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Buyer - United Companies - Grand Junction, CO

Grand Junction, CO, US, 81505

United Companies


Job ID:  437819


United Companies, is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees.  We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services.  We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.   


Position Overview

Identify and enable opportunities for cost reductions, cost avoidance and service improvements. Define and 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. 


WAGE to $22.50 dependent on experience. 



  • Increase awareness of Procurement Best Practices and facilitate change throughout the Business 

  • Act as the single point of contact the business and suppliers on supply matters related to your domains, co-develop, and execute procurement tactics for your domain 

  • Purchase request transaction processing, Purchase Order (PO) closure/Amendments, Goods Receipt (GR) related request, Delivery Status, PO process related general topics and Query Handling 

  • Controlling of defined purchasing policies 

  • Deliver cost savings and other procurement benefits (as defined in the Category Plan) 

  • Work in close cooperation with the other buyers and Local Category Manager 

  • Align with other CRH geographies as needed (e.g., APAC and Americas) 

  • Develop, analyze, send out & bring back spend and category information to create detailed sub-category overviews and visibility on the spend 

  • Supplier communication and follow up 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business (preferred) or procurement work experience 

  • 3 – 5 years of experience as a Buyer or Procurement Specialist 

  • Excellent organizational skills and a high attention to detail 

  • Must be tech-savvy, including experience with Microsoft Office and other procurement software 

  • An analytical mindset, with ability to manipulate data using pivot tables and VLOOKUP's 

  • Strong customer service aptitude and collaboration-focused mindset 

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written 

  • Experience with conducting bids and/or negotiating deals for indirect spend categories 


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.

  • Ability to communicate with others by telephone, and in person.
  • Ability 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 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 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!


United Companies, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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




Date Posted:  Jul 30, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Grand Junction
Nearest Secondary Market: Colorado

Job Segment: Procurement, Buyer, Supply, Operations