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Category Manager

Zebra Technologies is currently seeking an experienced Category Manager to manage several key commodities in the technology space, including advanced camera systems, LiDAR, and applications processors. This position will be located in Mississauga, ON, but would consider candidates in Holtsville, NY or Lincolnshire, IL, and report into the Director of Electrical & Semiconductor Procurement. The Direct Procurement organization is responsible for strategically managing our supply-base, ensuring supply-continuity, and managing our cost structure.
-Define and implement category strategies that meet Zebra Technologies business and customer needs, and that provide Zebra Technologies with a competitive advantage.
-Engage with the senior leadership team of key suppliers to establish deep supplier relationships and build/extend relationships across the business unit.
-Effectively communicate category strategies to the business unit and engineering leaders within Zebra Technologies.
-Lead the negotiation of complex contracts and event driven cost reductions.
-Evaluate complex situations to develop and implement a preferred solution for the maximum benefit of the business.
-Lead quarterly business review process to drive continuous improvement in cost, delivery, and quality performance.
-Lead Strategic Component Teams to develop and implement a technology roadmap and to ensure new products are utilizing parts from the roadmap.
-Uphold company fiduciary responsibilities; actively ensure and maintain adherence to company standards and values, business controls, ethics, policies and procedures, and professional standards.
-Support all supply-continuity issues utilizing key supplier relationships to ensure maximum supply continuity to meet Zebra?s customer commitments.
-8+ years experience in strategic Procurement
-5+ years experience negotiating complex contracts and/or product development agreements
-Direct experience working with semiconductor technology and suppliers
-Ability to effectively operate at all levels of the organization
-Ability to understand the impacts of macroeconomic changes in the industry and proactively lead Zebra Technologies toward a position that creates a competitive advantage
-Strong knowledge of category management processes and systems
-Ability to effectively communicate complex strategies
-Excellent negotiation skills
-Ability to work closely with business, engineering, and legal teams on issues to create strong commercial solutions for Zebra Technologies
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Job ID _53894_
Function _Operations_

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