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Jacobs Indirect Category Buyer (Facilities Real Estate) in Krakow, Poland

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This position is responsible for Indirect procurement transactions and sourcing for our corporate supply chain in Europe and North America and supports where applicable the Global Category Manager. The incumbent has good working knowledge and understanding of procurement concepts, principles and practices, and the techniques of ensuring task completion and supplier relationship expectations. The incumbent understands the role of procurement and its integration with other project functions, accomplishes value-added expectations, and performs assignments in accordance with established policies and procedures.


  • Exists within our Global Business Services organization and reports to the Procurement Operations Manager

  • Is responsible for procurement and sourcing activity in line with the firm’s internal needs (Real Estate & Facilities)

  • Reviews and negotiates international supplier contracts, with focus on the Europe and the US

  • Administers purchase orders, including change order processing (creating modifications)

  • Supports Category Manager in planning sourcing and negotiation strategy.

  • Negotiates or manages the negotiation of contract terms and conditions, pricing, service levels, and performance standards to meet desired outcomes

  • Evaluates facts surrounding purchase order-related problem areas, determines the most appropriate remedial actions, and implements such actions through available means

  • Performs spend visibility and analysis, sourcing, contract management, supplier performance management, and procurement activities within the Ariba Spend Management Suite and Oracle Purchasing system

  • Maintains purchase order and purchasing process documentation

  • Performs savings tracking, and reports realized savings on a continuous base; ensures realized savings tie back to departmental budgets

  • Uses superior interpersonal communications skills to effectively interface with other buyers, Category Managers, stakeholders and functional partners at all levels of the organization

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Administration, Law or Economy

  • Some experience within various Procurement spend categories (ideally HR related)

  • Knowledge of Procurement, Supply Chain Management or Strategic Sourcing process and methodology

  • Experience in understanding, negotiating and where needed drafting commercial supplier contracts, preferable in an international environment

  • Understanding of insurance requirements for services that are performed on site

  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Available to work late shifts. The shifts will be 12 pm – 8 pm local Krakow time, working days Monday to Friday


  • Experience with UK or US commercial contract law is an asset, likewise any experience with commercial contract law from other countries

  • Working knowledge of enterprise procurement systems (Oracle, Ariba) would be an asset


  • International working environment and unique company culture with emphasis on individual career growth and work-life balance

  • Full time employment contract with salary corresponding to qualifications

  • Possibility to work from home and/or in the office

  • Benefits package (e.g. private medical care, life insurance, Multisport card, car park sharing system, bicycle parking, fruits)

  • Friendly atmosphere and professional collaboration founded on diversity and inclusion in the workplace (e.g. employees’ organizations initiatives like Women’s Networks, Green Team, Toastmasters, sport activities)

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