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Section Manager - Purchasing EngineeringProcurementConstruction

Company name
Burns & McDonnell

Kansas City, MO, United States

Employment Type

Purchasing, Manager, Operations, Engineering, Logistics

Posted on
Feb 05,2019

Valid Through
May 21,2019

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Section Manager - Purchasing (Engineering,Procurement,Construction)','190281','Procurement','!*!This position is responsible for leadership of a team of

purchasing professionals within the Procurement Department of the Construction

Design-Build Global Practice.  This

includes responsibility for growing a commercially viable purchasing team that

leverages company spend and executes procurement strategies to reduce

construction delays and insure EP, EPC, EPCM, and JV projects across multiple Global

Practice’s obtain the best possible goods & services, quality and price.


Committed to creating Burns & McDonnell’s

core values: client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety,

and overall outstanding service.Lead, allocate resources, and manage all aspects

of purchasing support services across multiple Global Practices and business

markets.Work closely with project procurement managers,

procurement department leadership, construction directors, Global Practice and

Regional Office leadership to identify purchasingCoordinate with project procurement managers,

procurement department leadership, construction director, Global Practice and

Regional Office leadership to identify purchasing needs, allocate resources to

projects, and expand procurement services within the Transmission & Distribution

group.Manage the T&D procurement teams’ execution

of procurement scope on projects meeting and exceeding client expectations for

quality, schedule, and budget.Establish a long-term strategic plan for

profitable growth with the T&D procurement department.  Market procurement services to internal and

external clients.Execute procurement services on EP, EPC, EPCM,

and JV projects.Manage the cost-effective utilization of Purchasing

staff.Anticipate and solve complex Procurement

problems.Lead and facilitate complex supplier

negotiations independently.Knowledge of prime contracts and ability to establish

project specific terms and conditions Lead proposal development efforts; responsible

for procurement scoping, procurement execution plan development, material

pricing for long lead critical path equipment, and procurement services labor

estimate development.Create, cultivate, and maintain key

relationships within supplier organizations.Manage and effectively resolve supplier

performance issues.Promote and ensure ethical procurement practices

in accordance with code of business conduct requirements and procurement

procedures are adhered to. Collaborate across offices, domestically and

internationally, to ensure consistency in procurement work process.Lead procurement process and multitask without

sacrificing safety, quality, price, or schedule.Lead recruiting efforts, employee-owner development

and retention.Effectively managing performance of Transmission

and Distribution purchasing staff.Organize, lead, and conduct annual performance

appraisal process for team members.All other duties assigned.

','!*!Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain

Management, Construction, Law or related field from an accredited program. Minimum

10 years related professional experience in Procurement supporting EPC projects.Proficient understanding of Purchasing,

Expediting, Supplier Quality, Freight & Logistics roles and

responsibilities on EPC projects.Ability to work across Global Practices,

multiple global office locations, and effectively navigate the organization to

produce results. Excellent written and verbal communication

skills, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills.Ability to read, understand and negotiate

contracts. Proficient understanding of commercial terms and

conditions and upstream contracts.Comfortable with risk management via commercial contract

protection.Ability to travel domestically and

internationally as required.Exceptional people skills and ability to

motivate others to achieve common goals and drive increased profitability in

our organization.



 ','Full-time','Yes, 15 % of the Time','US-MO-Kansas City','','*LIMM','Section Manager - Purchasing (Engineering,Procurement,Construction)

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Company Profile
We are a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri. Our multidisciplined staff of 5,300 includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. We plan, design, permit, construct and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make our clients successful. Our company got its start in 1898. Two new Stanford University engineering graduates — Clinton S. Burns and Robert E. McDonnell — sought a professional home base teeming with opportunity, a place to continue the partnership they forged while working for the city of Palo Alto, California. They chose Kansas City because it provided the most potential clients in a 200-mile radius — cities and towns in need of water and power systems to support growth.

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