Creating sustainable business value through reinforced category management

| Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

CPO Club, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Speaker: Fredrik Taube, Head of Sourcing Business Development at Ericsson

6.00pm Drinks and networking
6.45pm Dinner and discussion

Transforming the sourcing function

In a changing business environment, with new commercial models, technology disruption and global trade implications; there is a need to continuously evolve the sourcing function to stay on top and acquire the needed competences. Fredrik will open the evening's discussion with his experince of how Ericsson has been transforming its sourcing function, creating sustainable business value through reinforced global category management, to leverage spend across markets and business areas to drive competitive pricing, while ensuring leading technology and on-time delivery. The goal is to build a world-class sourcing organisation, with a one-team spirit and a much deeper category expertise, globally.

About Ericsson

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology to service providers, with about 40% of the world’s mobile traffic carried through their networks.


About the speaker

Fredrik has led the transformation of sourcing for Ericsson across all markets, to more efficiently address its sourcing challenges related to the company’s key business priorities. During his lenghty career as a sourcing executive, Fredrik gained a reputation within, and won awards for being, "Top Sales Professional within Services and Outsourcing", at Ericsson. On the side, Fredrik has been mentoring and providing lectures in strategic sourcing for students in supply chain, at Stockholm University and at One Academy, Stockholm.

The venue

The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities, high-profile events and everyday bon-vivants since 1874. Situated in the best waterfront location imaginable, the hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. The Grand is also home to Mathias Dahlgren’s Michelin star awarded restaurant.

The CPO Leadership Club is a networking club for CPOs and senior procurement professionals. Getting to the very heart of procurement challenges and opportunities, it has been designed to provide a wealth of insight, expert knowledge exchange, and valuable networking opportunities.