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Procurement Director at JE Dunn Construction

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Job Description:

Best people + right culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s strategy for success. By hiring the best people we can find, giving them interesting and challenging work, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.


JE Dunn believes in providing the best tools for employees to get the job done right. Lean operation processes. Digital document collaboration. LEED-certified, occupant-focused environments. We make sure our workforce is prepared for the job, and we expect the best. Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Establishes strategy and direction for category teams and operations teams engaged in the sourcing process.  Provides risk management oversight and leads risk mitigation activities for the supply base.

  • Understands and translates business requirements into sourcing solutions, partnering with operations leaders to garner the most value from the company’s collective supply base.  Leads comprehensive and standardized spend evaluations and recommends improvement opportunities to business partners.

  • Develops and executes sourcing strategies (category buying plans, strategic sourcing processes, and supplier rationalization) that will leverage the company’s collective spend to reduce costs and add customer value.

  • Leads and directs priorities for the operational arm of procurement, including training and development, performance monitoring (KPIs/metrics), buyer support, and supplier diversity initiatives.  This also includes accountability for overseeing and ensuring the efficiency of the purchase order and invoice resolution process and ensuring proper payment to suppliers.  Encourages the utilization of LEAN principles to drive efficiency and eliminate waste, identifying standardization opportunities and ensuring a collaborative environment to achieve business objectives.

  • Owns the procure-to-pay business process and leads associated process improvement activities.

  • Oversees development of supplier relationship management programs, including personal involvement in key supplier relationships.

  • Leads and enhances contract processes and standardization in partnership with Legal and Information Security.

  • Develops supplier segmentation strategies for equipment and materials categories and facilitates sound decision making in the sourcing process.

  • Leads the evaluation and implementation of technology solutions to promote standardization and efficiency in the sourcing process.

  • Oversees key procurement initiatives i.e.; large supplier negotiations, approval of large expenditures, and process improvements.

  • Benchmarks industry best-practices and recommends ongoing enhancements to drive innovation, meet schedules and reduce costs.

  • Provides talent management and development support for assigned procurement span of control.

  • Leads, supports and promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion within JE Dunn.  Understands JE Dunn’s policy of non-discrimination and ensures positive, proactive implementation throughout the organization.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.

  • Communication skills, verbal and written (Advanced).

  • Ability to conduct effective presentations (Advanced).

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Advanced).

  • Knowledge of procurement best practices and methodologies

  • Proven track record in delivering savings and operational benefits

  • Strong collaboration and influence skills

  • Expertise in supplier development and supplier relationship management

  • Expertise in strategic sourcing and supplier partnership formulation and implementation

  • Ability to anticipate and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders

  • Builds networks to influence decisions across the company

  • Translates possibilities into breakthrough strategies

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong business acumen

  • Customer focus

  • Action-orientation and resourcefulness

  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or supply chain management (Required).

  • Master’s degree (MBA, Supply Chain Management, etc.) (Preferred).

  • In lieu of the above requirements, relevant experience will be considered.


  • 10+ years procurement experience (Required).

  • 5+ years in a supply chain leadership position (Preferred).

At JE Dunn, you’ll receive an abundance of resources dedicated to ensuring your success and future development

Employee-focused culture

Whether it’s our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), company wellness program, or modern workspaces, we put the satisfaction of our employees at the forefront of everything we do.

Award-winning benefits package

Named one of Plan Sponsor Magazine’s 2015 Plan Sponsors of the Year, JE Dunn’s employee benefits package ranks among the top of our peer group, meeting and exceeding standard expectations.

Professional training opportunities

Our employee development team works full-time to create growth opportunities across the company. We encourage employees to take command of their own development, and we make sure they have what they need to take that next step.

Community-driven workforce

Corporate and personal involvement in the communities in which we work is simply part of the job--JE Dunn as an organization is proud to donate over 10 percent of our pre-tax earnings to charities around the country each year.

JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.