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Kampala, Uganda



March 6, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Ericsson Uganda is a key player in the telecommunications landscape of Uganda, contributing significantly to the country's digital transformation. As part of the global Ericsson network, Ericsson Uganda leverages advanced technologies and expertise to provide cutting-edge solutions tailored to the local market. The company focuses on delivering high-quality network infrastructure, digital services, and managed services to support the growth and efficiency of Uganda's telecommunications industry.

Ericsson Uganda is instrumental in the deployment and expansion of 4G and 5G networks across the country, enhancing connectivity and enabling faster, more reliable communication services. This infrastructure is crucial for supporting Uganda's digital economy, facilitating innovations in areas such as mobile banking, e-commerce, and digital education. The company's work in 5G technology also paves the way for advancements in the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city initiatives, which are vital for the country's development.

Committed to sustainability, Ericsson Uganda implements energy-efficient solutions and sustainable practices in its operations. The company works closely with local telecom operators and government agencies to promote digital inclusion, ensuring that more Ugandans have access to reliable and affordable communication services. This effort is particularly important in bridging the digital divide and empowering underserved communities.

Ericsson Uganda also invests in local talent development through training programs and partnerships with educational institutions. These initiatives aim to build a skilled workforce capable of driving the country's ICT sector forward. By nurturing local expertise, Ericsson Uganda contributes to the overall economic growth and technological advancement of Uganda.

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Job Title

Strategic Sourcing Manager job at Ericsson

Job Description

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.

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%.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • 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


  • 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

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How to Apply

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