Procurement Master Data Specialist - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  488861

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:  Procurement Master Data Specialist


Deliver to One-CRH Vision: Drive, Implementation of Data Strategy to drive better Procurement Decisions


The Procurement Master Data Specialist will be responsible for supporting the implementation, documentation, execution and continuously improvement of the processes of accurate data entry and maintenance in alignment with CRH procurement & Category definitions and strategy. Ensuring consistency with business objectives, our many local ERPs as well as (global and regional) IT strategy and its continuous improvement across data quality & automation. Collaborate with local procurement teams, Source System administrators & Master Data Stewards to deliver the spend data quality that meets the expectations of Group Procurement and our key stakeholders and internal customers. The data management areas maintained include monitoring Master Data Quality, Spend Categorization levels, Data relevancy, Automation & Timely onboarding of data sources, Standardization & Data enrichment of data, drive implementation of new process, systems & Integrations.


This position is currently a Hybrid role, working two days or more in the Atlanta, GA Headquarters.



Key Responsibilities


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


Data Acquisition & On-boarding: Key Activities


  • On-board & automate data acquisition, quality check and validation for the CRH ERP Systems
  • Strive towards on-time data upload on a consistent basis: +95% by WD1, 98% by WD5
  • Understand Technology and data structure of the Procurement Data warehouse (Current & Future)
  • Ability to drive increasing levels of Automation of Data Acquisition in collaboration with ERP system administrators to reduce spend publish cycle.
  • Support successful implementations & integration to new systems & processes including On-boarding of new/acquired spend sources: e, g Coupa, Ariba & other systems.
  • Actively engaging with IT teams/ PDW vendor to drive better system efficiency.
  • Ensure system updates are completed for all Master Data Fields: Including and not limited to Org Structure, Category Tree updates, Sites IDs
  • Continuous improvement of Data schema, Data Quality Validation (Financial and operational) & data enrichment to ensure data quality and consistency.
  • Ongoing data clean up and entry of additional data, monitor master data quality.
  • Train & assist End Users with Navigating, Creating, & maintaining Reports in the PDW and advise on best practices on optimal usage: Maximize user on-boarding to PDW to drive towards to drive towards more data driven culture.
  • Ability to work with Extract, Transform & Load methodology and tools to drive stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Create and maintain user tables, segmentation, item groups, item categories etc. Document and maintain Process Flows within the Procurement Data Warehouse
  • Collaborate & communicate closely with other employees (Procurement at group and on OpCo level, Finance, IT) as needed to resolve questions, issues, etc. Process requests via the ticketing system in various topics - within the agreed timelines
  • Work with manufacturing locations resolve missing data issues so that items, vendors, are processed in a timely fashion.
  • Follow-up and escalate in a timely manner in the event of non-compliance of data cadence.
  • Run system reports and distribute to appropriate personnel.
  • Customer facing documents: create and maintain training documents, checklists and smart forms to support internal customers and help improving the input (First Time Right) Data Quality & Data Enrichment: Key Activities
  • Strive towards 100% accurate Spend Cube: Zero unknown organization, Zero unknown suppliers, Zero Unknown Categorization
  • Create & undertake data quality enhancement projects in conjunction with Local Procurement teams.
  • Collaborate & communicate closely with other employees (Procurement at group and on OpCo level, Finance, IT) as needed to resolve questions, issues, etc. Process requests via the ticketing system in various topics - within the agreed timelines
  • Periodic check & provide feedback on category/material data quality to Management team over 3,6 and 12 months.
  • Testing and quality control for data upload post Cat tree implementation
  • Understand principles of Category Management and application to the data universe in terms of accurate v data e.g., Supplier Normalization



Qualifications (Specialist)




  • Bachelor’s degree required / Master’s degree preferred: information/data science, data management, computer science, supply chain, procurement or related field degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant Procurement Master Data experience is preferred; in an international setting is a plus.
  • Experience with SAP/Ariba and/or other ERP suites (Desired)
  • Experience in global/multi ERP organization (desired)
  • Experience with Coupe -eP2P Suite (desired)



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.
  • Must have high proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10%


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Passionate about Data & analytics to drive competitive advantage.
  • Passionate about Procurement function & ability to understand or learn Procurement context and translate into best-in-case data practices.
  • Possess strong analytical problem solving skills.
  • Strong Multi-tasking skills
  • Pro-active, Responsive, Self-driven & disciplined to make a difference to procurement.
  •  Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with sufficient gravitas and credibility to be able to influence stakeholders at all levels (both internal and external)
  • Strong team player with good planning and organization skills
  • Customer centricity and service mentality & comfort with ambiguity
  • Ability to understand the vision and propose pathways to reach goals in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Delivers accurate information in a timely fashion serving our internal customers properly.
  • Working knowledge of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Basic SQL, ETL (Extract, Transform & Load)
  • Basic knowledge of C# programming language
  • Expertise with MS Office Suite



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 offers an open concept, and the noise level is usually quiet.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.
  • Flexibility to work from home based on policy and frequency of office meetings.



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 15, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Procurement, Data Warehouse, ERP, Warehouse, Supply Chain, Operations, Technology, Manufacturing