Procurement Manager - Overland Park, KS

Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Cement Division Corporate



Job ID:  466743


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides Portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package and opportunities for your continued growth and development!




The procurement manager implements the cost-effective purchases, source, and negotiation of all services and equipment. Ensures quality control and adherence to the company’s policies 
What you’ll be contributing:


  • Develops procurement strategies that are suitable for the project, the timeline, and the risks associated with the project delivery. 
  • Develops a structured qualification process that sources and engages reliable suppliers and vendors. 
  • Revises the tender documentation making sure of the completeness of the package, manages the request for quotation using the e-procurement corporate portal, and negotiates with suppliers and vendors to secure contract terms.
  • Develops the procurement plan in coordination with the project managers and the project planner. Prepares procurement reports.
  • Ensures projects meet the timeline of the procurement process, following the project master schedule.
  • Builds and maintains long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Manages the procurement process up to the signature of the contract and subsequently issuing the purchase through the corporate MRP system.
  • Performs risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.
  • Assists the project manager with contract management, claim management, and contract closing.
  • Controls the procurement budget and promotes a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs.


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Procurement, finance, accounting, or a related field
  • 7 or more years in procurement, finance, accounting, or related field with supervisory responsibility required
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills including the ability to make effective presentations
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects.  
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficiency in time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of the cement process 
  • Ability to make sound independent judgments regularly
  • Demonstrated ability to implement processes to completion
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in parallel to the conclusion




  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, talking
  • Constant hearing, use of vision, use of computer, telephone
  • Occasional driving, bending, crouching, climbing, and walking on uneven surfaces, pushing/pulling, and working at high elevations required
  • Occasionally working in extreme heat/cold, wet/humid conditions, dust/smoke/fumes, around equipment in motion, varying noise levels, poor lighting, and exposure to jarring and vibration.


What’s next for you?


  • We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee will be required to follow all job instructions of his/her supervisor and to perform other work assignments related to plant operations that are not inconsistent with the current labor contract, past practices, or safety policies.


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!


Ash Grove Cement, 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:  May 31, 2023

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

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