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Early Career Purchasing Agent (2021)

Location: 

Denver, CO, US Houston, TX, US KansasCity, KS, US

Requisition ID: 107439 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The position operates in the area of procurement estimating, bid analysis, selection of suppliers, engineered equipment, subcontracts, professional services, commodities, site purchasing, material management, contract administration, site mobilization and demobilization and supplier quality surveillance. Long-term relocation and short-term field assignments will be required for this position. If assigned to the project site, a purchasing agent will partner with the purchasing manager or material manager with site purchasing and material control. 

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network group specializes in providing comprehensive procurement services to clients across the construction and engineering industries in multiple markets, including transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas and chemical; building; and mining.  Our key objectives are to offer clients a world-class service focused on ensuring equipment, materials and services are consistently estimated and procured at the right price. We strive to offer an appropriate level of quality and ensure materials and services are delivered on schedule and in compliance with the client’s specifications and expectations.  

Location

One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.

Responsibilities

•    Work closely with senior purchasing agents to purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts per specifications and drawings with buyouts.

•    Assist in the maintenance and review of computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance and inventories. 

•    Learn processes around the research and evaluation of suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier’s reputation and history. 

•    Assist with the evaluation and monitoring of contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and determine needs for changes. 

•    Help prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.

Qualifications

•    Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) and have a general knowledge of database utilization. SAP Experience a plus 

•    Bachelor’s degree in construction management , business, engineering, supply chain management, or equivalent degree or military experience 

•    At least one-three years’ experience in an engineering and/or construction related role

•    Basic knowledge of all areas of procurement, including procurement execution, estimating, expediting, offsite supplier quality, subcontract administration and site purchasing 

•    Detail-oriented, highly motivated with ability to effectively manage time 

•    Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

•    Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives

•    Ability to relocate for long and short-term field assignments

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.