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Procurement Buyer - Tampa/Orlando

Lutz, FL, US, 33559

Preferred Materials Inc


Job ID:  377159


Preferred Materials, Inc., a CRH Company, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of construction materials, and construction/paving services in the United States.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Preferred Materials Region has facilities throughout the State of Florida, as well as Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  Companies within the Preferred Region are leading providers of ready mix concrete, concrete block, aggregate materials, hot mix and warm mix asphalt, as well as design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Preferred is committed to being a great place to work, and to attracting and retaining exceptional employees.  We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.


Procurement Buyer

About the Position:


Responsible for selecting and purchasing quality products for our business. This role will coordinate the scheduling, purchasing of equipment, materials, supplies and expediting services. In addition, this role will manage all vendor relationships and ensure ordered products are purchased at optimum cost and received within the stated timeframe.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure Health & Safety standards are met by complying with legislation, company policies and promoting a safe work environment
  • Work closely with vendors to ensure on time deliveries, consistent quality, and uninterrupted supply chain, and best pricing.
  • Handle correspondence concerning under/over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, or prices and report such changes to the internal stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Act as a liaison between suppliers and internal stakeholders to resolve any/all procurement related challenges.
  • Implement procurement strategy to ensure continuity of supply and alternative source of supply
  • Understand & communicate market dynamics & price movements
  • Analyze spend for vendors and service providers to define portfolio strategy
  • Lead quality improvement program for vendors and service providers
  • Analyze inventory and payment terms financial impact
  • Deliver price saving projects as defined by the procurement manager
  • Lead supplier development program as assigned by procurement

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary education and/or work experience in a related field.
  • 3 to 5 years’ minimum experience working in procurement
  • Experience working in a construction environment is preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team, able to work on multiple projects at the same me and effectively manage priories.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate competing organizational needs
  • Knowledge and experience with strategic procurement process, procurement best practices, import regulations, competitive bidding, market conditions, general contract terms and conditions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to distill strategy into a clear, compelling, and concise narrative
  • Ability to analyze complex data and derive well supported conclusions
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills







This position is largely sedentary; however, caution needs to be taken when lifting files, boxes, opening file cabinet drawers, desk drawers.

To avoid injuries to hands, back and neck, proper ergonomics should be maintained while working at desk/workstation.

Work Environment

  • Primarily works in an office environment with controlled climate.
  • Ability to perform light hand activity work at a computer/telephone station in an office environment. Position is primarily sedentary.
  • Some duties may involve being in a plant environment where dust and noise levels can be moderate to high and be subject to the same general climate conditions of the region (heat, cold, humidity, etc.).


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!


Preferred Materials, Inc., 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 Posted:  Apr 22, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Job Segment: Procurement, Buyer, Transportation, Supply, Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering