Jacobs Purchasing Manager in Edmonton, Alberta

Purchasing Manager


The Company

With 2016 revenues of approximately $10.9 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly 54,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true to our values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our global network spans more than 230 offices in countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The company’s service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting.

Jacobs Global Field Services is a premier provider of construction, maintenance and capital project solutions. With an ever expanding workforce of both direct hire craft and professional staff, Jacobs Global Field Services provides support to clients in petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer products, pulp and paper, automotive, mining and metals business lines across multiple markets.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Business and Commercial Services with a dotted line to the General Manager, Supply Chain Management, the Manager, Purchasing will lead the procurement team and be responsible for managing project purchasing department functions, including the planning and administration, for Maintenance, Construction and Turnaround Projects.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide effective execution of company policies and procedures relating to purchasing management (Including but not limited to safety and ethics).

  • Provide timely, accurate and adequate purchasing negotiation and purchasing administration activities.

  • Fulfill purchasing requirements during project performance.

  • Provide effective supervision of change activity to assure adequate protection of the company.

  • Provide timely, accurate and adequate problem identification, status reporting and corrective action.

  • Maintain effective relationships with purchasers, management, customers, support organizations, and project team members.

  • Supervise Purchasing Management staff assigned to the Projects.

  • Work with Supply Management leadership in regards to the development, implementation and support of Purchasing programs and procedures.

  • Work with Operations Management to plan and support Purchasing Management execution of the Projects.

  • Coordinate with Project Management, Construction Management, Business Development, Legal, Finance and Insurance during any proposal preparation and project execution.

  • Provide guidance on various supply management matters in support of project execution.

  • Participate in or leads purchasing management strategy development and implementation.

  • Establish and implement effective purchasing management leadership, systems, methods and procedures for the team.

  • Provide quality and timely direction to purchasing personnel.

  • Provide guidance and mentoring on purchasing management and career opportunities to SM / Project personnel.


  • University degree (BA or BS, or equal, preferred) with C.P.P designation preferred

  • Minimum 12 years experience in supply management or related field, with specific experience in Purchasing Management.

  • Must be a proven leader, creating a dynamic work ethos, whilst also having an in-depth purchasing knowledge.

  • Strong analytical thinking with ability to analyze alternatives, use sound judgment.

  • Ability to gather, analyze data and to work with figures.

  • Demonstrates initiative.

  • Good knowledge of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC).

  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Excellent Writing and Oral Communication skills.

Key Competencies

Overall Knowledge of Jacobs Business: Understands major technical, organizational, managerial and business issues related to operations management. Extensive knowledge of commercial procurement laws, practices, and standards as they relate to Jacobs operations management and project delivery.

Project Delivery Knowledge: Understands project delivery processes (i.e., program management, construction management, and their relationship to supply management delivery.)

Resources/Capabilities: Understands overall corporate resources and capabilities. Has working knowledge of division or regional operations, and of experience, staff and capabilities in region’s markets and operating areas of responsibility.

Communications: Has strong communications and writing skills. Is able to effectively author contractual commitment documents, as well as internal and external communications, proposals and reports. Must be able to effectively communicate with clients and interact with operations, project, construction management as well as being skilled at negotiating and networking. Must be able to communicate effectively in order to organize others and motivate them to achieve.

Systems: Effective use of computer in support of supply management including Supply Management software, electronic mail, and standard desktop software.

Primary Location Canada-Alberta-Edmonton

Req ID: FIE0004F4