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Regional Category Manager- Building Components & Manufacturing Materials- Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  392239


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


Ensure that CRH sources clearly specified products and services in the Building Components & Manufacturing Materials (BCMM) 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 participates in and /or guides all relevant commercial discussions with suppliers related to specific products; owns and drives regular business review meetings with suppliers; drives multiple source qualifications and provides price provisioning on product level during budgeting / business case phase.  This position will be based in the Atlanta, GA Headquarters.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


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

  • Develop and manage BCMM 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 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 Performance / Operational teams
  • Work closely with the Global Category Manager and other category team members to ensure the success of the category team globally and regionally
  • Collaborate with Divisional and Product Group 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, particularly helping to drive Global Direct Sourcing opportunities for the category
  • 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
  • Support the broader capital expenditure process and capitalize on opportunities to leverage and standardize requirements
  • Ensure compliance with procurement process, SOX and other statutory requirements within the category
  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times while representing the company 
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required 
  • Other duties as required by management.






  • 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 Steel and related materials is preferred


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 in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.
  • Must have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to collaborate on international projects


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Strong Negotiation and Contracting skills
  • Strong cost analysis skills
  • Well-rounded professional with sound business and financial acumen
  • Excellent market information analysis skills and supply market knowledge
  • Strong team player with good planning and organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Strong decision making and strategic thinking skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate across regional/functional team
  • Able to work in a fast paced international environment and be adaptable to changing priorities ongoing
  • Source to pay process, supplier quality, product lifecycle management
  • 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 and obtaining the regional procurement objectives


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, virtually 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 noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours
  • The position may require some travel – approximately 10%
  • 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


  • 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:  May 4, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Industrial, Regional Manager, Manager, Supply, Manufacturing, Management, Operations