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Purchasing Manager - Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE, US, 68130

Lyman-Richey Corporation



Job ID:  384660


Headquartered in Omaha, Lyman-Richey Corporation, A CRH Company, employs nearly 800 people in its eight aggregate and concrete companies across central and eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Lyman-Richey Corporation has been providing top-quality construction materials and superior service to customers and contractors in the region for more than 130 years. 


Position Overview

This position is responsible for managing the purchasing department at Lyman-Richey Corporation. 


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Lead and coordinate the activities of the purchasing department.
  • Manage personnel in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable employment laws.  This includes training and mentoring employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding employees, disciplining employees, long-term personnel development and succession planning, as well as addressing complaints and resolving issues.
  • Facilitate the process of obtaining quotes/bids/RFx from potential suppliers.
  • Assist with invoice/payment related questions, working with AP to promote a seamless P2P process.  
  • Utilize metrics and data from multiple systems to determine and improve efficiency, provide guidance to the team, troubleshoot issues, monitor P-card purchases, and manage PO lifecycle.
  • Regularly attend operational meetings, drive adoption of sourced programs to maximize value to the company and increase savings benefits.
  • Collaborate with regional Purchasing Managers on best practices.
  • Resolve system discrepancies.
  • Provide category updates to regional team members.
  • Communicate with Director, purchasing team, category leads, and other management about programs and projects.
  • Work with requestors to clarify specifications and establish source alternatives.
  • Special projects and capex purchases.
  • Review new supplier requests.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.



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



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Work Requirements

  • 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 physical, 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.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • 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.
  • Ability to cope well in stressful environments and communicate professionally.
  • 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. 
  • Ability to summarize data from different sources into a concise format that can be easily expanded and communicated to support initiatives.


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.

  • 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.


Work Environment

  • Standard office 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!


Lyman-Richey Corporation, 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:  May 9, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

Job Segment: Manager, Procurement, Buyer, Management, Operations