Sr. Purchasing Manager

Motorola Solutions - Richmond, BC (4 months ago)

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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
At Motorola Solutions we are helping solve some of the biggest challenges around safety and physical security by developing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and products that are used to help keep people, businesses, and cities around the world safer. Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, designs, develops, and manufactures advanced AI, video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions that help change the way people interact with their security systems.

Job Description

The senior purchasing manager will execute the strategic vision for procuring raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods to support changing customer requirements.

Transform the procurement team from a traditional, tactical group to a progressive, collaborative and strategic team, adding value.
Evaluate, make recommendations, and develop organization-wide procurement policies and procedures for the implementation of standard best practices.
Support regional manufacturing with ad-hoc requests requiring supplier deliveries to meet customer requirements.
Develop and manage process to mitigate supply delays and constraints.
Manage and mentor the Purchasing team, including setting performance objectives, regular team meetings and communicating direction and changes, and training
Create an efficient procurement culture based on strong process, continuous improvement, and team development.
Maintain day-to-day supplier relationships and act as the key point of contact for all supplier escalations
Implement innovative ideas within the supply base and communicate to business teams.
Analyze complex situations and data, providing creative solutions to achieve desired result
Value the benefit of business and process changes through total cost and value analysis.
Drive accountability and provide strong leadership to direct reports.
Develop metrics and use data to drive continuous improvement into support of business management and strategy.
Liaise with Engineering on material requirements for the transition of new and existing products into manufacturing.

Bachelor’s degree required in business or technical field. MBA a plus.
PMAC, SCMP, APICS, C.P.M. or equivalent certification.
7 years’ experience in a similar management role, within a manufacturing service environment, or supply chain organization. High tech is a plus.
Experience in a global medium to high volume mix manufacturing organization
Six Sigma Green/Black belt Certification, or equivalent lean manufacturing experience
Working knowledge of ERP systems
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize appropriately and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Self-motivated person who enjoys challenges and working in a fast-paced environment with a daily sense of urgency. Taking initiative to solve problems and deliver results.
Ability to work in teams, maintaining a high level of communication and interaction.
Detail oriented with a willingness to adapt and be flexible in a growing company.
Strong business acumen, a passion for structured problem solving.

Basic Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in business or technical fields.
5 years’ experience in a management role

Travel Requirements
Under 10%

Relocation Provided

Position Type

Referral Payment Plan

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce. Motorola Solutions will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities upon request. Motorola Solutions souscrit aux principes d’équité en matière d’emploi. Nous accueillons favorablement la diversité au sein de notre effectif. Sur demande, Motorola Solutions offrira des accommodements raisonnables aux candidats handicapés.