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IT Purchasing Category and Contracts Manager

Santa Ana, California

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Job ID R043254 Date posted Apr. 19, 2024 Category Procurement Employment Type Full Time

Who We Are

Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for nine consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit

What We Do

Join our team! As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. We believe that our people are the key to the company’s continued success, and we invest in diverse talents and backgrounds and empower our teams to achieve more than they could anywhere else. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for eight consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, please visit

The Category Manager position is an individual contributor role responsible for the sourcing of indirect goods and services, primarily in IT, including information security. You will be responsible for facilitating the strategic sourcing process, including leading cross-functional teams to define requirements, qualifying and selecting vendors, negotiating contract terms and conditions, working with the Legal team and stakeholders to mitigate risks, and executing contracts.

What You’ll Do

· Responsible for facilitating the end-to-end strategic sourcing process

· Partner with key stakeholders to determine specific business requirements

· Identify vendors capable of meeting business requirements

· Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute sourcing strategies

· Participate in RFx development, issuance, and evaluation

· Prepare, negotiate, execute and manage vendor contracts (NDA, MSA, SOW, etc.)

· Interact with Legal, Information Security, Vendor Management, and other functions to mitigate risk

· Utilize Coupa and other tools for contract approval, execution, and maintenance

· Support various IT and Information Security purchases

· Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Bring

· Customer-focused approach to delivering value to internal stakeholders

· 3+ years of related experience in managing indirect spend categories

· IT and Information Security category experience preferred

· Proven track record of negotiations resulting in cost savings and risk avoidance

· Ability to review, comprehend, and redline contract terms and conditions

· Ability to handle a wide range of tasks including multiple projects, vendors, and contracts

· Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines

· Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals and personalities

· Strong project and process management skills

· Strong MS Office skills

· Relevant BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of experience and education preferred

· Applicable certifications a plus, e.g. CPSM, CTPS, etc.

Pay Range- $73,600-$106,000

This hiring range is a reasonable estimate of the base pay range for this position at the time of posting. Pay is based on a number of factors which may include job-related knowledge, skills, experience, business requirements and geographic location

What We Offer

By choice, we don’t simply accept individuality – we embrace it, we support it, and we thrive on it! Our People First Culture celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the key to our success. We are proud to foster an authentic and inclusive workplace For All. You are free and encouraged to bring your entire, unique self to work. First American is an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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