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Burns & McDonnell Senior Purchaser (Wallingford) in Wallingford, Connecticut


The Senior Purchaser is responsible for leading procurement processes, identifying and screening suppliers, negotiating terms and conditions, driving improved supplier service levels, improving business results and standardizing procurement best practice processes.

  • Execute and direct specific procurement plans and programs, to reduce costs to meet schedule requirements and ensure quality.

  • Directs the preparation of procurement documents and agreements.

  • Directs commercial bid evaluations of supplier proposals and coordinate technical evaluations and recommendations.

  • Manages supplier submittals to facilitate the execution of agreements.

  • Evaluate and negotiate the procurement of equipment, materials, and subcontracts as assigned.

  • Lead in the proposal and selection process and facilitate pre-bid meetings.

  • Evaluate suppliers' overall performance and recommend and implement process enhancements.

  • Review purchase order documents, procurement status reports and expediting reports for submission.

  • Submit comprehensive and complete procurement packages to the engineering group.

  • Present Project Procurement Status and Material Status Reports.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to the less experienced purchasers. Mentor and guide less experienced staff.

  • Participate in recruitment and development of staff.

  • Provide performance feedback to managers about staff performance.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • All other duties as assigned.


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

  • A minimum of 8 years direct purchasing experience, project procurement, project field procurement, materials management, or EPC procurement experience.

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

  • Procurement, contract administration, and claims management experience required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, proven analytical and problem-solving skills and proven effective ability to negotiate.

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

  • Experience in devising new approaches to purchasing problems encountered.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Oracle Financial R12 softward experience preferred.

  • Expert knowledge of terms and conditions related to procurement of engineered equipment.

  • Expert understanding of logistics, freight, and tax implications.

Compensation Range

$120,000 - $175,000

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The final agreed upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


Job Procurement

Primary Location US-CT-Wallingford

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 225528