Regional Procurement Director - Austin, TX - Hybrid

Austin, TX, US, 78726

Ash Grove Cement Company

 

 

Job ID:  493063

 

Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.

 

At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package and opportunities for your continued growth and development!

 

Summary:


Drives the execution of the defined category strategies on a local level. Manages the Operational Procurement Team. Identify and enable opportunities for cost reductions, cost avoidance and service improvements. Provides guidelines and direction to the local team to execute procurement tactics to achieve these benefits. Build strong and effective relationships both with internal customers, the local/regional category team and external suppliers to create the framework for the implementation of procurement initiatives and processes.

What you'll be contributing:

 

  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Drives the execution of the defined category strategy on a local/regional level. Work closely with the Local Category Manager and Divisional Procurement team
  • Manages the Operational Procurement team. 
  • Identifies and enable opportunities for cost reductions, cost avoidance and service improvements. Provides guidelines and direction to the local team to execute procurement tactics to achieve these benefits.
  • Drive annual budgeted cost savings, margin improvements, and other procurement benefits, using best-in-class procurement techniques
  • Provides monthly reporting on savings, benefits, key initiatives and projects through the development of an effective Procurement Management dashboard (KPIs)
  • Connecting procurement and portfolio strategies to the business strategy 
  • Overall responsible for delivering the procurement category strategy and plans across all channels supported by sourcing strategy, supplier negotiation, selection and evaluation
  • Own the supplier relationships and take actions to deliver value through growth
  • Identify and interpret results, trends, business and market environment and drive procurement performance.

 

To succeed in this position you will need:

 

  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.
  • Minimum of 8 years of Procurement experience and minimum of 5 years of People Management experience  
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Purchasing or Business
  • Fluent written and verbal English is a must, other languages are considered a plus.
  • Willing to cooperate in international projects
  • Experience in Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Management, Cost analysis and management, Financial and business understanding, Negotiation skills, Networking skills
  • Domestic Travel up to 50% domestic and international

 

What’s next for you?

 

We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals.

 

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

 

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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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

 

Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date:  Feb 12, 2024


Nearest Major Market: Austin

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