Material Lead - Kiewit Supply Network

Lenexa, Kansas, United States
May 04, 2021
Jun 03, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Requisition ID: 118720

Job Level: Mid Level

Department: Procurement

Market: Corporate Home Office

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

The Material Lead provides project specific support and management for material management and control of all materials at the site. A Material Lead may support the Material Manager on a large project or be the leader of the material operations on a smaller project. Requirements of this position include significant interaction with construction staff, capabilities for handling and maintaining materials, and proficiencies with advanced software. Long-term relocation and short-term field assignments are a requirement of this position. The position is operational in nature dealing significantly with field issues at active projects.

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.


This position will be based out of Lenexa, Kansas with travel and relocation to job sites as necessary.


  • Monitor and support the activities of personnel engaged in buying materials, equipment, machinery and supplies.
  • Lead project support staff interfacing with site management and equipment vendors, subcontractors and service providers.
  • Implement policies and procedures in the areas of procurement and inventory control.
  • Manage the completion of a large project mobilization and/or demobilization effort.
  • Represent the company in logistical negotiations and coordination with suppliers.
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers.
  • Implement and monitor site-specific purchasing and material control plan.
  • Communicate and train material management procedures to project team.
  • Manage and maintain material related software on projects of varying size and scope.


  • Demonstrated capacity to manage and maintain advanced material handling software and databases
  • Basic knowledge of site purchasing, execution, estimating and their impact on material management
  • Ability to participate in project work planning
  • Knowledge of the project goals and how to contribute to those goals
  • Working knowledge of prime contract flow downs for suppliers and subcontractor terms and conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to track equipment, materials, labor budgets, trends and forecasts
  • Ability to utilize reporting skills including monitoring progress curves, developing procurement status reports, developing material and equipment status reports, and completing budget and actual reports
  • Risk evaluation, mitigation and claims management skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in teams
  • At least five years' experience in a supply chain and/or construction related role
  • 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.

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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.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City
Job Segment: Network, Supply, Engineer, Chemical Research, Procurement, Technology, Operations, Engineering

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