General Services Category Manager, Americas - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  499236

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

The General Services Category Manager, Americas is a key resource in strategically managing costs and supplier relationships to improve CRH’s profitability and competitive position. The Category Manager is responsible for managing spend categories and is accountable for implementing all category related decisions regarding products and services within the Americas.  


As a key member of the global General Services category team, this role will utilize the category management process to develop strategies, execute tenders, establish effective supply programs, and manage the overall success of the programs. 


The role ensures that business requirements are considered in the category strategy. The General Services Category Manager will work directly with suppliers, CRH procurement personnel, requirements specifiers, subject matter experts, management, and other key internal stakeholders to ensure program objectives are achieved. 
Key Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Primarily supports Americas based CRH divisions and Corporate services departments
  • Managing assigned General Services spend categories within the Americas participating and facilitating cross-functional and cross-regional / global teams
  • Support the development of category strategies and ensure that strategies are executed locally
  • Execute the RFX and sourcing process including negotiations and contract development
  • Accountable for procurement KPI Performance Management and process adherence in their area of responsibility
  • Lead cross-functional teams to execute procurement projects, from initiation to closure
  • Develop project plans, timelines, and track progress against milestones
  • Maintains strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Analyses supply market, anticipates changes, and drives associated procurement activities
  • Evaluates contracts and suppliers to facilitate final supplier base decisions with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensures products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, implements and ensures purchasing best practices
  • Coordinates category and supplier strategy implementation



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field
  • 5+ years in procurement or strategic sourcing experience with a focus on indirect services
  • Proven track record of leading and managing complex procurement projects
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills
  • Experience in working in a cross-functional environment


Skills and Competencies


  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong project management skills
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with e-procurement tools and systems (i.e., Ariba, Coupa) a plus


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 a 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:  Jul 3, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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