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10Yrs -15 Yrs       Bangalore     Openings: 1

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Our client is a leading global provider of communications networks and services with a complete portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions. Widely respected for their technology leadership, they are a people-oriented organisation that provides a challenging work environment and a clear vision for potential leaders.

We are seeking to identify Technology Category Manager for their team at Bangalore. 

Missions & Objectives

  • Develops the technical expertise and contributes to the optimization of the Procurement strategies related to the commercial third party in agreement with the objectives and the constraints  of our various customers (internal and external).
  • Is the technical consultant across all BG with respect to third party OEM.
  • Develops, documents, communicates and updates the Technology/Technical side of the Category sourcing & standardization strategies for the commercial third party OEM (Telco application – Cloud – NFV - virtualization area) together with global category management and in collaboration with CTO & product divisions to build a strong, integrated business, commercial, and technical category strategy. This can involve the writing of white papers and in participating in the comparative evaluation of OEM components.
  • Defines the preferred parts (to build and promote Master Catalogs).       
  • Captures and provides analysis of related technical market trends for the Category OEM to support Category management contract negotiation.
  • Ensures that OEM suppliers’ (emerging) technologies are documented and meeting/converging with clients technical requirements and are communicated to R&D and Procurement. Drives awareness and use of suppliers’ state of the art technology evolutions into the internal product divisions (R&D / Bid and Proposal teams ) organization. 
  • Drives sourcing/standardization strategy adherence into the product divisions in partnership with Program Procurement Solutions/Advanced procurement teams.
  • Provides expert technical support into various processes such as product/supplier/technology selection, commercial supplier negotiations, and cost reduction initiatives.


  • Key competencies

Specific knowledge: Cloud & SW technologies / Open Source  / Procurement Processes
English level: Fluent
Access / Power Point / Excel
Specific database or tools: databases like MySQL / MariaDB

Education : University degree in Engineering