Senior Category Manager, IT Software and IT Services - REMOTE at Jacobs (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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You're following your purpose- and there's still more to come. Keep developing your skills and explore all that you can do across our global company. As part of Jacobs' IT Procurement team, you'll join a group of strategic-focused professionals whose goal is to ensure the company gets the most value out of every dollar spent. As Category Manager IT Software and IT Services you will partner with leadership and senior stakeholders to lead the development, implementation and ongoing management of software and service contracts at global and regional levels. Above and beyond Strategic Sourcing activities, you'll master knowledge of external variables (supply markets, cost drivers, commodity trending) and the internal landscape (requirements, organizational structure, priorities). Through collaborative relationships within IT Procurement, with Stakeholders, and with Suppliers you will successfully develop contract strategies that utilize various value levers to deliver improved cost, reduced risk and more efficient programs at Jacobs.

You will utilize keen analysis expertise and creative sourcing approaches, to inform strategic decision making and deliver value driven approaches to category management. You'll lead the supplier selection process across multiple subsets of the workstreams, with various scope and stakeholder groups. Your dedication to our culture of inclusion and diversity will allow you to foster positive relationships within your team, as well as with diverse, disadvantaged and small business suppliers. You'll successfully lead negotiations with current and potential suppliers as part of the contract renewal or vendor selection process. You'll apply deep software licensing knowledge to lead negotiations and support collaboration through knowledge sharing, opportunity identification, and overall relationship development.

At Jacobs, we challenge what is currently accepted, so we can shape innovative and lasting solutions for tomorrow. If you're interested in a rewarding career working with the industry's best and most innovative professionals, then Jacobs is where you belong. We are looking for a driven and curious client-focused (job title) to grow with our team.



  • Minimum 10 years of IT Procurement and Contracts experience
  • Significant experience in managing complex procurements for major projects, including drafting and formulating IT contracts, RFx development, negotiations, administering major purchase orders, contracts or subcontracts.
  • Proven experience in establishing large, complex enterprise software & hardware agreements, experience with global software licensing models as well as infrastructure and hardware categories.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management, leadership communications and awareness and consensus building to gain enterprise alignment and buy-in.

Ideally, you'll also have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Law, Information Technology, Supply Management or other applicable field.
  • Extensive legal contract review and negotiation experience for a large company with $1B+ sales
  • Experience with ERP procurement systems
  • Experience with software contract rationalization supporting acquisitions and divestitutes
  • Certification from the Institute for Supply Management or National Contract Management Association (or other international equivalent)

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 and supplemental language.
More Information on Jacobs
Jacobs operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Irvine, CA, Baton Rouge, LA, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Reston, VA and New York, NY. Jacobs was founded in 1947. It has 67337 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 175 open jobs at Jacobs, click here.
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