Regional Category Manager, Chemicals- Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  482965

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 85,000 people at more than 3,600 locations in 32 countries.  Imagine a company capable of providing the modern building materials needed to build our homes, schools, communities, even the bridges and highways to get you there. We are CRH Americas, North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and the second largest globally. 


Position Overview


Ensure that CRH sources clearly specified products and services in the Chemicals category at the best possible TCO, and that CRH develops, maintains, and executes effective sourcing plans to drive benefits to the businesses.   The Regional Category Manager - Americas participates in and /or guides all relevant commercial discussions with suppliers related to specific products and services within the Americas; owns and drives regular business review meetings with suppliers; drives multiple source qualifications and provides price provisioning on a product / service level during budgeting / business case phase.  


Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and manage Chemicals spend strategies within the Americas by leading cross-functional and cross-regional team
  • Tailor category strategies to the needs of the businesses, defining and aligning priorities
  • Accountable for translating category and supplier strategies into executable sourcing plans and project pipeline which generate the desired results with the businesses
  • Ensure that cost, availability, innovation, quality, risk and sustainability are incorporated into all sourcing plans
  • Ensure that the category team is effectively aligned with and communicating across the businesses to develop and implement programs, including active participation in relevant Functional / Performance / Operational teams
  • Work closely with the Global Chemicals Category Manager and other category team members to ensure the success of the category team globally and regionally
  • Collaborate with divisional and local Procurement leaders to guide Division Category Managers activities and development
  • Leverage other Procurement team resources and capabilities to strengthen sourcing strategies and to drive additional value to CRH businesses.
  • Develop and manage key supplier relationships and performance in the category
  • Drive the realization of savings, efficiency, quality, and process improvements and accountable for meeting the agreed KPIs (internal and external) and their reporting
  • Ensure effective RFx process from selection through onboarding according to the agreed strategies, including conducting events as needed
  • Ensure compliance with procurement process, SOX and other statutory requirements within the category




  • Well-rounded and experienced Procurement professional with sound business acumen
  • Data and people driven leader and decision maker
  • Ability to lead and drive the execution of the regional category management agenda
  • Dedicated and engaged partner who strongly engages with both the business and the Global Procurement organization to enhance collaboration
  • Ready to travel as required in order to perform the role effectively
  • Willing and able to collaborate on international projects



Education and Experience


  • Degree in Business or Technical field, a Master’s Degree would be preferred.
  • 8 or more years of Procurement experience in an International setting and 3 or more years of People Management experience
  • Recent Regional/Category management experience in a large complex multi-country organization
  • 3 or more years of procurement experience managing Chemical spend is preferred


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Negotiation & contracting skills
  • Cost analysis skills
  • Financial and Business acumen
  • Decision making/strategic thinking
  • Project management skills
  • Collaborating in cross a regional/functional team
  • Source to pay process, supplier quality, product lifecycle management
  • Solid understanding of chemicals influence on CRH’s sustainability agenda
  • Excellent market information analysis skills and supply market knowledge


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


Usually, normal office working conditions.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  • The position could require low to moderate travel – estimated to be less than 20%
  • 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:  Dec 5, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Regional Manager, Project Manager, PLM, Procurement, Supply, Management, Technology, Operations