Purchasing Manager - Louisville, NE

Louisville, NE, US, 68037

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  497972


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides Portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package, and opportunities for your continued growth and development! 




The Purchasing Manager administers and supervises purchasing and inventory control activities. This position manages the purchase of supplies and materials for operations.


What you’ll be contributing: 


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines. 
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor. 
  • Essential Functions
  • Establishes, communicates and assigns job responsibilities to storeroom employees.
  • Supervises and executes the purchase of supplies and materials for operation and maintains a specified level of inventory in the storeroom.
  • Collaborates with other department managers to discuss material and other supply requirements. Conducts purchasing activities so as to meet those requirements.
  • Reviews & corrects problematic invoices.
  • Processes and submits purchase orders for filing; monitor status of open purchase orders.
  • Negotiates with vendors to achieve cost-effective purchasing transactions while maximizing quality, customer service, and desired delivery times.
  • Manages inventory and equipment in the Avantis database to ensure part numbers are accurate and inventory records are updated.
  • Manages the verification and approval process and receives reports.
  • Maintains updated records of daily purchasing activities through Bentley software.
  • Participates in plant programs and meetings.
  • Heads Inventory Leadership team for review of stocking levels and inventory management.
  • Manages the Purchasing process per Company guidelines.
  • Monitors service vendors’ contractual and insurance requirements to meet established compliance levels through Avetta.
  • Prepares reports regarding purchasing activities.
  • Ensures that purchase orders are signed and authorized by required personnel.
  • Manages invoices and transactions to prevent the occurrence of Received Not Invoiced (RNI) outside the normal transaction lead time.
  • Mandates and ensures that purchasing policies are followed for both procurement and inventory management.
  • Provides support and training for the Accounts Payable clerk where applicable



To succeed in this position, you will need: 


  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc. 

  • High School Diploma/ GED

  • Minimum 4 year - Bachelor's Degree in Finance, accounting, business, or a related field.

  • Preferred C.P.M., CPIM or CPSM

  • Minimum 5 years experience purchasing in a similar position at an industrial manufacturer or in a related industry.


What’s next for you? 


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals. 


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  





What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive 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!


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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




Date:  Jun 29, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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