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Head of Operational Procurement - Various Locations

Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Cement Division Corporate



Job ID:  153246

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 85,000 people at more than 3,600 locations in 32 countries.  Imagine a company capable of providing the modern building materials needed to build our homes, schools, communities, even the bridges and highways to get you there. We are CRH Americas, North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and the second largest globally. 


Position Overview


Drives the execution of the defined category strategies on a local level for Cement division. Manages the Operational Procurement Team. Identify and enable opportunities for cost reductions, cost avoidance and service improvements. Provides guidelines and direction to the local team to execute procurement tactics to achieve these benefits. Build strong and effective relationships both with internal customers, the local/regional category team and external suppliers to create the framework for the implementation of procurement initiatives and processes. This role can be based in a corporate office in either Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, or Overland Park, KS. 


Key Responsibilities


  • Drives the execution of the defined category strategy on a local level. Work closely with the Local Category Manager and Divisional Procurement team
  • Manages the Operational Procurement team.
  • Identifies and enable opportunities for cost reductions, cost avoidance and service improvements. Provides guidelines and direction to the local team to execute procurement tactics to achieve these benefits.
  • Drive annual budgeted cost savings, margin improvements, and other procurement benefits, using best-in-class procurement techniques
  • Provides monthly reporting on savings, benefits, key initiatives and projects through development of an effective Procurement Management dashboard (KPIs)
  • Connecting procurement and portfolio strategies to the business strategy
  • Overall responsible for delivering the procurement category strategy and plans across all channels supported by sourcing strategy, supplier negotiation, selection and evaluation
  • Own the supplier relationships and take actions to deliver value through growth
  • Responsible for reaching the profitability targets
  • Identify and interpret results, trends, business and market environment and drive procurement performance
  • Apply sophisticated procurement principles in order to realize best cost


Key Characteristics


Well-rounded and experienced Procurement professional with sound business acumen, data and people driven person and decision maker. Ability to lead and drive the execution of the local category management agenda. A dedicated and engaged partner who strongly engages with both the business and the regional procurement organization to enhance collaboration and obtaining the local procurement objectives.     


Leadership competencies


  • Drive Results        
  • Cultivate Innovation
  • Attract and Develop Talent
  • Collaborate
  • Drive Vision and Purpose
  • Have Courage
  • Have a Strategic Mindset
  • Be Resilient
  • Make Quality Decisions


Key Functional Competencies


  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Good leadership capabilities
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Excellent country knowledge


  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Contract Management
  • Cost analysis and management
  • Financial and business understanding
  • Negotiation skills
  • Networking skills


Education/ Experience


  • Educated to a degree in Business or Technical
  • 8y Procurement experience and 5y People Management experience 
  • Fluent written and verbal English is a must, other languages are considered a plus
  • Willing to cooperate in international projects


What CRH Americas 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 Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! 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 career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Aug 1, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Procurement, Buyer, Operations