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Regional Category Manager General Services - Dublin

Dublin, D, IE

CRH Corporate

CRH is looking for a well-rounded and experienced Regional Category Manager General Services. You have extensive experience in the procurement of indirect categories with a main focus on temporary labour, consultancy and traveli & expenses. Other important aspects of this role are procurement strategy development and execution under the leadership of the Global Category Managerand the functional management of a team of three Local Category Managers (on dotted line). Global category spend is €850M p.a. of which €560M is in Europe.. This is an interesting time to board CRH as you can be part of the development of the procurement function and category management on a strategic level. As such, we are looking for resilient, entrepreneurial procurement professionals who are able to create and drive excellence.



  •  Driving the realization of savings, efficiency, quality, and process improvements. You will have accountability for results at a regional level;
  • Based on actual business demand, devising category and supplier strategies and translating them into executable sourcing plans;
  • Executing sourcing projects from capturing requirements through managing eRFx events and leading commercial and contract negotiations to supplier selection and implementation;
  • Managing key supplier relationships including regular performance reviews;
  • Managing a team of Local Category Managers functionally (on dotted line) and mostly remotely, as they are located in different countries;
  • Acting as interface with all countries in the region (communications to and from countries will be done through you as a Regional Category Manager); Identify, develop and implement efficiency in processes, systems and communication as part of the procurement division; 
  • Ensuring compliance with the procurement process, GDPR, SOx and other statutory requirements as relevant to the category.



  • Finished Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in any business related study in combination with 8 years of procurement experience in an international setting and 3 years of people management experience;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as category manager of indirect spend in a large, complex multi-country organization, preferably in the area of professional / corporate services;
  • Well-rounded and experienced procurement professional with sound business acumen;
  • Data and people driven leader and decision maker;
  • Ability to lead and drive the execution of the global category strategy in the region;
  • Dedicated partner who strongly engages with the business to enhance collaboration and ensure that procurement objectives are met;
  • Ability lead international projects.
  • Ready for a high degree of travel required in order to perform the role effectively (around 40%).



CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing around 90,000 people at 3,700 operating locations in 32 countries. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures. Each day, millions of people around the world come into contact with our materials and products which help fulfil the basic human need of shelter and the infrastructure we need for our societies to thrive.  


As a multinational and multicultural organization, CRH recognizes that our diverse and talented global workforce is critical to sustaining competitive advantage and long-term success. At CRH we want to challenge all of our employees to reach their full potential and play their part in the success of our business. We place a strong focus on developing and empowering our employees to help ensure that we have the talent and capabilities we need now and in the future. We also strive to provide an attractive, rewarding  and stimulating modern work environment that will engage and inspire our employees to meet the ever evolving standards and expectations of our customers. 



We offer an international workplace with a lot of opportunities, freedom and flexibility. As such, self – starters who enjoy working in a challenging environment and who can play a role in shaping our future are encouraged to join CRH. We take care of our employees and therefore offer a generous total rewards package.





Date:  26-Sep-2019

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