• Sourcing and Procurement Specialist, Senior Lead

    Location US-IL-Lincolnshire | US-NY-Holtsville | CA-Mississauga | US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-San Diego | US-TX-Austin
    Job ID
    88649
    Function
    Operations
  • Overview

    The position can be located in Lincolnshire, IL or Holtsville, NY, San Diego or San Jose, CA, Austin,TX or Mississagua, Canada

     

    At Zebra, we’re reinventing how businesses operate at the enterprise edge - helping them run faster, smarter, and more connected than ever before.

     

    A dynamic community of builders, doers and problem solvers, we each play a unique role - shaping new technologies, bringing solutions to market, and partnering with companies on the front line of business.

    Being a part of Zebra means making your mark as we make digital transformation a reality.

    It means growing into a leader at a leading company that makes a distinct difference - because together, we’ve only just begun.

     

    Build Today. Create Tomorrow.

    Join a team of builders, doers and problem solvers.

    Join Zebra!

     

    The Global Procurement organization is accountable for strategically leading our supply-base, ensuring supply-continuity, and running our cost structure.

     

    Do you want to be a contributor to Zebra's growth? Use your wide industry knowledge and strategic supplier relationships and move the enterprise to the next level of sourcing and procurement.

     

    The position is located in Lincolnshire, IL, but will also consider candidates for the Holtsville, NY location.

    Zebra Technologies is currently seeking a Category Manager in the Global Procurement organization to manage semiconductor chipset solutions. This is a high visibility position across all business units within the company and is responsible for sourcing semiconductor components critical to each product developed at Zebra.  The Global Procurement organization is responsible for strategically managing our supply-base, ensuring supply-continuity, and managing our cost structure. This position will report into the head of Electrical & Semiconductor Procurement.

    Responsibilities

    • Define and implement category strategies that meet Zebra Technologies business and customer needs, and that provide Zebra with a commercial and technical competitive advantage.

    • Engage with senior leadership of our key suppliers to establish deep supplier relationships and build relationships with internal stakeholders across the all Zebra business units.

    • Effectively communicate category strategies to the business unit and influence key sourcing decisions through collaborative engagement with engineering leaders across all Zebra business units.

    • Lead the negotiation of complex contracts and sourcing opportunities to drive the best cost at launch, and year over year cost reduction.

    • Lead quarterly business reviews with approved suppliers to drive continuous improvement in cost, delivery, quality and strategic alignment.

    • Lead Strategic Component Teams (SCT’s) to develop and implement a company-wide technology roadmap and to ensure new products are utilizing parts from the roadmap.

    • Uphold company fiduciary responsibilities; actively ensure and maintain adherence to company standards and values, business controls, ethics, policies and procedures, and professional standards.

    • Support all supply-continuity issues utilizing key supplier relationships to ensure maximum supply continuity to meet Zebra’s customer commitments.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree required with a preference for Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related; MBA, CPSM is a plus
    • 12+ years experience and 5+ years as a procurement professional of semi-conductor or other technical direct categories 
    • The following Skills and Competencies are required:
      • Strategic Sourcing, Stakeholder Management, Project Management, Spend Analytics, Supplier Management, Contract Compliance, Strategic Collaboration Management, Executive Presentation, Leadership, Project Management
    • Proficiency in spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel), presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint), Oracle iProcurement, Scout, and SpendHQ (or similar programs)

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