Burns & McDonnell Staff Purchaser in Kansas City, Missouri


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.


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: 190274