Sourcing and Procurement Specialist, II

Location CN-Guangzhou
Job ID
Queen Cai
Position Level


The Sourcing and Procurement Specialist II will provide support to Category Managers with key tasks and activities related to Zebra’s Five Step Strategic Sourcing Methodology. This position should have the ability to work semi-independently (with limited to modest Category Manager involvement) across the strategic sourcing methodology steps and deliverables.


  • Review and analyze Zebra spend, prepare opportunity analysis, and key reports for category strategies, stakeholders, and executives of moderate scope.
  • Facilitate, with limited to modest Category Manager involvement, the strategic sourcing process including supply market and supplier research, analyze and prepare RFx summaries, develop Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models, communication with suppliers and stakeholders, project scheduling the key project milestones, selection and supplier review/evaluations, Zebra value sheet preparation, etc.
  • Facilitate, with limited to modest Category Manager involvement, the preparation of supplier negotiation preparation, communication and documentation, project planning, contracting process with submission and management with Zebra Legal.
  • Utilize the existing tools for eAuctions, spend and RFx management, etc.
  • Facilitate, with limited to modest Category Manager involvement, the strategic sourcing methodology for smaller value purchases in collaboration with business stakeholders.
  • Maintain appropriate procurement records and documentation.


  • Bachelor's degree required with a preference for
    Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Supply
    Chain, Engineering, or related; MBA, CPSM is a plus.
  • 2-5 years of sourcing and procurement experience.
  • Excellent professional communications (verbal and written)
    with suppliers, stakeholders and management.
  • Proven spend analytical skills including ability to drive data collection and analyses, interpret and draw conclusions, and effectively summarize results
  • Resourcefulness gathering specific supply market research and intelligence that support making strategic sourcing business decisions
  • Ability to problem solve with limited data and ambiguity
  • Proven negotiations results from Strategic Sourcing process
    / methodology
  • Established customer service skills, with an understanding of customer relationship building, communications and teamwork
  • Self-disciplined and the ability to self-motivate and work successfully with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated project management skills with a desire to learn and ability to work independently in a fast paced,
    changing environment
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel), presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint), Oracle iProcurement, Scout, and SpendHQ (or similar programs).

Travel Requirements (as a % of time): Less than 10% Domestically

Able to telework? Yes/no – if yes, % of time and expectations while teleworking Y
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (safety glasses, steel-toed boots, gloves, etc.): N

U.S. Only – Frequency Definitions for Physical Activities, Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:
Never – 0%
Occasionally - 0-20 times per shift or up to 33% of the time
Frequently - 20-100 times per shift or 33-66% of the time
Constantly - Over 100 times per shift or 66-100% of the time




Physical Activities (all U.S. only jobs):
Enter in N, O, F or C as applicable Enter in Frequency
(N)Never, (O)Occasionally, (F)Frequently or (C)Constantly

N Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like.

N Working from heights such as roofs, ladders, or powered lifts.
N Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including awkward or tight and confined spaces.
F Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.

N Stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, reaching, pushing/pulling.
O Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
N Adjusting or moving objects up to __ pounds in all directions.
C Communicating with others to exchange information.
N Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
N Operating machinery and/or power tools.
N Operating motor vehicles, industrial vehicles, or heavy equipment.
C Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
Environmental Conditions (U.S. only):
Enter in N, O, F or C as applicable Enter in Frequency
(N)Never, (O)Occasionally, (F)Frequently or (C)Constantly

N Exposure to extreme temperatures (high or low).

N Outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind.
N Noisy environments.
N Other hazardous conditions such as vibration, uneven ground surfaces, or dust & fumes.
N Small and/or enclosed spaces.
N No adverse environmental conditions expected.
Physical Demands (U.S. only):
Check only one below Check only one below
X Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing.
Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.
Medium work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds.
N Heavy work that includes moving objects up to 100 pounds or more (team lift)
Must be able to see color.

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