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Purchasing Manager - Portland, OR

Portland, OR, US, 97203

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  429581


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.


Job Summary


Administers and supervises purchasing and inventory control activities for the plant including supplies and materials needed for plant operations.  Uses independent judgment in performing duties.  Works from general policies and objectives.  Refers to supervisor when clarification or interpretation of the organizational policy is needed.  


Essential Functions


  • Establishes, communicates, and assigns job responsibilities to storeroom employees.
  • Supervises and executes the purchase of supplies and materials required for plant operations and maintains a specified level of inventory in the storeroom.
  • Collaborates with other department managers to discuss material and other supply requirements.  Conducts purchasing activities so as to meet those requirements.
  • Review & correct problematic invoices.
  • Process and submit purchase orders for filing; monitor status of open purchase orders.
  • Negotiate with vendors to achieve cost-effective purchasing transactions while maximizing quality, customer service, and desired delivery times.
  • Manage inventory and equipment in the Avantis database to ensure part numbers are accurate and inventory records are updated.
  • Manage the verification and approval process to include receiving reports and matching invoices.
  • Maintains updated records of daily purchasing activities through Avantis software.
  • Actively participates in plant programs and meetings.
  • Heads Inventory MEP team for review of stocking levels and inventory management.
  • Responsible for managing the Purchasing process per the MEP (Maintenance Excellence Process) guidelines
  • Monitor service vendors’ contractual and insurance requirements to meet company-established compliance levels through BROWZ.
  • Prepares reports regarding purchasing activities as requested by corporate and plant management.
  • Ensures that purchase orders are signed and authorized by required personnel.
  • Management of invoices and transactions to prevent the occurrence of RNI (Received Not Invoiced) outside the normal transaction lead-time.
  • Mandate and ensure that plant purchasing policies are followed for both procurement and inventory management.
  • Provides support and training for the Accounts Payable clerk where applicable




  • Bachelor's Degree in business or related field.




  • 5 years of experience in purchasing in a similar position at an industrial manufacturer or in a related industry.



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 Posted:  Aug 10, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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