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Global lndirect Category Manager - Tail Spend

Req ID: J2255375

  • Location
    Bruxelles, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
    Beijing, Beijing, China
    Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Malaysia
    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    Singapore, Central Singapore, Singapore
    Taipei City, Taipei City, Taiwan
    Kyiv, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine
    Ayr, Ayrshire, United Kingdom
    Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States of America
    Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States of America
  • Category Supply Chain Management
  • Posted Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • Type Full time

Job Description

Job Description  


  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of Indirect Procurement with a focus on Tail Spend Management across all categories of Spend. 

  • Develop, Plan, Execute & Deliver on a robust global sourcing strategy within the assigned Categories to deliver on key individual KPI’s 

  • Lead, Develop & Support the Global Indirect Procurement team and the execution of their KPI’s 

  • Ensure adoption of Global Category strategies & Global Policies 

  • Understand key Stakeholder capital outlay to develop project pipeline for both global & regional initiatives 

  • Maintain effective prioritization and delegation of both regional and global based initiatives 

  • Drive resource planning and expectations within the Global Indirect Procurement organization 

  • Identify and leverage company-wide spend opportunities 

  • Establish control policies and communication plans to reduce Maverick spending. 

Technical Management: 

  • Establish credibility with stakeholders through the demonstration of technical competence 

  • Understand key manufacturing requirements through Jabil/supplier site visits 

  • Understand supplier qualification requirements for new strategic partnerships 

  • Facilitate resolution of supplier quality issues and escalations 

Cost Management: 

  • Demonstrated success & leadership in cost management projects for Price Negotiations, LEAN Projects and Value-Added Engineering, NPI and RFQs 


  • Ensure open communication and the regular exchange of ideas and information within the team, Encourage creativity, professionalism, and a customer centric culture worldwide 

  • Build effective relationships with Regional & Global Operations, Finance, & Functional Management leads, as well as with peers and team members 



  • Demonstrate a high level of competency across all Indirect Spend Categories and how to develop a Tail Spend Management Strategy 

  • Demonstrated success to develop a strategy to drive supplier consolidation, part standardization and increased controls through Catalogs 

  • Proven contract / commercial negotiation skills 

  • Strong ability to collaborate with peers in other areas and management to reach the best solution for the organization 

  • Ability to analyze & interpret raw spend data, and communicate areas of opportunity for commercial improvements 

  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from stakeholders, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community 

  • Proficiency in English required.  Multilingual a plus. 

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages 

  • Advanced PC skills, including training and knowledge of Jabil’s software packages.  


  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably in a related technical field 

  • Minimum of five (5) years related work experience 

  • Experience in a supply chain management or procurement role 

  • Prior experience with Jabil in a related role preferred, or a combination of education, experience, and training. 

  • Prior experience with Coupa preferred. 

  • Travel is required (up to 25% of the time) 


  • Typically reports to Management.  Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Director/Senior Director of Sourcing 

  • Job is directly responsible for managing employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management). 

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

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