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Director Sourcing and Procurement

Lincolnshire, Illinois, United States

ID: 103419

Job Description

Remote Work: Yes

At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future of work on the front line—reinventing how businesses run and moving society forward.
We are a community of changemakers, innovators and doers who come together to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business. We develop new technologies and create new solutions with partners to help organizations act with greater visibility, connectivity, and intelligence—delivering better experiences for workers and those they serve.
Being a part of Zebra means being seen, heard, valued, and respected as you define your path to a fulfilling career. Here, you’ll have opportunities to learn and lead at a leading company, and you can channel your skills towards causes that you and the Zebra community care about, locally, and globally.
Together, we’ve only begun to define the edge of what’s possible—for our people, our customers, and the world.

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 track 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.


*Ideal candidate will work from Lincolnshire, IL office/ Hotsville, NY office/ or Mississauga, ON office*(May consider remote for right candidate)


  • 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 within the organization
  • 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 within the organization
  • Direct efforts to maximize 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 15+ yrs of procurement experience (Ideally including Outsourcing/Global team management) successfully leading transformational initiatives.
  • Experience managing EMS/JDM/ODM relationships
  • Experience leading people and creating a high-performance, high-accountability culture (minimum 5 years preferred)
  • Demonstrated success and increasing scope/responsibilities within the area of sourcing and procurement ideal.
  • Significant experience with strategic sourcing processes and category management
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Ability to build strong internal and external relationships and ability to work with Sr. Leadership/Executives.
  • Experience with strategy development, process design, project delivery and sourcing
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage competing priorities
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Proficient in MS Office

Preferred Qualifications:

Commodity Background (nice to have)

  • Electronic Component Distribution
  • Electronics: Micro-Processors/Controllers, Linear, Logic, Discrete, Memory
  • Electro-Mechanical: Power Supplies, Batteries, Displays, Print Heads, Cameras, Sensors
  • Mechanical: Injection Molding, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Die Casting, Machining, Packaging

Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability and protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@zebra.comWe will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


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


Zebra is a federal contractor and is committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace. As a result, all U.S. based employees are subject to the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy and Procedure.

Zebra Total Rewards includes more than just pay and is structured to meet the needs of our changing global business and evolving talent. We are committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is comprehensive and competitive – including healthcare, wellness, inclusion networks, and continued learning and development offerings. We offer community service days, in addition to the traditional insurances, compensation, parental leave, employee assistance program and paid time off offerings depending on the country where you work.

Salary: USD 146600.00 – USD 219800.00 Yearly

Salary offered will vary depending on your location, job-related skills, knowledge, and experience.
Additionally, all Zebra roles are eligible for cash incentive programs. For example, sales roles have additional opportunity to earn substantial variable compensation tied to quota achievement. In most other roles, the Zebra annual cash incentive program links Company and individual performance together. Some roles may also be eligible for long-term incentive equity awards.

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