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Procurement Buyer - Orlando

Orlando, FL, US, 32792

Preferred Materials - Concrete



Job ID:  289039


Preferred Materials – Concrete Division, part of CRH South Division, is a leading supplier of ready mix concrete, concrete block, rebar and building materials in the state of Florida, providing the highest product quality and service in the construction industry. With headquarters in Bonita Springs and Lutz, Florida, and operations in five key Florida markets, Preferred Materials provides municipalities, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, builders and suppliers a wide variety of construction materials and products. Our employees make Preferred Materials a great place to work. We promote a strong safety culture, where employees take responsibility for their own safety.


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 Americas Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


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! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Preferred Materials – Concrete Division is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  May 29, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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