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Global Category Manager

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Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. 
Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.
Main Responsibility Area
Is responsible for sourcing expertise in repair and spare part supply services for Nokia's HW portfolio during service support period from early involvement to phase out. Monitors supplier performance and creates development plans. Responsible for contracting and negotiating the prices. Participates category strategy creation and implementation. Develops and manages supplier relationships in own area. Creates and maintains instructions and documents processes in own responsibility area. Supports and coaches other team members in complex issues and acts as a source of Sourcing expertise to others. 
Main tasks:
Global Category Manager for Repair and Spares category is responsible for implementation of the supplier base management process for own supplier base.
Supplier selection and its approval process
  • Supplier Market Screening
  • Supplier Qualification
  • Supplier Selection
  • Contracting
  • Supplier Approval
 Supplier Management
  • Supplier Status ranking
  • Supplier Performance Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management:
  • Supplier Segmentation
  • Supplier Strategy Creation
  • Supplier Risk Management

Cost Management

  • Analyzing and monitoring of the costs
  • creating/proposing/implementing cost management measures and methodologies
Relationship Management
  • Alignment of key business requirement with stakeholders
  • ensures the involvement of procurement in stakeholders' decision making process in relation to external repair and spare part suppliers
  • ensures usage of valid procurement tools/methodologies and governance models
  • Specific Experience:
  • 5-7 years of experience in maintenance of telecommunication network or 5-7 years in procurement, supply chain management, contract management and negotiation,
  • Degree required in Engineering, Business Management, Supply Chain or Procurement.  
  • Services Business acumen
  • Decision making
  • Cost analysis and management
  • Contracting
  • Lean methodology
  • Ability to simplify complexity
  • Leading through ambiguous situations
  • Mindset for continuous improvement
  • Awareness of IPR associated risks
  • Fluent English and Portuguese

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