Procurement Specialist

Procurement Specialist 


Location: Iowa City, Iowa  


Bilfinger is a leading international industrial services provider, active primarily in Continental Europe, Northwest Europe, North America, and the Middle East. With over 4,500 skilled employees in North America, Bilfinger delivers its services across multiple industries that include petrochemical, oil & gas, consumer goods, energy and utilities, and government services. Bilfinger has offices in 40 states, and our project portfolio covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, plant expansion, and turnarounds to environmental technologies and digital applications.  We have over 100 years of industrial experience on projects as small as $500 and as large as $40M, performed in every time zone of the United States.





The Procurement Specialist position is primarily responsible for the day to day Procurement support of the business unit and ensures that all purchases for the business unit are made in compliance with company’s policies and procedures. To the extent that the business unit is involved in national sourcing strategies, act as a representative for the business unit in these initiatives and ensure that all business unit requirements are known and communicated.


Roles & Responsibilities:


  • As the Site Procurement Representative, assist the business unit with its daily Procurement needs, including RFP/RFQ, purchasing, and expediting activities, and ensure that company’s Procurement Policies and Procedures are enforced.
  • Assist in the development and continuous improvement of BNA policies, procedures, and work instructions. Support the development of training materials, lesson plans, and ensure that BU staff receives all required Procure-to-Pay training.
  •  Conducts data analysis, query/report development and provides data-backed insights into BNA’s Procurement performance, supplier and contractor base, and spend patterns.
  • Prepare Bid Lists, Requests for Information, Quotation, or Proposal documents on assigned Procurement requirements. Prepare bid evaluations considering price, terms, delivery, past performance, etc. to determine successful bidders; make recommendation to supervisor for final disposition.
  • On more complex purchases, coordinate requests for technical clarification, commercial communications and bid clarification meetings and expedite timely bid submission. Prepare complete commercial bid evaluations and ensure completion of technical bid evaluations. Compile the technical and commercial bid evaluations and prepare the Sourcing Recommendation for approval.
  • Support or conduct commercial negotiations and ensure properly documented achievements with regard to cost and terms & conditions.
  • Provide input to project schedules and overall Procurement plans.
  • Supports E-Sourcing activities including eRFPs and eAuctions.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned


Requirements :


  • Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in Supply Chain Management, Business, or Finance, and have at least five (5) years of supply chain and Procurement experience, preferably in the construction, oil and gas, or chemical/petrochemical industries.
  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, Candidates should have at least five (5) years of progressive supply chain and procurement experience in the construction, oil and gas, chemical, or petrochemical industries.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting field operations and corporate departments on their Procurement needs.
  • Comfort in high change, ambiguous environments with a demonstrated ability to prioritize. Adaptable and overcomes obstacles or competing priorities.
  • Proficient with Viewpoint Vista and MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Visio.
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Team player and able to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally.
  • Travel percentage: 0% to 15%


Preferred Experience and Skills:


  • SAP MM knowledge. Ability to influence internal customers to follow Procurement best practices. Positive attitude, customer orientation, and strong work ethic.
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn and grow with the organization.
  • Positive attitude with a strong affinity to change management.
  • Good planning and analytical skills.




Please reach out to Velma Arismendez ( in case of any questions related to this position. 


Bilfinger Inc.  is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

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Nearest Major Market: Iowa City

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