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Category Manager-Corporate Services

NOK Nokia Operations
19000004R9 Requisition #
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General Purpose:










Is responsible for the sourcing or execution of services of a specified technology or product area. Manages suppliers of one or more responsibility areas. Works with other organizations to ensure that the service meets pre- determined quality, technology, supply and cost criteria.


















Main Responsibility Area:










Is responsible for sourcing expertise in defined areas. Monitors supplier performance and creates development plans. Responsible for contracting and negotiating the prices. Responsible for creation, maintenance and execution of category strategy. 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. Leads global virtual team in own category area and is accountable for it end to end.


















Job Description:










Global responsibility of defined category area / supplier base.
Is responsible for the sourcing of services of specified area by creating excellent supplier base with the best terms.
- Responsibility for creation and/or implementation, maintenance and execution of category strategy in responsibility area
- Working in and/or leading cross functional teams (virtual teams)





- Responsible to develop end to end demand management concepts considering total cost of ownership approach in close alignment with internal stakeholders and colleagues.





- Develops and revises Category Strategy with key business stakeholders as business needs change





-Works across categories and category groups to ensure optimization of end to end processes according to total value chain





- Introduces constant innovation to Category by benchmarking and constant active personal development on market trends





-Communicates effectively to end users, and stakeholders using multiple channels. Communicates changes and implementations in good collaboration with Communications team and cross functional team members for optimal alignment and synchronization of activities
Supplier base management and supplier performance management:
Supplier base management and supplier performance in responsibility area (act as Supplier Manager to assigned suppliers);





- Management of contracting and pricing in responsibility area (including the negotiations)
- Management of supplier selection process in responsibility area
- Ensuring that activities meet all relevant regulations and legal requirements including Category Area Work Instructions

Market information and analysis
- Has good market information, analytical skills and supply market knowledge
- Ensures alignment, anticipates changes and drives activities based on supply market changes





- Aware about latest trends on Policy, Process and tools, Innovations within anyone of several facility services segments at the sub category level.










Workplace Project Material and Services: architectural, engineering, workplace consulting, interior design, project management, furniture, flooring, building material and construction services.










Utilities:   Energy Management services, Electricity, Gas, Chemicals, Water and Sewer services.










Facilities Management:  Contract management, Customer Services, Asset Management, Building Fabric Maintenance, Building Engineering, Grounds Maintenance, Food services/Catering/Hospitality, Cleaning Services, Pest Control, Waste Recycling, Reception Services, Conference/Meeting Room Management, Environmental Services Management, Cabling & Telephony Support, Space Management Support, Common Area AV Equip Management, Miscellaneous FM Services (i.e. mail room, office supplies/paper and books and magazine subscriptions).










Security & Access Services: provision of security services including manned guarding, access controls' management, key management & security risk mitigation support.





Cost Management
Acts as business enabler and driver for cost improvement by
- monitoring cost tendencies
- creating/proposing/implementing cost management measures and methodologies
- getting involved into stakeholder decisions about 3rd Party expenditure planning in the assigned responsibility area

Business Stakeholder Relationship Management
- ensures Procurement involvement in 3rd party expenditures through involvement in procurement related decisions of the key stakeholders of the assigned business area
- act as an ambassador of correct procurement and purchasing methodologies and ensures usage of valid procurement tools/ methodologies and governance models





- Creates deep understanding of end to end value chain and cost/quality impact of different levers and actively drives demand management concepts, including make or buy, ROI, Performance KPIs





-Professionally manages complex Sourcing projects (PMO background)





- Capable to present complex sourcing decisions and projects in adequate manner to top management within stakeholder organization.


















































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