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Head of Regional Procurement - Americas - Atlanta, GA


Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

Company:  Oldcastle Materials Inc



Job ID:  146172


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.



Position Overview


The focus of this role is to maximize the potential of procurement within the Americas by establishing and executing a coherent procurement strategy that is consistent with the company’s culture, strategic business objectives and continuous improvement and cost management efforts.  This position is responsible for strategically leveraging the scope, size and experience of the businesses and to procure goods and services in a way which continuously improves supply quality, service, availability, and total cost management. Key stakeholder manager for senior business leaders ensuring that the Procurement strategy, regional ambitions, savings, and objectives are achieved.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Responsible for setting the Procurement strategy (with CPO and Category Management) involving Group stakeholders (GLT and area/regional management) to increase efficiency, effectiveness and shareholder value by ensuring lowest TCO
  • Provides procurement leadership for addressable CRH's expenditure in the region
  • Shared responsibility for financial performance through close collaboration with the head of global category management to deliver savings and higher value for the businesses.
  • Deploying innovative processes / systems while ensuring alignment with global strategic sourcing strategies and leveraging group volume and resources.
  • Participates in and provides procurement leadership for Regional, cross country and functional collaboration.
  • Interfaces with all levels of management to foster professional procurement throughout the Company.
  • Works with the business to enable best in class supplier-buyer relationships that maximize the value delivered to CRH.
  • Direct efforts to manage the performance of the regional procurement to ensure that all service levels are achieved and that continuous improvement efforts are implemented.
  • Responsible for leading and developing a team of Procurement specialists to deliver aggressive savings targets established across the region.


Key Characteristics


  • Well rounded and experienced Procurement professional with sound business acumen
  • Data and people driven leader and decision maker
  • Ability to drive the execution of the strategic procurement agenda within the region.
  • A dedicated and engaged partner who brings the procurement organization in close collaboration with the other procurement leads into a high performing, effective and efficient (Global) Procurement Organization.
  • Strong business, commercial and financial acumen
  • Able to build and maintain relationships, whilst operating and influencing successfully at all levels of an organization, across all business functions and to work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with sufficient gravitas and credibility to be able to influence key stakeholders at all levels (both internal and external), to drive the strategic Procurement agenda forward
  • Motivates and empowers others and has exemplary coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong and effective team player – both within the Procurement function and across functions
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Very strong influencing skills
  • Ready for high degree of travel in order to perform the role effectively


One CRH and Leadership competencies


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


Key functional competencies


  • Demonstrable record of successfully defining and implementing leading edge procurement strategies in complex and multinational matrix organizations
  • Extensive proven experience in managing complex suppliers and supplier relationships
  • Profound knowledge of the use of technology as an enabler for enhancing procurement processes (incl. E-sourcing)
  • Detailed knowledge of providing insights in performance, quality and safety
  • Demonstrated experience of implementing procurement strategies and structures on a regional level.


Education and Experience


  • Master degree level – Business or Technical
  • 10+ years Procurement experience in international setting, 8+ years of Management experience
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the role of an effective procurement function and best practices together with the required supporting processes and tools – at both the strategic and operational level
  • Fluent in English and preferably other languages (Spanish, French, German)


What CRH 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!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted:  May 15, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply, Buyer, Strategic Sourcing, Operations