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Procurement Specialist


Kansas, KS, US, 66111

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, 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.


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.

Role Summary

The Procurement Specialist will support procurement operations by engaging key suppliers to establish agreements, develop supply and service programs, and establish supplier performance standards. This position will also be responsible for engaging operations and other stakeholders to develop long term sourcing plans including contract workflow processes, strategic buying strategies, and ensuring IT resources align with business processes. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making:  Makes decisions on assigned areas of responsibility, provides recommendations to supervisor and refers all exceptions to supervisor, as needed.
  • Career Path: Senior Procurement Specialist

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Responsible for procurement related projects including developing processes, implementing best practices, and process improvement enhancements.
  • Solicits and tabulates quotes from suppliers for various material and supply purchases.
  • Functions as first line of review for supplier contracts.
  • Evaluates supplier performance through dashboard utilization and stakeholder inputs and provides feedback for ongoing decision making.
  • Plans and facilitates supplier review meetings, tracking key outcomes and communicating with impacted stakeholders.
  • Analyzes transaction activity to understand spend category trends on an as needed basis.
  • Leads cross functional sourcing initiatives including RFPs, bids, or other solicitation methods.
  • Researches and collects information related to supply and material trends.
  • Regularly evaluates marketplace for new suppliers based on project, market, or industry trends.
  • Negotiates business terms and conditions with suppliers and works with Legal and other internal and external stakeholders on resolution of contract terms, primarily purchase orders.
  • Engages end users to gather business requirements to build RFPs or contract documents.
  • Works to ensure that purchasing business requirements align with system functionality.
  • Develops and maintains a database of key suppliers and vendors.

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
  • Proficiency in MS Office - Intermediate
  • Proficiency in Ecommerce platform and ERPs
  • Ability to learn operating systems for data entry
  • Ability to identify common construction materials and equipment
  • Ability to identify relationships and dependencies, using data analysis and industry experience
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service through positive interaction with customers
  • Thorough knowledge of procurement disciplines
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business management or related field (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, relevant experience will be considered.


  • 5+ years construction materials purchasing, procurement, or supply chain management experience (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Typically travel is not required
  • Normal office environment, but may be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Frequent activity: Standing, Walking, Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Bending, Climbing, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling


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.


JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to


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.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 22 office locations coast-to-coast
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Kansas City