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Category Manager-Indirect spend,Various locations across Northeast

West Hartford, CT, US, 06107

Northeast Division Corporate

 

 

 

Job ID:  295761

 

CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, ready mixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America. Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.

 

Summary

 

This position is a key resource in driving reductions in total costs and strategically managing supplier relationships to improve CRH’s profitability and competitive position. The Maintenance and Production Services (M&PS) Category Manager is responsible for managing spend categories and is accountable for implementing all category related decisions regarding products and services on a local level. As a member of the global 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 M&PS Category Manager will work directly with suppliers, CRH procurement personnel, specifiers, subject matter experts, management, and other key internal stakeholders to ensure program objectives are achieved.

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

 

  • Representative and lead category manager for own and other CRH product-group organizations
  • Primary category contact person for the business in the M&PS aspects of organization
  • Acts as escalation for claims not solved locally
  • Ensure the category strategy is executed locally
  • Execute the RFX and tactical process including negotiation for smaller or single-country categories
  • Coordinates all category activities within a country during bid and project execution phase
  • Is accountable for development, execution, and maintenance of country procurement strategy and Project Procurement Plans
  • Alignment with country stakeholders as well as market and global procurement strategies
  • Accountable for procurement KPI Performance Management and process adherence in the country, within own area of responsibility
  • Ensures execution of S2P process (from screening to onboarding and lifecycle management) for M&PS suppliers
  • Maintains strategic relationships with key country suppliers
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationship with M&PS stakeholders
  • Analyses supply market, anticipates changes, and drives associated procurement activities
  • Evaluates contracts and suppliers to facilitate final supplier base decisions with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensures products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, implements and ensures purchasing best practices
  • Coordinates category and supplier strategy implementation in the country

 

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 / regional 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 M&PS procurement objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills  

 

Key Interactions

 

  • Business stakeholders
  • Specifiers
  • Product Expert/Technical Expert
  • Other Category managers (Country, Regional, Global)
  • 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

 

Education/Experience

 

  • Educated with a Technical or Business Degree
  • 5+ years of Strategic Sourcing experience preferred
  • Experienced in working with category management in a multi-country organization
  • Experience in managing Maintenance & Production Services vendors preferably in the mining and construction field
  • 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

 

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

 

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! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

 

CRH's Americas Materials is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

 

Date Posted:  Jul 16, 2021


Nearest Major Market: Hartford

Job Segment: Supply, Manager, Procurement, Performance Management, Strategic Sourcing, Operations, Management, Human Resources