Zebra Technologies Strategic Category Manager- Mobile Chipset and RF Solutions in Boston, Massachusetts
Remote Work: Yes Overview: At Zebra, we're reinventing how businesses operate at the enterprise edge - helping them run faster, smarter, and more connected than ever before. We are a dynamic community of builders, doers and problem solvers, we each play an outstanding role - crafting new technologies, bringing solutions to market, and participate with Companies on the front line of business. Joining 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 Zebra! In this exciting role, you will be responsible for procuring Mobile Chipset and RF solutions to support our Mobile Computing business. You will demonstrate proficiency of your semiconductor category expertise, efficiency and effectiveness of complex regional to global multi-project management, leadership capabilities, an innovation mindset and being an agent of change for the Procurement organization. More specifically, you will be responsible for leveraging your category expertise by working closely with the business stakeholders to identify, define and execute key technology roadmap planning that supports defined business requirements over a 12-36 month horizon. Finally, you will handle multiple highly complex regional to global projects and lend your industry and category expertise with other team members. Ideal locations: Holtsville, NY; Lincolnshire, IL Role may be remote in the US for ideal candidate Responsibilities: + Inspires trust and confidence with executive leadership. + Recognized as a company expert in semi-conductor and mobile chipsets + Engages 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’s requirements and supplier preferences. + Responsible for working with cross-functional engineering stakeholders to define Zebra’s semiconductor chipset architecture and 5G cellular roadmap, balancing commercial and technical trade-offs to ensure that the solutions identified enable the companies key strategic priorities. + Manages full sourcing process for the most complex projects– inclusive of supply market analysis, supplier strategy and financial analysis, competitor analysis, leverage spend, establishing business requirements, driving requirements, negotiating SOWs, contract terms, executing and monitoring complex contracts, conducting and monitoring supplier business reviews. + Independently collaborates with key stakeholders to develop annual category management plan that incorporates the stakeholder’s strategy, goals, challenges, constraints and objectives with a 1 to 3- year time horizon – key outputs included but not limited to spend breakdown, strategic sourcing pipeline, process improvements, supplier rationalizations, targeted supplier business reviews, sourcing levers, etc. + Maintains accountability for delivering against timelines, building relationships and becoming a trusted advisor with business stakeholders, executive management and suppliers. + Performs 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. + Works 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. + Contributes to measuring success, including savings, innovation related to process improvements, improved delivery and simplified proces Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: + Bachelor's degree preferred with a preference for Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related + Minimum 12 years as a procurement professional + Travel Requirements 10-15% + Direct category experience in semiconductors or electronics procurement + Deep experience w/semiconductors required + Deep experience with mobile chipsets + Strong strategy experience + Ability to work w/VPs + Highly technical Preferred Qualifications: + Ability to simultaneously manage highly complex projects, leading all deliverables, analytics, negotiations and project management details (as needed). + Ability to 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. + Demonstrated abiliity to 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. + Demonstrated ability to contribute to measuring success, including savings, innovation related to process improvements, improved delivery and simplified proces + Experience with the following: + Semi-conductors + Mobile Chipsets + Category strategy development + Strategic Sourcing + Stakeholder Management + Project Management + Spend Analytics + Supplier Management + Contract Compliance + Strategic Collaboration Management + Executive Presentation + Leadership ability + Project Management skills + Equivalent work experience accepted in lieu of a degree as a procurement professional + MBA, CPSM a plus Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at email@example.com. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/eeoisthelawposter.pdf. The EEO is the Law poster supplement is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/ginasupplement.pdf. Zebra is a federal contractor and is committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace. As a result, all U.S. based employees are subject to the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy and Procedure. Zebra Total Rewards includes more than just pay and is structured to meet the needs of our changing global business and evolving talent. We are committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is comprehensive and competitive – including healthcare, wellness, inclusion networks, and continued learning and development offerings. We offer community service days, in addition to the traditional insurances, compensation, parental leave, employee assistance program and paid time off offerings depending on the country where you work. Salary: USD 111200.00 - USD 166800.00 Yearly Salary offered will vary depending on your location, job-related skills, knowledge, and experience. Additionally, all Zebra roles are eligible for cash incentive programs. For example, sales roles have additional opportunity to earn substantial variable compensation tied to quota achievement. In most other roles, the Zebra annual cash incentive program links Company and individual performance together. Some roles may also be eligible for long-term incentive equity awards.
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