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Burns & McDonnell Project Procurement Manager in Kansas City, Missouri


The Project Procurement Manager is responsible for managing procurement processes in adherence to company and client requirements. Ensure optimum efficiency to procure, expedite, and schedule deliveries of materials and equipment to multiple jobsites. Ensure compliance to project budgets and provide analysis of deviations. Manage the work of subordinates, provide guidance, mentorship and facilitate development of assigned project procurement team.

  • Manage all project based procurement functions and assigned personnel including purchasing, expediting, and supplier quality.

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the objectives of procurement personnel engaged in the procurement of material and equipment.

  • Consults on purchasing services for various projects.

  • Manages the sourcing of potential suppliers for defined scopes of work, and work with appropriate members of the project team to prequalify suppliers and establish commitment to provide proposals for such work.

  • Manage procurement standards and methodology.

  • Direct processes and procedures of terms and conditions for purchase of equipment and materials.

  • Approve purchase orders including change management and close-out activities.

  • Facilitate evaluation of supplier performance, develop procurement estimates and proposals, and develop supplier relations and establish new suppliers.

  • Provide technical guidance and leadership for procurement personnel assigned to assist with procurement activities including recruitment, development, training and retention of staff.

  • 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 12 years direct purchasing experience in core industries (Energy, Process or Heavy Industrial).

  • Proven management experience to include training, leading and development of assigned employees.

  • Proven experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • C.P.M. or CPSM certification preferred.

  • Proven negotiation skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, analytical and problem solving skills and proven negotiation skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Oracle Financial R12 software experience preferred.

  • Expert technical knowledge of suppliers products and capabilities.

  • Proven ability of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

  • Proven ability of devising and leading implementation of new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Understanding of commercial terms and conditions.

  • Understanding of logistics, freight, and tax implications.


Job Procurement

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 182049



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

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