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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.
Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is commited to diversity and inclusion.
At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
 
 
General Purpose
The position is responsible for the global and regional sourcing or execution of Software Stack and Solutions used either embedded in or connected with Nokia Products for distribution to our customers. That does include mostly software, all kind of related services and sometimes also auxiliary IT or Telecom hardware included in the solution. You translate the category and supplier strategies into executable sourcing plans managing supplier selections, negotiations and contracts along the full end-to-end life cycle. You will manage several suppliers of one or more responsibility areas, work with other organisations to ensure that the material or service meets pre- determined quality, technology, supply and cost criteria.
 
Main Responsibility Area 
You are responsible for applying the appropriate sourcing expertise and standards in defined areas, monitor supplier performance and creating development plans, contacting and negotiating contractual terms the prices. You drive the subcategory strategy securing its implementation, develop and manage supplier relationships in own area.
You also collaborate with and provide category specific guidance to business stakeholders, procurement in the regions and other support functions to ensure end-to-end consistency in the validation and execution of teh category strategy. 
 
 

Requirements for the position: 

Understanding of contract management and experience in negotiating, strong stakeholder management, communication and networking skills are key features, You show business acumen, know to simplify complexity and are familiar with decision making in and leading through ambiguous situations. You enjoy multitasking, cross-functional teamwork and know to leverage it for mutual success. While you are pragmatic, curious and can mange or even drive change you are also able to ensure compliance and act as a reasonable gatekeeper ensuring the standards needed for a sustainable supply chain.
Deeper understanding of the specifics of software business are preferred, but based on sufficient existing affinity you are confident close any gap soon. Several years of relevant job experience in Procurement, contract management, and advanced negotiations is required. Experience in licensing and IT or Telecom business models etc. is a clear advantage.

- Advanced Negotiation skills
- Advanced Contract management experience
- Total cost/value analysis and management
- Financial and Business understanding
- Decision making/ in ambigous environment
- Strategic thinking & portfolio management
- Project management skills
- Working across boundaries / Stakeholer Management
- Strong communication & influencing skills
- Excellent and fluent English communication skills

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Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.