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Procurement Manager - Kiewit Supply Network

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US Kansas City, KS, US

Requisition ID: 147127 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Purchasing Manager provides negotiation, training, and high-risk/legal-related support for project procurement and administration activities for Kiewit Corp. In this role, you will interface with the Project Procurement Managers, Procurement Agents, Project Managers, Legal Counsel, Director of Procurement, and Sponsors for escalated issues. You will act as a procurement subject matter expert on Prime and sub-level terms and conditions, operate as a procurement liaison to the legal department and maintain a high-level working knowledge of multiple projects in the United States. If you would like to own a process and make a significant impact as we continue to grow Kiewit Supply Network, this is the opportunity for you! 

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

This position is based out of our Kiewit office in Lenexa, KS.

Responsibilities

• Support procurement with (identification of mandatory and recommended prime contract flow-down clauses for incorporation into vendor contract templates, and work with Procurement Managers to develop/review project-specific templates.     
• Review project contract templates for adherence to project requirements.
• Assist in the development of company-wide procurement templates. 
• Provide as-needed training on negotiation, contracts, and terms and conditions.
• Assist in negotiating high-risk contracts for various projects.
• Provide negotiation support to project teams and operate as initial legal review.
• Serve as a liaison between the procurement team and project attorney(s) to negotiate and resolve commercial issues and move contracts forward to execution.
• Resolve escalated, complex, or disputed contract issues.
• Develop and maintain vendor relationships and manage supplier-specific vendor template negotiations.
• Support procurement staff meetings and provide legal communication to the team as needed.
• Interface with business, legal, risk, tax, suppliers, and internal procurement departments.
• Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or upper management.
 

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, supply chain management or equivalent degree or military/education experience combination.
• Legal training or transactional/commercial management experience of 5+ years preferred.
• 8+ years negotiation experience.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
• Detail-oriented, highly motivated, effective time management skills, and excellent customer service and relationship-building skills.
• Advanced knowledge in risk evaluation, claims mitigation, and dispute resolution.
• Strong leadership and coaching skills.
• Must be willing to travel periodically for periods of less than a week.

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Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.


Base Compensation: $95,106  - $142,659 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

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.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.


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