APEX System Manager - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  494441

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

This role will manage the supplier master data management process, solution (APEX Analytix supplier portal) and support structure. The ideal candidate will establish and maintain relations with internal Procurement, IT and Finance teams across the divisions and Operating Companies (OpCos) within CRH to ensure a successfully operational APEX supplier portal solution.


We are looking for someone to champion the supplier master data management solution (APEX Supplier portal) as a part of a broader procurement program. A well-rounded and experienced professional with sound business acumen, data and people driven person and decision maker. A dedicated and engaged team player who engages with a wide variety of stakeholders and can build consensus across a diverse global stakeholder pool.


This position will be based in the Atlanta, GA office.



Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


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


  • System Ownership for the APEX supplier portal solution:
    • Supporting implementation in OpCos in conjunction with SI.
    • Global solution owner responsible for overall design – reviewing design, optimizing & release management.
    • Fully understanding integrations to P2P solution & interdependencies between APEX, ERP & Coupa.
    • Implementing strong governance & best practice processes to improve current solution and current data.
  • Works to optimize the supplier master data management process in the CRH group – understands “best-in-class” processes as well as knowing where each OpCo is today and how to incrementally improve across people, process & technology.
  • Ensures consistency and process efficiency as global process owner and co-chair in the change authority board for APEX & Coupa.
  • Manages the on-going support organization – partnering with IT teams across the divisions to ensure a streamlined and successful support organization is in place for APEX as it is implemented across different OpCos in Europe and Americas.
  • Drives and implements training activities, templates, processes etc. necessary to support the APEX solution.
  • Establishes necessary governance in place to manage the strategic direction of supplier master data mgt. processes and the APEX solution.
  • Creates, implements & monitors KPI tracking & analytics for user adoption & analytics, and SLA’s. 
  • Drive Vendor performance management including influencing Product Roadmap, UI/UX development etc.







  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 10 years experience in supplier master data management.
  • Experience implementing and managing an application across a diverse and international group.
  • Fluent written and verbal in English is a must, other languages are considered a plus.
  • Experience in leading international implementation projects.
  • Comfortable working in a complex, decentralized environment.
  • Experience implementing and managing APEX supplier portal or similar type supplier portal across a diverse and international Group, preferred.  
  • Experience with APEX supplier portal workflow and approval configuration preferred.
  • Experience with Coupa in the Procurement technology ecosystem, preferred.



Work Requirements


  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.



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.


  • Must be able to provide functioning home or remote office.
  • When working from a CRH office, expect normal office working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment 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:  May 8, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Data Management, Performance Management, Procurement, User Experience, ERP, Data, Human Resources, Operations, Technology