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Global Category Manager - Procurement Services (R21496_Chicago)




Full Time


Chicago, Illinois, United States

Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments — when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments — when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn’t miss the school bus home.

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.

Department OverviewThe Supply Chain and Procurement organization is a fast-paced and dynamic environment, delivering best-in-class communications equipment and solutions for customers around the world. Our purpose is to deliver exceptional value and customer experience through agility, speed, and collaboration. We plan what products and services are needed, source efficiently and ethically from a diverse supply base, launch new products, make and deliver solutions on time, and exceed customer expectations through outstanding quality, service and support. We are a central point in our efforts to bring value and lead technology innovation.

The Procurement team is moving beyond traditional sourcing goals to create value for the enterprise by improving profitability, increasing supplier collaboration, and supporting new solution development. We are a client focused team designed to bring value and help lead innovations within the enterprise.
Job Description

This role provides essential procurement and supplier expertise in the areas of strategic sourcing and category management with strong commercial and contractual experience with a high focus on Cyber Security and Network Operation activities. This role will deliver high quality, innovative and proven cost-effective methodologies to support company and department objectives. This role will interface and foster a collaborative environment with cross functional teams. This role requires exceptional verbal and written communication, strong organizational and time management skills.

In this role, key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and execute long term agreements through formal RFx methodologies

  • Analyze spend data and industry dynamics to identify, prioritize, and launch sourcing initiatives

  • Achieve savings goals

  • Establish positive relationships across the business units to ensure active and early participation in supplier related matters

  • Collaborates with business stakeholders to understand requirements and current gaps and challenges to develop best strategic sourcing strategies

  • Lead supplier contract renewals and leverage competitive pricing, quality and customer service

  • Develop strategic relationships with existing or new key suppliers and ensure appropriate engagement levels exist to drive partnership objectives

  • Identify process improvements to increase efficiencies and maximize spend opportunity

  • Provide guidance to internal stakeholders on business initiatives and procurement strategies

  • Coaches and mentors other members of the procurement team on procurement and sourcing best practices

In this role, specific skills/knowledge/experiences will include:

  • Lead and execute long term agreements through formal RFx methodologies

  • Analyze spend data and industry dynamics to identify, prioritize, and launch sourcing initiatives

  • Achieve savings goals

  • Expert in negotiation skills in both financial and business matters, including commercial terms and risk mitigation for strategic contracts

  • Experience managing and negotiating large, enterprise-wide contracts

  • Experience with the execution of the RFx development from bid to contract execution

  • Experience using an eProcurement platform, procure-to-pay process

  • Must have a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation

  • Demonstrate success with managing a project/program to completion

  • Experience with international procurement is a plus

  • Relevant Data Protection / Privacy Management qualification desirable.

  • Exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses

  • Creative problem solver and ability to build relationships across teams and with vendors

Note: Candidate may reside anywhere in the Mid-West with 10% travel to Chicago office.


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Information Technology or a related program or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field

  • 5+ years of Procurement Category Management or relevant experience

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Any employee who is not vaccinated must wear a mask at all times when at a Motorola Solutions site or otherwise meeting with other Motorola Solutions employees or customers. Employees who have submitted proof of vaccination must follow site-specific or local mask requirements. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees.

Travel RequirementsUnder 10%
Relocation ProvidedNone
Position TypeExperienced
Referral Payment PlanYes

Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

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.