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Jacobs Sr. Procurement Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future – today. As a Sr. Procurement Specialist in Chicago, you will too.

You’ll be responsible for the operational needs and all activities involved with procuring goods for new projects – big and small. We’ll rely on you to collaborate with the client Project Management Office (PMO) team and multiple vendors to identify and achieve project milestones and deadlines from vendor quotes to scheduling delivery and install. You'll work with a knowledgeable and supportive team as you facilitate the issuance of RFP’s, evaluate and negotiate proposals and issue purchase orders. You’ll tap into both your creative and analytical sides as you support each phase of the bid process from vendor and product selection to order changes to auditing budgetary data.

As part of the team, you will assist with defining both short- and long-term strategies to ensure that the project is consistent with the overall schedule. You'll work with our client to identify the processes for sourcing while advising on contract terms, cost savings/overall best value and negotiating for complex RFPs and RFQs. Guiding supplier meetings will be one of your responsibilities while managing supplier expectations and monitoring performance.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Pave the way for your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Business, Supply Management, or related field

  • 7+ years of experience in Procurement, Buyer or FF&E

  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills with a focus on providing greater value to our clients.

  • Experience bidding, evaluating and awarding Purchase Order in accordance with the project schedule

  • Experience managing supplier invoices, changes, back-charges, claims, and closeout as part of post-award administration

  • Ability to interact externally with suppliers, and internally with different groups and departments, as well as Client facing.



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.