11:41Ericsson Excellerate Global Management Program
Do you have what it takes to become a leader? The Excellerate program is an 18-month-long development program for potential Ericsson leaders. It takes you through various dimensions of the company’s operations while developing the skills and academic knowledge you need to be a world-class manager. The program has been around since 1999.
The three main sections of the program are:
Job rotation – There are three job rotations of about six months each where you will gain practical experience in how Ericsson works. One of these will, preferably, involve customer contact and will be in a different country. Where you end up depends on personal development discussions with your home organization. You will be given feedback and evaluation on your performance during these job rotations.
Learning modules – All participants get together once every three months during the 18-month period, for learning modules of about seven to ten days. Here, the focus is on the way the industry is changing, getting a global understanding of Ericsson, and covering areas such as business skills, communication skills, leadership and personal development, and self-learning.
Mentoring – You will get a mentor from management, and a "buddy" from the Excellerate alumni.
The program provides challenging and rewarding opportunities and you will be empowered and expected to contribute in an innovative environment. You will get the chance to develop customer contacts and experience Ericsson from a global perspective as you will live and work in different countries. You will not only be able to follow an international career path, but also get to work for a company which recognizes the importance of personal development.
Ericsson is looking for determined, talented individuals, who will be able to take us forward in the world of communications. If you take the initiative to enhance your career through consistent performance, you could be the one Ericsson is looking for. To become a leader you must be prepared to meet and overcome challenges and break new ground.
Do you have what it takes?
Candidates should have:
• Preferably two degrees, one of them a master’s degree in either business, marketing or economics
• Two to four years of work experience in customer project management, sales, marketing, or finance within sectors such as telecom, IT, media or consulting would be an advantage
• A global perspective, having worked or studied abroad
• A willingness to relocate internationally
• Fluency in English and at least one other language.
The application period is open until December 31, 2009. But we encourage you to send in your application as soon as possible. You will be asked to answer a set of questions when applying. This is mandatory.
Please add your résumé and personal letter as a Word or PDF file to your application. You can use one of the links below, depending on which country you would prefer to have your employment in. We recommend candidates not to apply for more than one or two countries.
If you are a potential candidate and qualify for the program, you may be contacted right away or at the latest after the application period has ended. If you do qualify to proceed in the selection process, you will be invited to an interview. If you do not qualify you will be informed as soon as possible.
Two or three candidates will finally be selected for each position to attend an Assessment Center. This is a two day event assessing the candidates´ leadership skills.
Following the Assessment Center, the selected candidates will get an offer of employment in the country for which they applied.
For more information about the program and for applying please visit the website http://www.ericsson.com/careers/student/excellerate
You can also apply through the Ericsson jobsite http://www.ericsson.com/careers
Go to "Search jobs”, choose country and use keyword "Excellerate” to find the ad.
If you have specific questions or trouble registering your application, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Please add your CV and personal letter as a Word or PDF file to your application.
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