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Procurement Category Manager



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.

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 Product Procurement Organization is responsible for the acquisition of all Hardware, Software and Supply Chain Services required for Motorola to design, build and distribute Radio and Accessory products. The Global Procurement team is evolving from more traditional sourcing and procurement goals by looking beyond simple cost savings and creating value for the corporation by improving product profitability, increasing supplier collaboration and leveraging supplier roadmaps to bring new solutions to our business partners. We are a client focused team designed to bring value and help lead innovations, revenue and savings within the business.

Job Description

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Leading global, cross functional team in developing and executing a cohesive category strategy in the semiconductor space, with focus on developing a supply base to meet the changing requirements of the assigned category, analyzing market trends and business environment and long term commercial strategic direction.

  • Leading supplier negotiations within a framework of a strategic contractual relationship, managing non-disclosure and corporate supplier agreement.

  • Managing overall supplier relationships including supplier performance, capability development, capacity planning, contracting, risk mitigation, cost and quality improvements

  • Identify cost savings through negotiations, event driven activities, and alternate sourcing to achieve assigned cost reduction goals.

  • Ensure components supply assurance by maintaining the appropriate Preferred Manufacturer List with the right industry manufacturing technology capability and business setup scale.

  • Monitor current commodity market conditions to identify potential supply challenges and develop a supply continuity plan

  • Lead the Strategic Component Team (SCT) to identify and drive projects which improve cost, quality and delivery to Motorola; included but not limited to supplier footprint expansion, roadmap alignment, design rule libraries, supplier capability metrics as guidance for designer in supplier and materials selection, and part design manufacturability, to cultivate cost conscious design approach

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Product management or technical experience in the areas of Hardware/Software Product Development.

  • Excellent contract negotiations skills and understanding of key commercial terms and conditions

  • Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work at various levels of management including internal and external Executive levels.

  • A good team player, mature and self-motivated with ability to lead with personal integrity

  • Able to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment

  • Experience managing complex strategic sourcing projects


Basic Requirements

  • 5 years of management experience or 10 years professional experience.

  • Bachelor Degree in business, supply chain, finance, technology, or related field and 5 years' experience in procurement strategy or contract management.

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 Requirements


Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


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.