Procurement Director - Northeast Division

West Hartford, CT, US, 06107

Northeast Division Corporate




Job ID:  479665


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.


Position Overview

Directs and provides leadership within the Division by establishing and executing a coherent procurement strategy that is consistent with the company’s culture, strategic business objectives and continuous improvement / cost management efforts.  This position is responsible for working throughout the Division and across CRH, as appropriate, to strategically leverage the scope, size and experience of the businesses and to procure goods and services in a way which continuously improves supply quality, service, availability, and total cost management.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provides procurement leadership for external addressable expenditure within the Division.
  • Responsible for financial performance through execution of sourcing strategies that deliver savings and higher value for the businesses.
  • Responsible for aligning and implementing standardized purchasing processes / systems to leverage group volume and resources.
  • Participates in and provides procurement leadership for cross divisional, cross functional collaboration.
  • Interfaces with all levels of Division management to foster professional procurement throughout the company.
  • Effectively communicates and aligns activities with Group, Regional and Divisional category managers as well as with the CRH Americas Procurement leadership team to foster positive, trusting and pro-active stakeholder relationships in the execution of the CRH Procurement strategy.
  • Directs efforts to negotiate, contract and manage performance with key suppliers to ensure that all service levels are achieved and that continuous improvement efforts are implemented.
  • Works with division personnel to enable best in class supplier-buyer relationships that maximize the value delivered to the Division and CRH.
  • Responsible for leading and developing a team of sourcing category managers / specialists to deliver aggressive savings targets established across the Division.

Candidate Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  1.  Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related degree, an MBA is a plus
  • Ten (10) years or more of strategic sourcing / category management experience.
  • Experience establishing business processes and managing performance
  • Exposure to the heavy industrial, building materials, mining or construction sectors preferred
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the role of an effective procurement function and best practices together with the required supporting processes and tools – at both the strategic and operational level
  • Considerable senior management experience gained within a procurement and  / or supply chain function – having operated both strategically and operationally
  1. Additional Knowledge / Skills / Experiences
  • Proven record of procurement and cost management across goods and services and understanding of the entire procurement cycle.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to maintain a wide range of multi-site relationships at all levels of the organization and the ability to implement change.
  • Demonstrated ability to get positive results through influence, persuasion, leadership, presentations, training, and group facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrable record of successfully defining and implementing leading edge procurement strategies – including category management development across multiple business entities/ locations
  • Extensive proven experience in managing suppliers and supplier relationships – across both very large scale and smaller scale suppliers
  • Ability to think strategically with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • High ethical standards
  • Detailed knowledge of the use of technology as an enabler for enhancing procurement processes and in particular e-Sourcing and source to contract
  • Demonstrated experience of leading key negotiations, drafting and implementation of contracts and ongoing supplier management to deliver sustained benefits.
  • Strong business, commercial and financial acumen - supported by a pragmatic approach and not afraid to get in to the detail when required
  • Able to build and maintain relationships, whilst operating and influencing successfully at all levels of an organization, across all business functions and to work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with sufficient gravitas and credibility to be able to influence key stakeholders at all levels (both internal and external), to drive the strategic procurement agenda forward
  • Motivates and empowers others and has exemplary coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong and effective team player – both within the Procurement function and across functions
  • Strong planning and organizing skills


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!


Tilcon Connecticut Inc., a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  May 25, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Hartford

Job Segment: Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Manager, Operations, Management