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Head of Sourcing Digitalization

Vilnius - Telia
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Mes esame

I am Mikko Kuusisto, and I am leading the Sourcing Excellence & Operations unit within Telia. We are one, integrated, cross-functional team consisting of highly skilled sourcing professionals who operate in deep collaboration with all of our stakeholders, suppliers and colleagues.

We are looking for a senior manager to lead our Sourcing Digitalization and Integration team located in Telia Global Services Lithuania (TGSL).

Sourcing in Telia is responsible for managing supplier relationships, as well as deep collaboration with our internal stakeholders to meet the Company’s business needs. We strive to increase customer satisfaction and add sustainable value to our Company by acting as a trusted advisor in relation to sourcing and securing supply of products and services with the right Quality, Service Levels, Technology and Total Cost of Ownership.

Your next challenge?

This is an opportunity for someone who enjoys working in an ever-changing fast paced environment at a Company that is on an exciting transformation journey. You will team up with a big cross-country Sourcing community and will be leading a fantastic team of 7 Sourcing Project Managers and Coordinators in Vilnius who are sourcing fans and passionate about contributing to overall sourcing performance and transformation while closely collaborating with various departments in organization. We actively work to ensure that the sourcing function is perceived as adding value to Telia Company and constantly seeking for opportunities to simplify processes and work in more efficient way.

The team you will be part of is responsible for driving Company’s sourcing digitalization agenda, search for simplification and optimization opportunities, ensure the need of on demand and continuous sourcing support and trainings’ is met.

Who are you?

This job is for someone who strives to be in a driver seat when it comes to Company’s sourcing digitalization agenda, has a solid experience in project management, understands full end to end Source to Pay process and is motivated by challenges and new opportunities. In order to excel in this role, you need to confidently navigate in various sourcing tools, be willing to share and educate your team, stakeholders and colleagues, have strong networking, influencing and negotiation skills.

Also, you are independent with a strong drive. Still, you are a team player that appreciate an inclusive team environment. We also appreciate a curious mind and strategic thinking, but most importantly – you see the value in collaboration and understand your stakeholders in an international environment.

Your personality:

  • You enjoy working with people and Leading by Example
  • You are proactive & innovative
  • You are collaborative, open-minded & like change
  • You're generous to your stakeholders and teammates, you listen, not dictate
  • You simply Get Stuff Done and ensure others do, as well
  • You continue to absorb the limitless lessons, by keeping an open mind
  • You have a positive, solutions driven mindset

Your experience:

  • Demonstrated skills in Sourcing / Procurement / Purchasing / Accounts Payable
  • Demonstrated skills in Project Management and an ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Working in international organizations with complex business models and matrix organization
  • Engaging leadership style, focus on developing people and making them perform at their best
  • Great communications skills and fluent English, both written and spoken
  • Excellent team player who is able to work with virtual, global, and cross-functional teams
  • Excellent negotiation, indirect influencing, communication, presentation, and facilitation skills

What will you find at our home?

We believe that people thrive in a purpose driven and values-oriented culture. Welcome to Telia the home to your next big opportunity. You will be part of an exciting journey to shape the New Generation Telco and we promise to help you grow, both professionally and personally. We believe in self-leadership where you take responsibility for expressing yourself and achieving great results. IT & telecommunications is not just our business, it’s our passion. You will join a winning team, to work with talented people and help create ideas and solutions for efficient business and better lives.

Working in this position you will receive a monthly base salary in the range of 3410 – 5110 EUR gross (this is a reference range; exact salary will depend on your competences).

Besides for each employee Telia has additional employee benefits package which includes:

  • Annual bonus which varies depending on your performance and Telia results;
  • Health insurance and pension plan;
  • Various Telia and partners discounts and offers;
  • Additional vacation days;
  • Flexibility that enables work-life balance;
  • Chance to grow both personally and professionally with our internal programs;
  • Open, relaxed and fun working environment
  • 20 000 awesome colleagues across Nordic & Baltics


If you fancy joining my team, apply for the job!

Welcome to Telia – Home to your next big opportunity!
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Everything we do is about bringing the world closer through technology. Our 20,000 talented colleagues serve millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected regions. We’re empowering people, companies and societies. This is our business. Our passion. Our home. Welcome to Telia, the home of your next big opportunity and a place where everyone can be themselves with equal access to opportunities.