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Sourcing and Procurement Specialist Senior Advisor

Company name
Zebra Technologies Corp.

Lincolnshire, IL, United States

Employment Type

Operations, Procurement

Posted on
Jan 01,2020

Valid Through
Apr 15,2020


At Zebra, we\u2019re 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\u2019ve only just begun.
Calling all Changemakers.
Zebra is waiting for you.
Do you bring an innovation mindset and embrace change for Indirect Procurement?
Join us as we transform the edge of the enterprise!
This role possesses deep category experience across different Information Technology mainly focusong on software primarily.  Additionally, the role ideal candidate possesses a demonstrated project management efficiency and effectiveness for complex regional to global projects, exhibits leadership qualities and characteristics, and being an agent of change for Indirect Procurement.
More specifically, the Specialist Senior Advisor applies their multilayered and deep category experience by working closely with the business stakeholders to identify, define and execute key projects that support defined business goals and objectives over a 12-36-month horizon.
The Specialist Senior Advisor will handle multiple highly complex regional to global projects and lend his/her industry and category expertise with other team members. The Senior Advisor is a recognized as a member of the Procurement Leadership team with the expectation to support and drive Zebra and Indirect Procurement\u2019s goals and objectives.

Drive value through understanding market dynamics; understand the software industry; and the nuances of acquiring software
Inspire trust and confidence with executive leadership
Engage with management team and stakeholder team members to drive strategic initiatives effectively balancing the RFx process and the TCO evaluation of suppliers against the business stakeholder\u2019s requirements and supplier preferences. Recognized as a company expert within his/her field
Ability to simultaneously manage 8 highly complex projects, leading all deliverables, analytics, negotiations and project management details (as needed). These projects will span from a regional to global scope and will support the company\u2019s key strategic priorities. Additionally, these projects will typically impact multiple functions and involve medium to large sized project teams representing multiple business areas
Manage full sourcing process for the most complex projects - inclusive of supply market analysis, leverage spend, establishing business requirements, driving requirements, negotiating SOWs, contract terms, executing and monitoring complex contracts, conducting and monitoring supplier business reviews
Independently collaborate with key stakeholders to develop annual category management plan that incorporates the stakeholder\u2019s strategy, goals, challenges, constraints and objectives with a 1 to 3-year time horizon \u2013 key outputs included but not limited to spend breakdown, strategic sourcing pipeline, process improvements, supplier rationalizations, targeted supplier business reviews, sourcing levers, etc.
Ability to maintain accountability, delivering against timelines, building relationships and becoming a trusted advisor with business stakeholders, executive management and suppliers
Perform significant total cost of ownership evaluations, perform supply-market research, conduct the most complex pricing audits and impact analysis for the pursuit of continuous cost improvements
Work collaboratively with suppliers and stakeholders to identify and execute continuous cost improvement programs and resolve significant and unique strategic supplier performance issues to ensure business satisfaction
Contribute to measuring success, including savings, innovation related to process improvements, improved delivery and simplified processes
Maintain a high level of product and industry awareness to keep current on best practices, new suppliers, market trends, etc.


Bachelor's degree required with a preference for Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related; MBA, CPSM is a plus
12 years as a procurement professional of Indirect Categories (i.e., IT, legal, marketing, HR, office suppliers, travel, facilities, software, hardware, consulting, etc.) and other indirect categories
Strategic Sourcing
Stakeholder Management
Project Management
Spend Analytics
Supplier Management
Contract Compliance
Strategic Collaboration Management
Executive Presentation
Project Management
Experience managing the software technology category, including all types of software acquisitions, e.g., Application, System, Infrastructure, and Cloud software. 
Proficiency in spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel), presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint), Oracle iProcurement, Scout, and SpendHQ (or similar programs)

Company info

Zebra Technologies Corp.
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