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Strategic Sourcing Manager - ODM



Full Time

On Site


Richardson, Texas, 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.

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Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Sourcing, this position will be responsible for managing and developing the supplier base for the ODM (Original Design Manufacture) Commodities area. This includes security cameras, embedded computers, and networking systems.

As a Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will collaborate closely with a diverse group of global stakeholders and colleagues including executives, leaders, suppliers, planners, engineers, finance, buyers, project managers, and product managers. In this role, the candidate will engage in the following areas: development and implementation of global sourcing strategies; conduct comprehensive supplier selections; analyze industry-wide data relevant to commodity/supplier sourcing; manage supplier performance for Cost, Quality, Availability, Technology, and Environmental Social Governance; manage contracts and price negotiations; execute on cost analyses for the commodity and its subcomponents/materials.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the business, technology, and regulatory requirements for your assigned commodities.

  • Leading and collaborating with a globally distributed team in a dynamic environment.

  • Responsible for the Request for Quotations (RFQs), quote analysis, negotiations, and award covering parameters including pricing and availability.

  • Develops and utilizes supply chain, business, and financial modeling tools

  • Negotiates and completes contracts with complex suppliers

  • Drive internal alignment with key stakeholders on topics including supply strategies, product requirements and specifications, and Statement of Work.

  • Monitor industry trends, identify gaps and risks, and recommend actions to ensure continuity of supply.

  • Provides input on risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management, and operations strategies.

  • Lead in the creation & execution of action plans as required to successfully qualify new supplier and ensure successful manufacturing transitions

  • Lead efforts in supplier performance improvement based on scorecards and internal metrics.

  • Prepare and lead Quarterly Business Reviews involving other departments, as needed.

  • Work closely with the Engineering and Project Management teams on new product introduction to ensure alignment on expectations while highlighting roadblocks and developing solutions to overcome them.

  • Drives cost-reductions opportunities in conjunction with suppliers and internal stakeholders

  • Lead performance improvements using strong leadership skills and experience


  • Post Secondary Degree in Engineering and/or Business Required.

  • Up to 20% travel will be required, post-Covid.

  • Regular conference calls in evenings working with Asian based suppliers

  • Minimum of 5 years of in-depth supply chain experience with proven abilities in: Sourcing, Negotiation, Contracts, Project Management.

  • Experience in a combination of the commodities identified above

  • Preference given to those who have experience working in the Electronics industry at an OEM, EMS, or Electronics distributor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Desire to learn every day

  • High level of dedication and ownership

  • Strategic thinking

  • Excellent knowledge of global procurement processes

  • Excellent analytics and research skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Great team leading and influencing skills to drive change and accountability

  • Experience with contracting principles and drafting contract solutions in addressing contract risk areas

  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently with a sense of urgency

  • Strong customer-service orientation

  • Experience in creation, negotiation, and administration of contracts.

  • Ability to assess, define, and solve complex supply chain and procurement issues.

  • Experience in global supplier and market analysis.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, ERP (SAP preferred), and PLM (Agile preferred) systems.

  • Demonstrated results in directly related roles.

  • Possess strong communications and interpersonal skills while able to work with multiple internal stakeholders to drive positive business results.

Basic Requirements
  • Post Secondary Degree in Engineering and/or Business

  • US or Canadian Citizenship

  • 5 years of supply chain 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.