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Sourcing Manager - Chandler, AZ

chandler, AZ, US, 85225

Oldcastle Infrastructure
Infrastructure Admin



Job ID:  247859



Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Infrastructure is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.


Position Overview


The Sourcing Manager is responsible for creation and execution of Oldcastle Infrastructure end to end sourcing strategy for assigned commodities that align with strategic and operational procurement initiatives while maintaining supplier relationships. The incumbent will identify cost reduction opportunities through negotiation or alternate sourcing, create competitive environments, and negotiate agreements which assure seamless material availability required to achieve organizational objectives. As a key member of Supply Chain leadership, the incumbent will work with operational and business leaders as well as CRH Category teams to support and implement clear and cohesive strategies, which will achieve year over year improvements in input cost, supplier quality, and organizational performance.  The incumbent will execute on the group and corporate objectives including Order-to-Cash (OTC), No PO No Pay, Purchasing Matrix compliance, and Centralized Procurement.




  • Lead strategic sourcing activity for assigned category portfolio identifying opportunities for cost reductions or process enhancements.
  • Lead supply partner negotiations establishing favorable pricing, terms and conditions while ensuring required organizational service levels are achieved.
  • Serve as escalation point for Procurement team for supply partner performance and quality issues.
  • Provide supplier performance data and conduct business reviews with key suppliers.  Includes supplier audits and qualification visits as needed.
  • Collaborate with CRH Category teams to leverage national and global scale of procurement resources and initiatives.
  • Serve as market expert of assigned commodity portfolio and communicate updates in demand or cost.
  • Coordinate with teams to implement strategic sourcing initiatives including Master Purchase Agreements (MPA), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Consignment, and other actions which improve cost structure.
  • Ensure service levels are achieved and that continuous improvement efforts are implemented locally and nationally.  Be point of escalation for procurement team, plant, and suppliers.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related degree or the equivalent in relevant experience
  • 4+ years experience preferred in the strategic sourcing / category management / purchasing field.
  • Experience establishing business processes, managing performance, supplier relationship management, driving organizational change preferred.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • 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 effectively define and manage change.
  • Demonstrated ability to get positive results through influence, persuasion, leadership, presentations, training, and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to think strategically with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • High ethical standards




  • Driving Results –Motivate individuals to achieve and exceed goals by establishing accountabilities, clarifying performance expectations, agreeing to high standards and measures, monitoring and reviewing performance, and providing timely and relevant feedback.
  • Fact–Based Management – They view the organization as an open system, synthesize information from diverse sources, come to conclusions, and make decisions that are rational and based on sound evidence.
  • Coaching and Developing Others – They provide quality time and planned commitment to direct reports and provide processes and opportunities for them to understand their strengths and limitations in relation to a range of high-quality and relevant competencies.
  • Leadership Communication –Generate a shared commitment to the organization, building morale, and encouraging ownership of mission, goals, and values.
  • Process Management – They take a systematic approach in contributing to making the company’s workflow more effective, efficient, and capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment.
  • Organizational Savvy – They gather and accurately assess information related to the organization’s formal and informal communication channels and power relationships.
  • Delegating – They display strong awareness of when, how, and to whom to delegate and will clearly communicate objectives, tasks, long-term benefits, and expectations for outcomes in order to empower others to take greater responsibility.
  • Team Building – They enable and encourage group members to work together to complete tasks and accomplish goals that individual members could not accomplish alone.
  • Decisiveness –Tend toward taking calculated risks by making decisions and taking action, even in the absence of all information.


What CRH Americas 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 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.


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, 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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Mar 28, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Job Segment: Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Procurement, Engineering, Management, Operations