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Burns & McDonnell Diverse Business Manager - California in Brea, California


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Diverse Business Manager for our California offices. The Diverse Business Manager will engage in a variety of tasks including relationship building, proposal development support, subcontract planning, supporting project teams during project execution, seeking new opportunities through existing and new diverse business relationships, and reporting on diverse supplier progress and status. The Diverse Business Manager will be responsible for fostering a culture of proactive communication, continuous improvement, and a focus on growth and profitability. The Diverse Business Manager will coordinate diverse business efforts across each Global Practice (GP) business line and keep the GP aligned with Burns & McDonnell’s corporate business diversity guidelines.

Job Duties:

  • In conjunction with California Senior Leadership develop and implement Diverse Business Strategy

  • Manage the California Business Diversity Committee driving strategy, participation and action against Diverse Business Plan goals and key metrics

  • Drive Business Diversity to develop sales and opportunities for all GP’s

  • Serve as the primary representative of the diverse business strategy.

  • Responsible for building business relationships with clients, diverse businesses and diverse business advocacy groups.

  • Participate in Diverse Business advocacy groups

  • Represent and advocate for client's diverse business needs, goals and expectations within the GPs to demonstrate the commitment to diverse business participation and client service.

  • Partner with Account Managers and Project Managers in managing their client's diverse business goals and expectations and implement strategies to consistently meet them.

  • Partner with Account Managers and Project Managers to engage with diverse suppliers and help implement strategies to consistently utilize diverse businesses where applicable.

  • Support the Account Managers, Project Managers and project teams with initiating, negotiating, and maintaining agreements with diverse businesses.

  • Coordinate with the Account Managers, Project Managers and project teams to verify diverse businesses rates to support project profitability.

  • Provide support in addressing and mitigating disputes, claims and contract issues between Burns & McDonnell and diverse businesses as necessary.

  • Prepare quarterly diverse supplier progress/status reports for all GP business lines or as required by the client.

  • Assist with developing metrics and tracking tools that will provide diverse spend data in accordance with client expectations.

  • Support training of project teams in reporting diverse business activities and diverse spend data in accordance with client standards.

  • Engage with BMcD Business Diversity Director and client business diversity team to address reporting issues.

  • Manage and support the GP project requirements such as verifying compliance with business diversity commitments and client expectations, develop and maintain a database of diverse businesses with the safety, quality, capabilities, and capacity pertinent to the GP's projects and corporate and client requirements.

  • Manage relationships within BMcD with specific clients and the diverse business community.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, environmental sciences, environmental or urban planning or a related field from an accredited program.

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Sales or business development experience preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage in a dynamic team environment.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Related consulting experience preferred.


Job Business Development/Sales

Primary Location US-CA-Brea

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 210537