Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Ogden, UT)

Ogden, UT, US, 84401

Staker Parson Companies




Job ID:  499122

CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with over 28,000 employees at close to 1,600 locations in 43 US States and 2 Canadian provinces.


**This position is a remote, potentially hybrid, but must reside within the western US within our operational areas.


Position Overview


As a Strategic Sourcing Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in the procurement team, implementing sourcing strategies that drive cost savings, enhance supplier performance with focus in facilitating procurement of Production Equipment and the related Maintenance and Services thereof. You will conduct strategic sourcing activities supporting Americas Materials West Division objectives for value-driven vendor partnerships and focused on risk management, reliability, and cost-control.


Under the direction of the Category Manager, and in direct support of West Division Operations, the Strategic Sourcing Specialist will work with two categories, 1) Production Equipment and 2) Maintenance & Production Services.


Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in supplier identification, selection, negotiations, and contract preparation using structured processes.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to define material, quality and service requirements and standards.
  • Support vendor partnerships and monitor performance using established KPI's, goals, and scorecards.
  • Integrate new sources, methods, and vendors to ensure a reliable supply of materials.
  • Review market intelligence and analysis to anticipate price fluctuations.
  • Analyze current spend data to identify cost-saving opportunities.
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives through strategic sourcing activities.
  • Working closely with the Company’s technical and business resources to incorporate local requirements into program development and drive the Company’s sustainability and innovation objectives.
  • Ensuring cost, availability, sustainability, innovation, and quality within the categories
  • Ensuring compliance with procurement process, SOX and other statutory requirements within own categories
  • Developing and managing relationship with key suppliers in the categories 


Desired Education and Experience

  • Three (3) or more years of Procurement experience
  • Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, technical or related field, is  preferred. 


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Negotiation & contracting skills
  • Cost analysis skills, using programs such as excel
  • Financial and Business acumen
  • Decision making/strategic thinking.
  • Project management skills
  • Collaborating in cross a regional/functional team
  • Source to pay process, supplier quality, product lifecycle management.
  • Excellent market information analysis skills and supply market knowledge 


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 communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able 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 work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

  • Usually, normal office working conditions. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The position may require some travel – approximately 20%.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.

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

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription

  • Paid Vacation

  • 401k with Roth option & 5% Company Match

  • Profit Sharing

  • 9 Paid Holidays (8 Static and 1 Floating)

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Short- & Long-Term Disability

  • Opportunities for Internal Mobility

  • Professional Development Opportunities

  • Opportunities for Community Engagement

  • Company Discounts on products, goods, services, electronics, automotive, travel & more!



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 a 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 Americas Materials Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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




Date:  Jun 28, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City
Nearest Secondary Market: Ogden

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, PLM, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Procurement, Operations, Management