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Staff Purchaser

Company name
Burns & McDonnell

Kansas City, MO, United States

Employment Type

Purchasing, Logistics, Operations

Posted on
Feb 05,2019

Valid Through
May 21,2019

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Staff Purchaser','190274','Procurement','!*!The Staff Purchaser performs purchasing responsibilities throughout the project life cycle which includes ordering materials, supplies, equipment, and the follow through with vendors on shipment and delivery.

Prepare procurement documents and agreements.

Perform commercial bid evaluations of supplier proposals and coordinate technical evaluations and recommendations to procurement manager and senior purchaser.

Prepare purchase order documents and enter purchase order information into online purchasing application.

Prepare expediting supplier submittals to support detailed design and delivery of equipment and material to support construction.

Prepare front-end documents including prime agreement flowdowns.

Source and qualify potential suppliers to provide required goods and services.

Communicate and address procurement issues with appropriate parties, including management.

Compile procurement and expediting status reports.

Prepare equipment, materials, and subcontracts forms and reports.

Compile Request for Proposal (RFP) documents including documents/drawings/specifications provided by the internal client.

Administer procurement packages to engineering specifications.

Receive, log, distribute, tabulate, and analyze proposals.  Make recommendations for purchasing needs for contracts.

Responsible for updating Project Procurement Status and Material Status Reports.

All other duties as assigned. ','!*!

Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Construction, Law or related field.  Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. 

A minimum of 3 years direct purchasing experience.

Project purchasing experience preferred.

C.P.M. or CPSM certification preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to effectively negotiate.

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Oracle Financial R12 software experience preferred.

Proven ability of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

Experience in devising new approaches to purchasing problems encountered.

 EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans','Full-time','Yes, 10 % of the Time','US-MO-Kansas City','','*LIMM','Staff Purchaser

Company info

Burns & McDonnell
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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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