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Purchasing Clerk

Cedar Park, TX, US, 78613

Texas Regional Office




Job ID:  333421


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

This position is a key resource for facilitating the effective ordering of products and services and ensuring that supply commitments, as well as, business needs are met. The Purchasing Clerk supports a variety of employees within the organization to clarify needs, evaluate, and determine suppliers, generate and place orders, and manage ongoing supplier within local operations.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Work with field personnel, requestors, and stakeholders to clarify specifications, establish source alternatives, increase standardization and otherwise increase value related to an order.
  • Be aware of and drive adoption of sourced programs, as directed, to maximize value to the company.
  • Facilitate the process of obtaining quotes and/or bids from potential vendors, if necessary.
  • Maintain an understanding of current inventor levels and future demands to assist the business.
  • Monitor/research order history of similar products and services purchased to evaluate/track differences in costs, delivery, quality, and performance.
  • Be familiar with supply chain related to the products and services being purchased.
  • Supports efforts to identify and evaluate new/alternative suppliers which meet business requirements.
  • Prepare draft purchase orders within P2P system which accurately capture the business requirements and which leverage existing programs and/or supplier relationships.
  • Work with suppliers and Sourcing to ensure that accurate product/service information is being communicated on orders including pricing, availability, part numbers and delivery.
  • Arrange for proper transportation and/or storage of the purchased products if needed.
  • Place approved purchases with suppliers.
  • Expedite and assist with the troubleshooting of orders as needed.
  • Provide, and encourage other users, to provide feedback regarding supplier performance through participation in surveys and the use of Supplier Corrective Action Reports (SCARs) as needed.
  • Work with suppliers and field personnel to improve quality and/or performance of products and services.
  • Assist field personnel and Sourcing to perform tests and demonstrations of products/services to evaluate value, compare results and/or identify alternatives to ensure suppler commitments are met.
  • Work with Sourcing to track market conditions, pricing trends, and opportunities to maximize purchasing value.
  • Support the vendor data management and vendor master maintenance processes through adherence to established payment terms and identifying the need for new or updated data information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complete project work as assigned
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required. 
  • Other duties as may be assigned. 



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


  • High School degree requires with a minimum of 1-3 years of business, purchasing, operations, or related experience.
  • Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with databases/data warehouse applications, ERP systems and/or Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; building rapport, listening, presenting, giving and receiving feedback.
  • Experience with procurement tools, processes and systems would be beneficial.
  • Experience in mining, construction or manufacturing would be beneficial.


Work Requirements

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Able to safely drive a vehicle.
  • Report to the office dressed appropriately and ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA.
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work with Management
  • Strong problem solving skills preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • High standard of ethics, integrity, and trust.   


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 stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, and use hands.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk for extended periods of time.


Work Environment

  • Standard office environment.
  • Tempo is fast-paced with deadlines.
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be moderate.


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!


 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted:  Oct 20, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Austin

Job Segment: Clerical, Warehouse, Supply, ERP, Procurement, Administrative, Manufacturing, Operations, Technology