Alcatel-Lucent SIPO Regional Category Manager in Budapest, Hungary


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.

  • G * e * n * e * r * a * l Purpose: * The person is responsible f o r the sourcing or execution of components, materials, products or services of a specified technology or product area. Manages suppliers of one or more responsibility areas. Works with other organisations to ensure that the material or service meets pre­ determined quality, technology, supply and cost criteria.

  • M * a * i ** n Responsibility Area: * The person i s responsible for sourcing expertise in defined areas. Monitors supplier performance and creates development plans. Responsible for contracting and negotiating the prices with local/regional suppliers in Europe which aren t covered by global category managers. Monthly/Quarterly price negiotations . P a r t i c i pa t e s in subcommodity strategy creation and/or 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.

  • J * o * b Description: * A s a Regional Category Manager in IT and Telecom Category Europe within Indirect Procurement in the region your key responsibilities includes sourcing of IT hardware products across the region. Thus you will be the main interface between internal & external stakeholders and global Category Managers inside Procurement to align and execute category strategy and standardizing IPO approach across your countries of responsibility. In addition you will ensure correct supply, act as Supplier Manager and Consultant in a Cross Functional Team for your internal stakeholders to ensure optimized alignment, cost and processes. Follow up of projects and orders. Project manager. Backlog discussions with suppliers. Supplier s price list need to be turned into load files for getting the catalogues online in MyOrders and SRM. Responsible for monthly catalogue updates in MyOrders.; Challenging all requests in MyOrders to get them re-routed to preferred suppliers. Supplier consolidations. Get rid of long tail of 500 suppliers.

S O X control and operational procurement work flow will be part of your daily work.


Y o u have bachelor degree and 5­-7 years related work experience in sourcing. You have a background in and good knowledge of IT hardware products. You have a broad knowledge of the supplier market in Europe or a certain Sub­Region. Additionally, you are experienced in contracting, quality management and cost analysis and management. You also possess good capabilities for strategic thinking and decision making. What s more, you have a good end­to­end process understanding including operative purchasing processes. You are fluent in English. Knowledge in minimum 1­- 2 additional languages would be favorable.

P e r s ona l Attributes: You are an experienced negotiator and have strong communication and networking skills. Through your personal working style you are capable of encouraging and influencing others. Strong capability in leading virtual teams and coaching others is also required. As single point of contact for your responsibilities in your sub region you are able to communicate in a multicultural environment and structure your day to day business highly independent. You are a team player.

Job: fNokia Direct Sourcing

Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-Hungary-Budapest

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 17000007VR