Procurement Manager - Telecom Services at Motorola Solutions

| Chicago
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Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.


Department Overview
The Global Procurement Organization provides the resources, processes, governance, systems and controls for acquiring goods and services efficiently, effectively and ethically from a diverse supply base that provides Motorola Solutions a competitive advantage on cost, quality, technology, service and delivery. The Services & Software Procurement Organization is responsible for the acquisition of all Software, Hardware and Services required both for internal operations as well as those offered to our customers as part of product offerings and solutions.
The Global Procurement team has evolved from more traditional sourcing and procurement goals by going beyond cost savings and creating value for the enterprise by improving profitability, increasing supplier collaboration, and supporting new solutions development. We are a client focused team designed to bring value and help lead innovations within the enterprise.
Job Description

In this role, key responsibilities will include: 

• Own category management for wireless and wireline Telecom categories globally for Motorola Solutions, both for Internal/IT (Indirect) use and in support of MSI’s product & service (Direct) offerings.

• Serve as Motorola Solutions’ procurement lead for the Next Generation Core Services business

• Serve as primary procurement lead for relationships with carrier suppliers (e.g. Verizon, AT&T, etc)

• Support operations in setting long term commercial strategic direction for Procurement’s engagement to the business.

• Draft RFI/RFP language in support of soliciting offers/input/data from telecom carriers for network leased circuits and voice/data plans

• Perform cost analysis, forecasting and evaluation of proposals

• Coordinate with internal resources regarding bandwidth, capacity, design, and network requirements

• Ensure logical and systematic management of requirements

• Assist in maintaining the circuit database/info

• Structure commercial negotiations, agreements, SLAs and total cost of ownership in ways that optimize capital expenditures, operating expenses, and risk management.

• Influencing business stakeholders in support of Procurement initiatives.

• Developing relationships with senior leadership. 

• Optimizing a supply base to meet the changing requirements of the category.

• Leading supplier contract negotiations ensuring a framework for a strategic contractual relationship with limited risk. 

• Providing subject matter expertise on complex purchasing, legal & contractual issues.

• Defining governance around best practices and purchasing policies. 

• Achieving targets for cost reductions.

• Implementing Global Category Strategies. 

• Performing Supplier relationship management and reviews.


Skills/Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree (in Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance or Engineering).

• 3+ years of Procurement Category Management or equivalent.

• Prior Procurement, Product management or technical experience in the areas of IT, Professional Services, Telecom, Software, SaaS applications and/or emerging technologies

• Experience working with telecommunication carriers is an asset

• Strong experience managing complex strategic sourcing projects.

• Experience working in a large, complex, global business.

• Experience running the RFx process.

• Contract negotiations without much Legal guidance.

• Proven track record of identifying cost reduction opportunities and driving significant, tangible financial benefit to the business

• Ability to support large/complex supplier deals potentially including Hardware, Software, and Services integrated solutions with customer flow down requirements

• Ability to interact with and present up to VP Levels.

• Core analytic skills to independently dive into an unclear area and make sense of it.

• Minimal travel required

• This position is located in our Chicago office, with occasional need to work in our Schaumburg office to meet with internal stakeholders. Remote/flexible work environment is provided.


Basic Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree

• 3+ years of Procurement Category Management or equivalent.


Travel Requirements
Under 10%
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
Yes


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.


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Location

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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