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Purchasing Coordinator - Des Moines, IA

Iowa, IA, US, 50021

Midwest Region Corporate


Country:  United States 
City:  Iowa


About CRH

CRH is the leading global diversified building materials business in the world with over 3,100 locations worldwide. We manufacture and supply a diverse range of superior building materials and products, used extensively in the built environment, in infrastructure, housing and commercial construction projects, of all sizes, all across the world.


To find out more, visit our website




Position Overview

This position is responsible for assisiting the purchaing department with IT and maintenance requests. This a regional position, candidates can work remotely from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado, or New Mexico. 


Key Responsibilities(Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Proactis Management Console/Proactis/APUI Administrator for the Midwest Region
  • ServiceNow IT tickets 
  • Submit requests for new users in ServiceNow
  • Create new and update existing Authorization Rule Groups and Authorization Pools
  • Setup Stand-in authorizers
  • Proactis issue management
  • Support company changes and acquisitions
  • Align Proactis ARG’s, employee titles and FAA limits
  • Manually maintain proper ARG’s between Proactis and Viewpoint
  • Add addresses, tax codes and purchase templates as needed
  • Assist purchasing in resolving discrepancies/issues in Proactis system
  • Provide monthly transactional purchasing metrics for P2P, BOA and EFT KPI’s
  • Provide frontline support for questions related to the purchase process or purchasing systems (Proactis, APUI, OnBase, Viewpoint)
  • Create Document Import Utilities (DIU’s) to improve efficiency in the standalone payment process 
  • Complete credit applications as needed. 
  • Backup for scheduling hotels with Hotel Engine
  • Assist with expedited payment requests and reviews
  • Liaison between Purchasing and AP Departments 
  • Be familiar with supply chain related goods and services being purchased
  • Communicate with field personnel, purchasing, category leads and AP on regional items
  • Be aware of and drive adoption of sourced programs, as directed, to maximize value to the company
  • Assist with new vendor master maintenance processes, new vendors and changes including through adherence to established payment terms and identifying the need for new or updated data 


<span 72="">Qualifications

<span 72="">To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

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<span 72="">Education/Experience

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  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
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    <span 72="">Work Requirements

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  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the use of the Internet.
  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Valid state driver’s license and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • 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.
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    <span 72="">Knowledge/Skill Requirements

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  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization’s goals and objective.
  • Demonstrated ability to train, motive and lead employees.
  • Willingness and ability to work in and adapt to changes in circumstances, tasks, customer needs and other conditions that may affect their daily responsibilities.
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  • Ability to cope well in stressful environments and communicate professionally.
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  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to work with vendors.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness.
  • Ability to drive change and sell new concepts and approaches through persistence, self-motivation, energy, tenacity, follow-through, and commitment.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Understanding of procurement’s impact on financial results.
  • Demonstrate a hands-on, collaborative approach; work well in a team. 
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  • Ability to summarize data from different sources into a concise format that can be easily expanded and communicated to support initiatives.
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    <span 72="">Physical Requirements

    <span 72="">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.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.

    The employee must occasionally lift up to 10 lbs. 

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.


    <span 72="">Work Environment

    Standard office environment

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    <span 72="">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!


    CRH 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 17, 2022

    Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

    Job Segment: Supply Chain, Buyer, Procurement, Supply, Operations