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Procurement Category Manager - Semiconductors

Company: Motorola Solutions
Location: Richardson
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.

Department Overview

The Global Procurement Organization provides the resources, processes, governance, systems and controls for acquiring goods and services efficiently, effectively and ethically from a diverse supply base that provides Motorola Solutions a competitive advantage on cost, quality, technology, service and delivery. The Product Procurement Organization is responsible for the acquisition of all Hardware, Software and Supply Chain Services required for Motorola to design, build and distribute Radio and Accessory products. The Global Procurement team is evolving from more traditional sourcing and procurement goals by looking beyond simple cost savings and creating value for the corporation by improving product profitability, increasing supplier collaboration and leveraging supplier roadmaps to bring new solutions to our business partners. We are a client focused team designed to bring value and help lead innovations, revenue and savings within the business.

Job Description

This position will be located in the Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale/Plantation, Dallas or Vancouver, Canada Motorola office sites.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Leading global, cross functional team in developing and executing a cohesive category strategy in the semiconductor space, with focus on developing a supply base to meet the changing requirements of the assigned category, analyzing market trends and business environment and long term commercial strategic direction.

  • Leading supplier negotiations within a framework of a strategic contractual relationship, managing non-disclosure and corporate supplier agreement.

  • Managing overall supplier relationships including supplier performance, capability development, capacity planning, contracting, risk mitigation, cost and quality improvements

  • Identify cost savings through negotiations, event driven activities, and alternate sourcing to achieve assigned cost reduction goals.

  • Ensure components supply assurance by maintaining the appropriate Preferred Manufacturer List with the right industry manufacturing technology capability and business setup scale.

  • Monitor current commodity market conditions to identify potential supply challenges and develop a supply continuity plan

  • Lead the Strategic Component Team (SCT) to identify and drive projects which improve cost, quality and delivery to Motorola; included but not limited to supplier footprint expansion, roadmap alignment, design rule libraries, supplier capability metrics as guidance for designer in supplier and materials selection, and part design manufacturability, to cultivate cost conscious design approach

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Product management or technical experience in the areas of Hardware/Software Product Development.

  • Excellent contract negotiations skills and understanding of key commercial terms and conditions

  • Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work at various levels of management including internal and external Executive levels.

  • A good team player, mature and self-motivated with ability to lead with personal integrity

  • Able to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment

  • Experience managing complex strategic sourcing projects

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree, in Engineering/Business/Supply Chain/Procurement or other discipline

  • 5 years of procurement experience

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Relocation Provided


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EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

Keywords: Motorola Solutions, Richardson , Procurement Category Manager - Semiconductors, Other , Richardson, Texas

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