Sourcing Specialist
Nokia Location & Commerce - Chicago, IL

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NOKIA LOCATION & COMMERCE

Nokia Location & Commerce (formerly NAVTEQ) is set to become a core element of Nokia’s DNA that will spearhead our revised mission in mobile and location-based services. Location & Commerce will drive delivery of differentiated social location offerings for the wider ecosystem, targeting consumers, business customers and advertisers alike. We will create unique offerings, together with the Smart Devices and Mobile Phones business units, while ensuring our location platform becomes pervasive. We will build and monetize unique location experiences for great mobile products, the navigation industry and the automotive market.

The focus areas for the Location & Commerce business are built around our core offerings:

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Location content, delivering high-value data across platforms and industries

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Applications, delivering an integrated suite of apps, across all operating systems

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Location Platform, delivering the Map Platform and APIs, search and places

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Local Commerce, creating a high-value advertising network, providing local commerce services for brands and merchants to accelerate revenue and profit

We are currently looking for a

Sourcing Specialist

in Chicago, IL

NOKIA Sourcing is a NOKIA wide global platform. Within it, the Software & Services Organisation is responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of all non-production goods and services for all NOKIA business units and platforms. In addition, it is responsible for developing process and tools that support sourcing and purchasing activities. Software & Services



goal is to maximize the value that NOKIA derives from the external supply market.

Within Software & Services, the L&C Sourcing organization is looking to recruit a Sourcing Specialist based in Chicago and reporting to the Head of L&C Sourcing. In this role you will be responsible for managing sourcing and the L&C stakeholders in the Chicago area gut also globally in relation to indirect categories. You will work in close collaboration with the global Nokia Category Sourcing teams who are responsible for all NOKIA sourcing and also the Purchasing teams in India.

Additionally, you will need to collaborate with other organizations such as Legal, HR and R&D to ensure that the sourcing services provided meet pre-determined quality, technology, service levels, supply and value criteria.

To be successful in the role, you will need to balance the needs of the L&C business with the overall NOKIA strategies. You will leverage key suppliers within Nokia where appropriate but be mindful of a different set of business requirements in L&C that may require a different supplier / sourcing solution to meet the needs of the L&C business. You will also be able to demonstrate a proven capability in supplier management and be able to drive incremental value from existing supplier relationships while ensuring the overall supply base is aligned to the complex and evolving needs of NOKIA’s L&C business.

With strong influencing and communication skills, you will be self-motivated and enjoy the challenge meeting L&C Sourcing targets and interacting with both external suppliers and the L&C business stakeholder community. You will also posess solid analytical skills and have a good understanding of NOKIA financial budgeting and planning.

Responsibilities:
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Manages agreed sub-categories in L&C Sourcing

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Manages supplier portfolio within the own area of responsibility

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Contributes to sub-category strategy creation and implementation

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Aligns sub-category strategies and supplier base with global Nokia Category Sourcing

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Has authority/contributes to selection and deselection of suppliers

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Contributes to STP creation and implementation

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Develops and manages supplier relationships

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Manages supplier performance for business decision making

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Develops and maintains a pipeline of sourcing activity

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Negotiates contracts and ensures the competitiveness of prices

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Provides day to day support to business stakeholders

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Manages time sensitive purchases by creating and sending POs to vendors

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Leads cross functional task forces and work teams to solve complex and diverse issues with business stakeholders

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Willingness to

jump in and do what it takes to get the job done and ensure the success of the L&C business

Qualifications

requirements:
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Minimum 2 years experience in sourcing of services, software or goods.

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Good understanding and demonstrable application of Strategic Sourcing tools and processes

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Knowledge of L&C business, strategy and targets or prior experience and engagement with L&C business

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Knowledge of eSourcing tools and processes along with an understanding of NOKIA purchasing processes and tools

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L&C business related supply market understanding

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Strong influencing skills at all levels in the business

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Self motivated but also a strong team player

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Can develop and implement complex and innovative sourcing solutions

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Anticipates problems and seeks opportunities

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Strong analytical skills including some financial analysis and ability to build solid cost/benefits

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Commercial acumen/awareness and abilty to understand key business drivers

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Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)

Nokia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Job

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Accounting & Finance

Schedule

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Full-time

Primary Location

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North America-United States-Illinois-Chicago - NVT Corporate HQ

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