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Purchasing Manager

Harrisburg, PA, US, 17110

Pennsy Supply Inc



Job ID:  416499


Pennsy Supply is a CRH company. CRH is the leading vertically integrated supplier of asphalt, aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete, and paving and construction services in North America. Our 24,100 employees at 1,300 operating locations provide our customers with top-quality, innovative products and services.


Position Overview

This position is responsible for the effective leadership of the Purchasing function by interacting with all lines of business, as well as CRH divisional and national teams, to develop and execute the purchasing strategy for Pennsy Supply while aligning to CRH category management guidelines. The role is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the purchasing team.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

•            Develop, refine and execute strategy of Pennsy Supply while aligning to CRH category management guidelines

•            Identify key categories (commodities), monitor the industry, identify and monitor key price indices for the commodity, drive and execute cost improvement projects including energy hedging

•            Issue RFQ, quotation analysis, negotiation, contract award for competitive sourcing

•            Manage existing contracts, dispute resolution, changes, renewal, default, etc.

•            Negotiate favorable payment terms and work closely with AP Shared Services to ensure on time supplier payments

•            Identify new suppliers; proactively monitor their insurance, health, performance, significant events, and the relationship; supplier scorecards 

•            Provide forecasts and analysis required for financial, capital, and strategic planning and budgeting

•            Foster a culture of moving forward in a change environment and continuously assuring buy-in and ownership at all levels

•            Maintaining overall program tracking for impact

•            Visit other locations for benchmarking and training

•            Streamline all procurement reporting processes 


Other Duties

•            Ad hoc duties as assigned



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



•            Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance with a minimum of 8-10 years of progressive experience in Procurement or Supply Chain.

•            Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant

•            Experience working with databases / data warehouse applications, ERP systems and/or Microsoft Office applications required

•            Experience with procurement tools, processes and systems required


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

•            Demonstrated strong program management skills

•            Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objectives

•            Ability to work effectively with others

•            Strong negotiation skills and the ability to work with suppliers

•            Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness

•            Ability to drive change and sell new concepts and approaches

•            Understanding of procurement’s impact on financial results

•            Solid values and high standards of ethics, integrity, and trust

•            Strong financial, analytical and problem-solving skills

•            Unyielding orientation for action and driven for results

•            Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize among multiple requirements and deadlines

•            Effective oral/written communication, presentation and listening skills

•            The ability to deal with ambiguity and facilitate change


General Requirements 

•            Mobility to attend various meetings and events at offsite locations

•            Hours are extended throughout the year to include nights and weekends when necessary

•            Travel may be required



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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This chart outlines the physical requirements necessary to perform the duties of this job.


  • Walk 
  • Sit 
  • Right 
  • Left 
  • Repetitive Motion



  • Stand
  • Reach 
  • Drive 
  • Fine Motor 



  • Bend 
  • Kneel 
  • Squat 
  • Climb 




The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



  • 0-10 lbs



  • 10-25 lbs 



  • 25-50 lbs 


​​​​​​​Not Applicable: 

  • 50-100 lbs  


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office environment. The employee continuously works with others.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


This chart outlines the potential work environment the employees may be exposed to while performing the duties of this job.



•            Working with Others


•            Hot Weather

•            Cold Weather

•            Wet Weather

•            Exposed to Noise

•            Exposed to High Heat

•            Moving Equipment


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!


Pennsy Supply, 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:  Jun 6, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Buyer, Manager, Procurement, Data Warehouse, Operations, Management, Technology