Zebra's Indirect Procurement department acts as a business partner providing value add through collaboration with our businesses to achieve their goals by identifying and matching vendors with products/projects, creating flexible contracts with vendors that can change with your long term strategy, maintaining relationships with the suppliers to ensure suppliers a performing well, and is focused on maximizing total value for the cost.
The first of three Independent Contributor roles that builds category expertise, displays efficiency and effectiveness of regional project management, brings an innovation mindset and embraces the change for Indirect Procurement.
More specifically, the Software Sourcing and Procurement Specialist provides leadership and project management with the capability to manage and deliver regionally and globally focused projects from the simple to complex.
Additionally, he/she possesses category experience across different Information Technology (focusing on Software primarily) categories, which allows for flexible work assignments.
Lastly, the key focus for the Software Sourcing and Procurement Specialist role is to support the business stakeholders to identify, define and execute key projects that support their defined business goals and objectives over a 12-36-month horizon.
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’s requirements and supplier preferences.
Ability to simultaneously manage 2-3 simple to moderately complex projects, supporting all deliverables, analytics, negotiations and project management details. These projects will generally be regional in scope and will support the business function’s goals and objectives. Typically, these projects will have a single function impact and involve small sized project teams representing the primary business area.
Work on full sourcing process– 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.
Drive value through understanding market dynamics; understand the software industry; and the nuances of acquiring software.
With little instruction, collaborate 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.
Ability to maintain accountability, delivering against timelines, building relationships and becoming a trusted advisor with business stakeholders, executive management and suppliers.
Perform total cost of ownership evaluations, perform supply-market research and conduct 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 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.
Preferred Education and Work Experience:
Bachelor's degree prefered MBA, CPSM is a plus.
5+ years of IT procurement experience required in strategic sourcing with responsibilities for large, complex negotiations with vendors and a proven record of achieving bottom-line savings for year-over year sustainable cost reduction
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).
Key Skills and Competencies
Strategic Collaboration Management
Additional Salary Information: base plus bonus and full competitive benefits
Internal Number: 85033
About Zebra Technologies
Zebra empowers those on the front line in retail, healthcare, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and other industries to achieve a performance edge - an edge that translates to delighted customers, good patient outcomes and superior business results.
As the pioneer at the edge of the enterprise, our products, software, services, analytics and solutions are used to intelligently connect your people, assets and data. With decades of industry experience, we design with front-line users and workplaces in mind, giving you the best-action guidance needed to optimize in-motion operations and make business-critical decisions.
With over 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we are committed to delivering industry-tailored solutions that help our customers capture their edge.
Year Founded: 1969
Channel Partners: 10,000+
Global Sales 2018: $4.22B USD
Global Offices: 100+ in 45 countries
Zebra Portfolio: Barcode Printing, Mobile Computing, Data Capture, Locationing, Data Platforms, Software, Services, Supplies