Catalog Management Specialist

Employer: Ericsson Romania
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Administration - Political Sciences
  • Customer Support - Client Service
  • Job type: special project
    Job level: 0 - 1 years of experience
  • Updated at: 01.04.2023
    Job remote: On-site
    Short company description

    At Ericsson you’ll have a unique opportunity. The chance to use your skills and imagination to push the boundaries of what’s possible. To create never-seen-before solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. You’ll be challenged. But you won’t be alone. You’ll be part of a team of like-minded innovators, all driven to go beyond the status quo to build what comes next. At Ericsson you can be an explorer, a change maker and a force for good.


    About this opportunity

    The Catalog Management Specialist role is part of the Internal Buying Compliance and Support team in Sourcing PtP Process & Operations. The role is supporting members of the Global Sourcing Organization with the migration and maintenance of buying catalogs across defined categories of services and goods acquired by Ericsson from contracted suppliers. The aim is to enable for Ericsson users simple, efficient catalog buys, optimizing cost and consolidating spend.

    You will bring

    Ability to build and develop strong team spirit and stakeholder relations;
    Excellent communication skills;
    High analytical skills with great attention to details, capable of staying focused over long periods of time on minute work;
    An interest in change & improvement of work and processes;
    Basic project management knowledge and proved track record of handling simultaneous priorities;
    A business understanding of Sourcing Process / Principles overall. Awareness of category management and purchase to pay principles & WoW is an advantage;
    Excellent written & spoken English skills as the role has global exposure;
    Proactivity, perseverance, persuasiveness & influencing skills;
    Ability to train colleagues or stakeholders.
    Ability to manage big data volumes and Excellent excel skills
    Automation skills are an advantage


    What you will do:

    Migrate existing content from existing platform to the new one;
    Ensure maintenance of the catalogs in the new platform
    Ensure problems solving to the end users requesting for support in the ticketing platform
    Identify and address catalog creation opportunities by looking at historical spend within your assigned categories and market areas
    Engage suppliers to adhere to the catalogs’ ways of working;
    Liaise with Ericsson Sourcing Category Managers to harmonize catalogs usage with their strategy;
    Ensure existing catalogs have up-to-date listings and meet quality standards;
    Create end-user awareness around catalogs benefits, educate and support adoption programs;

    The Catalog Management Specialist

    Serves as the liaison for the global Sourcing Organization inside Internal Buying Compliance and Support team related to catalogs matters;
    Liaises with stakeholders and suppliers throughout the catalog lifecycle, treating that as a project, advising the stakeholders on solutions and taking ownership of issues while providing updates to the Team Lead and/or Line Manager regarding the progress;
    Manages stakeholders’ complaints, addressing concerns, observing existing rules and instructions.
    Seeks proactively to expand the breadth and width of catalogs usage and chases opportunities to expand: their numbers, users’ community, and span of products/services;
    Collaborates with stakeholders, suppliers and peer teams to develop and improve existing tools and processes.

    Other info


    Contract type:6 months determinate period (with the possibility of extending, based on the company’s need);
    Medical & life insurance;
    Career plan mentoring;
    Referral bonuses for recommending your friends to work at Ericsson;
    Flexible benefits from your favorite brands available on flexible benefits portal;
    Gym subscription (available in flex benefits together with a series of other options);
    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 case of travel, daily allowance, transport, and accommodation will be paid by the company.

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