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Process Application Specialist / Analyst - Spend Visibility - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

Oldcastle Materials Inc




Job ID:  153307


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview 

To provide the businesses with accurate and timely spend information needed to effectively source and procure goods and services.   The information will be obtained through data management and analysis and will be used to assist in the evaluation of procurement opportunities, to track spend associated with sourcing efforts, to measure appropriate cost trends, and to support cost forecasts as needed.  This is a key role in ensuring that the procurement systems and tools are effectively managed, utilized and maintained. 

Key Responsibilities 


  • Improve the quality and availability of procurement data for the businesses, including leading efforts to design, implement and maintain an effective spend analysis system.  Work closely with finance, procurement and other groups to maintain consistency in cost information and ensure proper training and access is provided as appropriate.  
  • Work with IT to manage the spend category hierarchy and other data interactions between the various information systems.  Work to improve the quality and automation of data loads and transfers between systems.
  • Maintain and improve the procurement system and process used to track spending activity, current projects and savings associated with individual sourcing programs.   Includes supporting the refinement of spend information within the systems.
  • Primary resource to maintain and improve procurement data warehouse and related reporting, responsible for:  transfer of data from ERP systems to data warehouse; data validation and enrichment; optimizing system configuration  
  • Support the Procurement and Accounts Payable teams to improve the vendor maintenance system as needed. Maintain accurate supplier metrics / data including Corporate Social Responsibility requirements.
  • Facilitate procurement data integration for new acquisition activity into CRH organization
  • Support the assessment of new sourcing opportunities by evaluating opportunities, reducing the supplier base, or optimizing existing purchasing practices
  • Support procurement efforts to increase communication, alignment and understanding of sourced programs.


Education and/or Experience


  • Bachelor of Science, Business or related degree or the equivalent in relevant experience
  • Two (2)+ years of business, analytical or related experience.
  • Experience working with databases, data warehouse applications, data visualization and / or ERP systems.  Experience specifically with eProcurement systems / tools and data science beneficial. 


Knowledge / Skill Requirements


  • Analytical and detail-oriented with good problem solving skills
  • Effective communications skills, including the ability to persuasively present information both in writing and verbally
  • Basic knowledge of business unit processes, policies and procedures, strategic sourcing and business metrics
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and to translate learning into actionable, measurable initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently and accept ownership.
  • Strong understanding of data management and data science.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required.


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


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted:  Jul 31, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Warehouse, Information Systems, Developer, ERP, Procurement, Manufacturing, Technology, Operations