Transportation & Logistics Procurement Manager at Motorola Solutions

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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. This position is part of the Supply Chain Procurement Team in the Product Procurement Organization.
The Global Procurement team has evolved beyond traditional sourcing and procurement goals by creating value for the business; 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 business as a trusted adviser to the product teams.
Job Description

The Transportation and Logistics Procurement Manager will have oversight for all freight, and warehousing. This position will be responsible for developing and executing long term robust strategic procurement plans that ensure that the products and services provided to the business by the selected supply partners deliver the best value outcome for the company. The ideal candidate will have effectively demonstrated an ability to continuously deliver cost savings opportunities, build a strategic supplier relationship, establish better services, and demonstrate leadership.

In this role, key responsibilities will include:

  • Global Category Manager for all modes of Transportation (Heavy Weight Air, Ocean, Trucking, and Parcel) and Logistics/Warehousing (DC’s, Cross Docks, and Project Warehouses)

  • Identify and deliver regional logistics sourcing across all business including acquisitions.

  • Ensure communication and alignment of goals company-wide.

  • Develop and deliver regional Strategic Roadmap of Logistics Sourcing in line with Global strategy to drive category Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), procurement excellence, and value

  • Define and implement global category strategies

  • Manage and report supplier scorecards

  • Negotiate complex contracts and rates

  • Engage with the senior leadership teams of our key Transportation & Logistics Suppliers to strengthen our relationships

  • Establish and lead process to review pricing and ensure that projected costs savings are realized

  • Drive management routines to monitor outcomes as per goals established

  • Propose and drive corrective actions to keep metrics that matter on track

  • Drive continuous improvement programs, develop and roll-out best practices

  • Prepare and present procurement budgets

  • Understand and plan for variances to budget. Adjust plan as needed

  • Work with all levels of the business to evaluate requirements for goods and services for the categories managed

  • Partner with Supply Chain to review supplier strategic position globally and develop / execute category strategies to streamline the supply base

  • Lead and manage Quarterly business reviews with key suppliers and identify key savings opportunities 

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Specific Knowledge/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Required), Master’s Degree (Preferred)

  • Experience with Supplier Management

  • Transportation expertise, especially Heavy Weight Air service, required

  • Strong business acumen with excellent understanding of markets and how they operate and will impact the business is required.

  • Collaborative and persuasive with an ability to influence change at all levels is required.

  • Experience with e-procurement, SAP systems, Logistics systems / Transportation Management Systems (TMS) is preferred

  • Logistics / Warehouse Procurement experience

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Transportation and Logistics industry knowledge

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong knowledge of category management processes and systems

  • Excellent communication / presentation skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to multitask


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5 or more years of Supplier Management experience including either Transportation/Logistics Procurement or Operations experience.


Travel Requirements
Under 10%
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
No


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
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
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
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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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