Procurement Manager - Lutz, FL

Lutz, FL, US, 33559

Preferred Materials Inc


Job ID:  497812


Preferred Materials, Inc., a CRH Company, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of construction materials, and construction/paving services in the United States.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Preferred Materials Region has facilities throughout the State of Florida, as well as Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  Companies within the Preferred Region are leading providers of ready mix concrete, concrete block, aggregate materials, hot mix and warm mix asphalt, as well as design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Preferred is committed to being a great place to work, and to attracting and retaining exceptional employees.  We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.


Position Overview

The Procurement Manager (PM) is a functional expert who specializes in implementing cost-effective purchasing strategies of all goods and services, as required by the company. The Procurement Manager has direct oversight of key categories and manages a team of buyers (currently 3) throughout the OPCO to deliver procurement savings of all goods and services. The PM ensures procurement operations perform as required by the company, adhering to the company’s policies, procedures, and procurement programs. This role requires considerable commitment and unwavering collaboration with stakeholders to ensure that purchasing activities align with the needs, and requirements of the OPCO (Preferred Materials Asphalt and Conrad Yelvington Distributors).


The PM works directly with operating company leaders, their buyers, and Divisional Category Managers (DCM), to understand the business and category strategy. This role collaborates with equipment managers, estimators, and buyers to add value to applicable processes: estimating, bidding, sourcing (of equipment /materials/services) for operations or projects. The PM uses a deep understanding of stakeholder needs, pricing, demand forecasting, and total cost of ownership (TCO), to implement the best solution.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Negotiate with suppliers and assist operating company procurement negotiate with key suppliers.
  • Establish and maintain close business relationships with operations managers and equipment managers
  • Take appropriate action to ensure the timely provision, and optimized cost of goods and services.
  • Initiate and support the RFQ process defined by business requirements & developed by category teams.
  • Implement divisional and national agreements in local CRH operating companies.
  • Keep operations informed of any significant developments in the supply and material/service pricing.
  • Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure on-going feasibility and competitiveness.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Identify, negotiate, implement and report saving opportunities and initiatives.
  • Drive adoption of new or established sourcing programs.
  • Supervise the day-to-day functional tasks of operating company buyers as applicable.
  • Oversee the creation, approval, and tracking of purchase orders to ensure accuracy and compliance with internal procedures.
  • Review purchase requests and assess them for proper authorization and alignment with budgetary guidelines.
  • Understand CRH reporting and systems, along with commercial software such as MS Office Suite to:
  • Pull and analyze spend data from CRH spend management system.
  • Review invoices to ensure accurate pricing.
  • Maintain supplier performance scorecards.
  • Maintain procurement documents: quotes, contracts, BOLs, packing lists, etc.
  • Maintain vendor relationships and proper system set-up, and invoice resolution with AP team.
  • Update Ariba sourcing projects, schedule and manage RFP events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Handle correspondence concerning under/over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, or prices and report such changes to the internal stakeholders in a timely manner.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the public always.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.



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



  • Bachelor’s degree in business/supply chain/technical field/or related field
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience 5+ preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience strategic sourcing experience.


General Requirements

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Strong business acumen


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to use a computer to communicate and analyze data. 
  • Ability to negotiate and review/finalize contracts.
  • Ability to perform cost analysis.
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and be a self-starter. 
  • Demonstrate high level competency in strategic thinking, negotiating, real estate and commercial acumen.

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.


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 diverse and inclusive 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!


Preferred Materials, Inc., a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jun 26, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply Chain Manager, Real Estate, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Operations, Sales