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Head of Procurement Excellence - Americas - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc



Job ID:  153704

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 85,000 people at more than 3,600 locations in 32 countries.  Imagine a company capable of providing the modern building materials needed to build our homes, schools, communities, even the bridges and highways to get you there. We are CRH Americas, North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and the second largest globally. 


Position Summary


  • Responsible for the development and deployment of global standards, processes & systems utilization strategies for the Americas region and in collaboration with the Group Head of Procurement Excellence 
  • To establish and maintain relations with the other Procurement functions, manage and coach employees, determine necessary advances and educate employees on the use of the processes, tools, software and hardware within Procurement’s day-to-day operations, including all risk and governance aspects.
  • Management and coordination of Regional projects


Key Tasks and Responsibilities (incl. key stakeholders)


  • Provide insights from internal and market analytics to influence the development of strategic category plans; partner with category leaders and business partners on plan development.
  • As required for function and categories assigned, manage the design and development of procurement compliance programs; lead category-specific risk management efforts
  • Manage coach and train the regional procurement excellence team to the extent that the team has the adequate skillset and capabilities to deliver the agreed output and performance 
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert when it comes to your support function. Providing guidance for problems and questions. Defines activities and focus areas of the support function with selected business partners/stakeholders
  • Contribute to Sourcing Excellence functional development efforts such as process improvement and capabilities development
  • Responsibilities also include managing selected Supplier Relationship Management (‘SRM’) programs: processes and procedures, supplier and category segmentation, operational performance and contract management.


Key characteristics


  • Track record of driving successful change processes with measurable business improvement 
  • Results driven, innovative and creative. Action-oriented and full of energy to face challenging situations. 
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders, including executive management, to achieve the initiative objectives.
  • Ability to interpret and ground decisions on solid analytics.


One CRH and Leadership competencies

  • Drive Results                                          
  • Have Courage
  • Cultivate Innovation                               
  • Have a Strategic Mindset
  • Attract and Develop Talent                    
  • Be Resilient
  • Collaborate                                             
  • Make Quality Decisions
  • Drive Vision and Purpose


Key Competencies


  • Demonstrable record of successfully managing a procurement support function (such as Market Intelligence, Sustainability, Risk, Procurement Technology)
  • Extensive proven experience and detailed knowledge of the respective support function 
  • Profound knowledge of the use of tools, processes and technology as an enabler for enhancing procurement organization
  • Demonstrated experience of implementing strategies and structures of the respective support function


Education / Experience


  • Educated to a degree level – Business or Technical, MBA Preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in sourcing, supply chain and/or operations, gradually developed into senior leadership positions with leading demonstrable successful teams in sourcing and/or supply chain in a cross-cultural environment and matrix based environment


Additional Key Functional Competencies


  • Demonstrated experience in leading, developing and implementing procurement improvements within own department and/or in collaboration with other departments
  • Experience in procurement processes/methods/tools/systems, compliance monitoring, knowledge management and performance management in Procurement. 
  • Good business, commercial and financial acumen 
  • Able to build and maintain relationships, whilst operating and influencing successfully at different levels of an organization, across all business functions and to work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with sufficient gravitas and credibility to be able to influence stakeholders at different levels (both internal and external)
  • Motivates and empowers others and has excellent coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong and effective team player – both within the Procurement function and across functions
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Good influencing skills


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.


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! 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:  Oct 14, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply, Buyer, Performance Management, Supply Chain, Operations, Human Resources