Director Sourcing and Procurement

Location CN-Guangzhou | CN-Shanghai | CN-Shenzhen | TW-Taipei
Job ID
94421
Function
Operations
Recruiter
Queen Cai

Overview

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.

 

Become a leader at a leading company.

Become a Zebra.

 

Responsibilities

The role:

The Director, Sourcing and Procurement is responsible for the strategy, planning and execution of sourcing and procurement across Zebra Technology. The Director will establish a strategic, disciplined and integrated procurement function that optimizes new and existing vendor/supplier partnerships to maximize value to the organization while reducing cost. Responsible for establishing appropriate vendor performance metrics, and the facilitation of vendor performance evaluation. Leads the budgeting process for all capital purchases, subscriptions and maintenance contracts, as well as the sourcing and procurement function to ensure an efficient process is in place to approve and supervise expenditures. Participates in the development of standards for contracts to ensure they align with Zebra legal strategies and facilitates a Request for Proposal process for complex or high-value items. The Director builds and maintains relationships with key business functions and must be skilled at influencing and change management at all levels of the organization while operating in alignment with Zebra's values.

  • Lead the development and execution of sustainable, high-impact sourcing initiatives that reduce cost to the organization
  • Establish and manage appropriate, meaningful strategic supplier relationships
  • Act as key partner to business stakeholders and collaborate to meet functional and company objectives
  • Build and develop a team of high-performing procurement incumbents (including exempt, management and professional level roles)
  • Utilize analytics, category strategies, pricing and deal strategy to cultivate an environment focused sourcing and procurement
  • Design organizational change management processes and policies around sourcing and supplier processes
  • Define and implement standard contract development and negotiation processes and a robust supplier review program
  • Standardize procurement processes across the organization in support of reducing costs and improving supplier performance
  • Ensure ongoing awareness of market trends for major categories and proactively adapt procurement strategy
  • Leverage various analytical techniques and tools to conduct regular and ad-hoc analysis that explain current and past activity, expected trends, and potential effect of change. Present and support findings and recommendations to various management levels.
  • Direct efforts to improve profitability by supporting the Category Management processes
  • Influence senior business leaders to determine impact of changes to the Category Management
  • Help suppliers with Category Management processes and to resolve issues related to Category Management setup and/or discrepancies
  • Champion continuous and measurable improvement to the company's Category Management/vendor return processes
  • Serve as the senior subject matter expert, developing and presenting recommendations from accurate indirect procurement assessments and/or analysis
  • Gather and analyze competitive activity to understand best practices and initiate changes based on findings

About you:

You should be a strong people leader who has excellent partners management loves to collaborate to get results; curious in nature and with an inventive, driven demeanor.

Zebra's Benefits

We offer competitive pay, bonuses, benefits, career/personal growth and work/life programs to ensure that you are empowered to succeed as a member of the Zebra Nation.

Equal Opportunities:

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accomodation.

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