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Logistics Manager - Chandler, AZ

Chandler, AZ, US, 85286

Oldcastle Infrastructure
IPG - Atlanta HQ



Job ID:  475315



Oldcastle Infrastructure™, a CRH company, is the leading provider of utility infrastructure solutions for the water, energy, and communications markets throughout North America. We’re more than just a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, or plastic products. We’re a trusted and strategic partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. With our network of more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 4,000 employees, we’re leading the industry with innovation and a safety-first mindset.


Position Overview


This position is a key resource in managing and reducing Oldcastle Infrastructure’s transportation costs, including both private fleet, as well as third party.  This person will be focused on building the overall logistics & freight strategy design and will be responsible for execution. The Logistics Manager is responsible for assisting in site reporting of safety, as it relates to FMCSA, DOT, and CSA. This position will also assist in recruiting third party haulers that meet both CRH’s safety & insurance requirements and championing the sustainability strategy as it relates to decarbonization and Scope 3 emissions.  As a member of the global logistics category team, this role will utilize the category management process to develop strategies, execute tenders, establish effective supply programs and manage the overall success of the programs. The role ensures that local business requirements are considered in the category strategy. The Logistics Manager will build strong relationships and work directly with key internal stakeholders, suppliers, CRH procurement personnel, specifiers, subject matter experts, management, and others to ensure program objectives are achieved.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Alignment with key stakeholders as well as market and global procurement strategies.

  • Assist with creation and execution of overall freight strategy in collaboration with the business and Global Category Team.

  • Conduct freight lane review and sourcing activities with the business in collaboration with Global Category Team to identify savings opportunities.  Evaluates contracts, service agreements, and suppliers to facilitate final supplier base decisions with relevant stakeholders including final contract negotiations.

  • Accountable for procurement KPI Performance Management reporting and process adherence.

  • Ensures execution of S2P process (from screening to onboarding and lifecycle management) for Logistics suppliers.

  • Maintains strategic relationships with key suppliers, develops, and maintains strategic relationships with internal Logistics stakeholders, and CRH North American Logistics partners.

  • Champion load optimization & efficiencies, decarbonization strategy, and scope 3 emission reductions.

  • Analyzes supply market, anticipates changes, and drives associated third party carrier activities.

  • Responsible for identifying private fleet safety systems in collaboration with Global Category Team, such as telematics, ELD, cameras, etc and working with the business to implement.

  • Identify and implement appropriate software transportation management systems (TMS) for use by Oldcastle Infrastructure sites that help standardize process and leverage spend. Work with the CRH Global Category Team on maintenance of strategic supplier accounts utilized by TMS.

  • Primary contact person for the business in all Logistical aspects of organization (Transportation, private fleet, FMCSA, DOT, CSA reporting etc…)

  • Helps to educate compliance and assist with KPI reporting with respect to overall strategy and FMCSA, DOT and CSA regulations.


Key Characteristics


  • Well-rounded and experienced logistics / transportation professional with sound business acumen.

  • Experience with all modes of transportation and negotiation with suppliers.

  • Data and people driven person, decision maker.

  • Ability to design, lead and drive the execution of the overall freight strategy.

  • A dedicated and engaged partner who strongly engages with the business, CRH logistics category, and management to enhance collaboration and obtaining the Logistics procurement objectives.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Familiar with FMCSA and CSA and ability to report compliance.


Key Interactions


  • Business stakeholders

  • Specifiers

  • Product Expert/Technical Expert

  • Legal & Compliance

  • Finance community

  • Local suppliers

  • Other subject matter experts


Key Inputs


  • Supplier market

  • Market environment

  • Category strategy

  • Procurement guidelines and KPIs

  • Business requirements

  • Country requirements


Key Outputs


  • Local legal and regulatory requirements

  • Country procurement strategy

  • Supplier performance for local vendors

  • Procurement KPIs

  • Savings performance

  • Supplier Relationship management




  • Educated with a Supply Chain, Logistics / Transportation or Business Degree

  • 5+ years of transportation/logistics/supply-chain experience preferred

  • Experience in managing LTL/FTL, rail, ocean, air, parcel, and 3rd party haulers highly preferred

  • Fluent written and verbal English is a must, other languages are considered a plus

  • Willing to cooperate in cross-functional CRH projects


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!


Oldcastle Infrastructure, 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:  Jan 5, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Procurement, Supply, Operations