Senior Manager Procurement, Sustainability & Innovation - Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  487782

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 75,800 people at more than 3,160 locations in 29 countries. CRH is the leading building materials company in North America and the world. We manufacture and distribute a diverse range of superior building materials, products, and solutions, which are used extensively in construction projects of all sizes. 


Position Overview


  • Focus of the Senior Manager Procurement, Sustainability & Innovation role is to accelerate CRH's efforts to achieve its ambitions on Sustainability & Innovation.
  • In close cooperation with business and functional stakeholders, suppliers as well as all relevant Procurement teams, this position drives regional initiatives to disrupt existing approaches and generate sustainable value for CRH and its customers.
  • Builds an excellence approach into all processes related to sustainability, innovation and risk. Develops competencies related to S&I across procurement units.



Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Is responsible for setting the Sustainability & Innovation strategy to build excellence across all procurement related activities.
  • To define and support regional activities this includes project management for category management teams, suppliers and technical (Sustainability/Innovation) 
  • Driving the Sustainability & Innovation agenda and its implementation actively through the regional category structures.
  • Defines the activities and focus areas of the Sustainability & Innovation and competency development managers with selected business partners/stakeholders/various Sustainability & Innovation depts. across the region.
  • Proposes, receives approval and manages budget for the Sustainability & Innovation related activities.
  • Ensures the adherence of sustainability objectives and occasionally joins supplier meetings.
  • Fosters an innovation culture within CRH procurement by setting up an innovation agenda and driving actively its implementation across CRH procurement and its supplier base.
  • Interfaces with all levels of management and functions to foster professional procurement throughout the Region.







  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a Technical field required.
  • 8 years or more of Procurement experience in international setting 
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the role of sustainability, risk and innovation in an effective procurement function and best practices together with the required supporting processes and tools – at both the strategic and operational level



Work Requirements


  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%.
  • Ad hoc international travel from time to time according to the demands of the role.



Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Strong business, commercial and financial acumen
  • Able to build and maintain relationships, whilst operating and influencing successfully at all levels of an organization, across all business functions and to work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with sufficient gravitas and credibility to be able to influence key stakeholders at all levels (both internal and external), to drive the strategic Procurement agenda forward.
  • Motivates and empowers others and has exemplary coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Strong and effective team player – both within the Procurement function and across functions
  • Strong planning and organizing skills.
  • Very strong influencing skills
  • Fluent in English and preferably other languages (Spanish, French, German)



Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.



Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Usually, normal office working conditions. 
  • The Atlanta, GA Headquarters provides an open concept with LED and natural lighting, and the noise level is usually quiet.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.



The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Nov 12, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Procurement, Project Manager, Buyer, Manager, Operations, Technology, Management