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Global Category Manager- Maintenance and Production Services- Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc


Country:United States 

Req ID:  150312 


About CRH

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing 87,000 people at 3,800 operating locations in 31 countries. CRH is the largest building materials company in North America and the second largest worldwide. The Group has leadership positions in Europe as well as established strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH is committed to improving the built environment through the delivery of superior materials and products for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, housing and commercial projects. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is listed in London and Dublin and is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 and ISEQ 20 indices. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE.  For more information visit www.crh.com


Position Overview

Establish a global category management team and network of stakeholders to effectively manage 100% of the global spend for the Maintenance and Production Services category (approximately 2000 M€).  Driving value including savings, innovation, efficiencies and capability for CRH PLC


Key Responsibilities

  • Establish the global category in CRH to drive a global approach to a diverse set of decentralized business needs
  • Manages assigned category globally by leading cross-functional and cross-regional team
  • Empowerment for category decisions and Full accountability for category performance on group level
  • Develop a network of stakeholders internally and externally to manage 100% of the spend in the category cluster
  • Responsible for setting category strategy
  • Drive value by identifying savings opportunities and supply efficiencies
  • Execution of global initiatives (e.g. tenders)
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers at a strategic level (Strategic Vendor Management, SRM)
  • Supervise planning, forecasting and delivering 3rd party related projects
  • Ensure existence of Category plans, project charters and documents (i.e. summary of all individual projects, handover documents)
  • Develop benchmarking and best practices and push all countries to thrive for best in class


Additional Knowledge/Skill Required

  • Decision making/strategic thinking/negotiation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Leadership skills of remote and virtual teams
  • Supplier quality management
  • Supplier contracting


Key Interfaces

  • Divisional / Business leaders
  • Regional procurement Directors
  • Business Network of Specifiers
  • Other Procurement Units
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Finance community
  • Suppliers


Key Inputs

  • Category Business targets
  • Specific Category/industry dynamics and constraints
  • Business needs
  • Key figures/plan
  • Stakeholder feedback


Key Outputs

  • Category strategy
  • Supplier strategy
  • Savings year-over-year
  • Capacity creation (availability)
  • Building and managing supplier relationships
  • Performance and management of global category


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related degree or the equivalent in relevant experience, an MBA is a plus
  • 10 or more years of global strategy sourcing / category management experience.  Specific category knowledge in packaging would be a plus.
  • Experience establishing business processes and managing performance
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or similar certification desired
  • Experience in/knowledge of the building materials, mining or construction sectors is a plus.


What CRH Offers You

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


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted:  Dec 5, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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