Ericsson Excellerate Program for 2014

Applications for the Ericsson Excellerate Program for 2014 are now open. You can apply online on

The last day for the applications is 15th December 2013.


Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use the company’s network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks.


Ericsson provides end-to-end solutions from networks and multimedia solutions to telecommunications services and core technology. Ericsson is the foremost supplier of mobile systems, the leading telecommunications professional services provider in the world and a leader in broadband connectivity and multimedia services.


Ericsson has a vision of 50 billion connected devices by 2020. The company does not just connect places and people – but also machines and devices. Anything that benefits from being connected will be connected.


And as communication changes the way we live and work, Ericsson plays a key role in this evolution. Using innovation to empower people, business and society, they are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one.

Extensive experience in fixed networks and wireless technology positions Ericsson to provide next generation IP networks and the services necessary to achieve ease-of-use and convenience for users. The company’s vision is to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world.

 The Early Career Programme:

If you have passion for business innovation, consulting, technology and an excellent academic track record with a Master of Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or similar, we could have a great future together.

 Ericsson will be running a global two year programme focused on developing future thought leaders. We will support your development and provide you with the tools and network you need to succeed. We will help you better understand your role and our organization, and ensure that you have every opportunity to contribute positively to your team early on.

 We welcome applicants whom have up to two years previous work experience after or during your university education, are fluent in English and one other language and who have an interest in extra-curricular engagements.


Major Responsibilities:


Perform Business Management

  • Build transformation plan for BSS and OSS system.
  • Measure the customer’s benefit.
  • Perform business stakeholder communication.
  • Manage business stakeholder satisfaction reviews.
  • Participate in projects as a project member and subject matter expert.
  • Participate in the implementation of proposed solutions.
  • Proactively seek improvements in the methods of delivery and portfolio development.
  • Use customer feedback on technical, operational, strategic, legal and financial aspects to improve Ericsson offerings.

Perform Business Solution Management

  • Represent the Ericsson solution towards end-users.
  • Manage business escalations related to OBS solutions.
  • Define Business Requirement from Customer.
  • Define business solution roadmap.
  • Identify scopes and obtain customer commitment for sales opportunities.




The ideal candidate will likely have the following experience/educational background:• 

  • Master in Business Administration or Finance/Marketing/Information Technology or similar
  • Fluent in English plus one other language
  • Prior experience in ICT or related work environment


Critical Competencies for Success:


Thought leadership

  • Is able to integrate and balance big-picture ambitions with day-to-day activities.
  • Develops and clearly articulate how ideas or plans fit with broader objectives.
  • Not only understanding for IT environment but also understanding management how Enterprise running with their strategy.
  • Communication
  • Strong customer facing consulting skills
  • Very strong verbal and written skills providing effective communication and able to build strong professional relationships with both customer and Ericsson staff.

Strong business awareness and interest

  • Has a strong desire to understand how Ericsson works and their part in contributing to its success.

Strong analytical skills

  • Able to analyze complex issues, break down into process, function and propose solutions

Customer mindset

  • Has a desire to understand the customers business and requirements, to contribute to their success
  • Is able discuss challenges in consultative way to ensure that customer is truly understood


  • Seeks out novel solutions to old challenges
  • Generates innovative ideas, solutions, and opportunities
  • Change champion
  • Is comfortable in an environment of change and embraces the opportunities this can bring


  • Strong interest and passion in ICT (Information Communication Technology)
  • Global attitude, willingness to relocate internationally, desire and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Leadership potential and/or technical depth
  • High-performance and achievement orientation

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