinating with several other Focus Programs.

    These programs include the Category Offload Program, the Onboarding Simplification Program, the Finance PtP Transformation Program, the Digital Lighthouse 12 Program, and the Transactional Sourcing Suite (TSS) Program.

    The SSC Transformation Program will incorporate input from both internal and external sources!

    This position is responsible to deliver business value and stakeholder satisfaction through efficient and effective application of the Sourcing Policy, Sourcing Directive and all relevant sourcing instructions and processes.

    This responsibility includes identifying and influencing improvements to our Sourcing guiding documents.

    This is an individual contributor position. You will have access to, and potential engagement with, every member of the SSC in the context of performance management, efficiency drive and continuous improvement.

    This position will have responsibility to create and deliver monthly and ad hoc operational performance measures that visualize the SSC performance across all Service Lines and across all Balanced Scorecard KPIs and relevant measurements.

    The primary interfaces for this position include the Head of SSC, the SSC Leadership Team, the Head of Sourcing Strategy & Execution (and team), the Head of Source to Agreement & Operations (and team), the Head of Purchase to Pay & Compliance (and team) and the Global Sourcing Leadership Team.

    Given the broad set of interfaces, flexibility, cultural sensitivity and time zone coverage are important aspects.

    You will

  • Develop and implement the strategy for sourcing shared services
  • Shape and drive the SSC Transformation Program as the program manager
  • Actively recognize emerging trends, problems, and business needs
  • Lead automation and digital engagement initiatives e.g. RPA deployments
  • Provide creative solutions to be applied wherever necessary by designing, developing and securing deployment of strategies, policies, processes and tools across our Sourcing Shared Services Organization
  • Develop and maintain the SSC governance model
  • Drive governance meetings (incl SSC Operational reviews and stakeholder governance)
  • Be responsible for operational execution and operating practices
  • Take on project manager roles for selected strategic projects within the unit
  • To be successful in the role you must have

  • Ability to lead and empower hard-working teams without direct reporting lines
  • Knowledge and understanding of market trends and Best in Class practices for Sourcing and Shared Services organizations
  • Global attitude and ability to motivate change and results in a matrix organization
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of sourcing processes and strategy development and deployment process
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and digitization of workflows in a shared service setting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience leading change and transformation programs
  • Prefer experience working in other sourcing job roles
  • Experience working in or with shared services operations
  • Key Qualifications :

  • Qualified professional with 5-10 years of strategic sourcing experience (Source-to-Pay)
  • Sourcing Practice, Process & Strategy Knowledge
  • Curious and courageous
  • Analytical and fact-based decision making
  • Change & Improvement Management skills
  • Commercial and Financial foresight & skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Positive, can-do attitude (a must have)
  • Outstanding collaboration skills with proven ability to work cross-organization to accomplish shared goals
  • Business-minded, consultative approach
  • Process and rule oriented
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Behavioral Competences :

  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Analyzing
  • Ability to deliver results & meet expectations
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Coaching & Mentoring Skills
  • Knowledge Sharing & Collaboration Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • OHS Knowledge & Skills
  • Strategy Development and Execution knowledge & skills
  • Core Competences

  • Proficiency in English
  • Leadership Competence
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Consultative skills
  • Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the field of business, finance, legal or management
  • Master’s degree preferred, in the field of business, finance, legal or management
  • Primary Location :

  • The position has location flexibility for the right candidate. Europe and the USA are preferred locations.
  • What s in it for you?

    Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of fearless decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds you will be redefining it! You won’t develop for the status quo but will build what replaces it.

    Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, and where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls.

    You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where appreciation and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority.

    Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your chance to create an impact is endless!

    Also, we are offering :

  • Contract type : full time;
  • 25 vacation days / year;
  • Medical & life insurance;
  • Career plan mentoring;
  • WFH & Flexible Working Hours;
  • Flexible benefits from your favorite brands available on the flexible benefits portal;
  • Internal learning platform to develop your knowledge, skills, and proficiencies & 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);
  • In the case of travel, daily allowance, transport, and accommodation will be paid by the company;
  • Part of an active community via Brand Ambassadors, CSR Activities, Sports Teams.
  • What happens once you apply

    Read about the next steps here . For your preparation and reference, here is our overall Brand video and some insights about our innovations in 5G

    Do you believe that an organization fostering an environment of cooperation and collaboration to execute with speed creates better business value?

    Do you value a culture of humanness, where fact-based decisions are important, and our people are encouraged to speak up?

    Do you believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation? At Ericsson, we do.


    Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do.

    We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth.

    We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.

    Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, learn more .

    Primary country and city : Romania (RO) Romania : Bucharest : Bucharest

    Req ID : 648645

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