Sourcing and Procurement Specialist, Senior Advisor

Location CN-Shenzhen | TW-Taipei | MY-Penang
Job ID
Yi-Yang Chou
Position Level
Senior Advisor/Principal/Senior Manager


Is the third role of three Independent Contributor roles that recognizes his/her category expertise, efficiency and effectiveness of complex regional to global multi-project management, demonstrates the leader capabilities, brings an innovation mindset and being an agent of change for direct Procurement. More specifically, the Sourcing and Procurement Specialist Senior Advisor is responsible for leveraging their category expertise by working closely with the business stakeholders to identify, define and execute key projects that support defined business goals and objectives over a 12-36-month horizon. The Senior Advisor will handle multiple highly complex regional to global projects and lend his/her industry and category expertise with other team members. The Senior Advisor is a recognized as a member of the Procurement Leadership team with the expectation to support and drive Zebra and direct Procurement’s goals and objectives.


  • 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. Recognized as a company expert within his/her field
  • Ability to simultaneously manage 8+ highly complex projects, leading all deliverables, analytics, negotiations and project management details (as needed). These projects will span from a regional to global scope and will support the company’s key strategic priorities. Additionally, these projects will typically impact multiple functions and involve medium to large sized project teams representing multiple business areas
  • Manage full sourcing process for the most complex projects - 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
  • Independently 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.


  • Bachelor's degree required with a preference for Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related; MBA, CPSM is a plus
  • 12+ years as a procurement professional of direct Categories
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Management
  • Spend Analytics
  • Supplier Management
  • Contract Compliance
  • Strategic Collaboration Management
  • Executive Presentation
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel), presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint), Oracle iProcurement, Scout, and SpendHQ (or similar programs)


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