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Transactional Purchasing Manager - Harrisburg, PA

Location:  Harrisburg, PA, US, 17104
Company:  Pennsy Supply Inc


Job ID:  123926


Pennsy Supply, part of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., a division of Oldcastle, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States.  Our operations span the nation from Montana to Texas and from Washington to Florida, with 17,500 employees at more than 1,200 locations in 44 states.


Position Overview

This position manages a focused team of buyers, purchase administrators and P2P KPI’s.  The position will coordinate local execution and adoption of sourced programs as well as drive the effective use of the standard P2P/Transactional purchasing processes and systems.  The position will also lead negotiations of local purchases as well as communicate and solicit feedback on existing programs to determine opportunities for improvement and to add additional value.


Key Responsibilities

Responsible for managing the Transactional Purchasing Team and Process for the Mida Group

  • Builds and manages effective teams and develops direct reports
  • Proficient in procurement processes, technologies and tools
  • Solid negotiation, project management and organizational skills
  • Business acumen and organizational knowledge/agility
  • Manage change through influence and collaboration
  • Effective communicator who can manage conflict


Manage the performance of the Transactional Purchase P2P process within the division

  • Drives for results and ensures accountability for key performance measure of the P2P process
  • Ensure consistency with OMG standards
  • Ensure that the company resources are in place and properly trained to meet the P2P and business requirements
  • Assist company purchasing personnel in resolving Help Desk and / or troubleshooting issues
  • Work with divisional finance management to ensure that the P2P and related processes meet the necessary Sarbanes-Oxley requirements


Support division efforts to drive cost reductions through the P2P process

  • Drive the use and adoption of sourcing initiated spend arrangements / agreements
  • Identify opportunities to reduce purchase prices and costs during the ordering / approval process
  • Work with the division’s Strategic Sourcing Group communicate and provide feedback on existing programs  or potential program opportunities


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Business Administration or related degree required with over 4 years of business, procurement, accounting, finance or related experience. 
  • Effective team builder and leader with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team within a highly matrixed environment
  • Experience working with databases, data warehouse applications and / or ERP systems.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Knowledge of procurement tools and process management including: strategic sourcing processes; procurement best practices, procedures, and policies; and operating metrics would be beneficial.
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or similar certification desired
  • Experience in mining, construction or manufacturing would be beneficial


Knowledge / Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Ability to think strategically and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to work with suppliers
  • High ethical standards
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness
  • Ability to drive change and sell new concepts and approaches through persistence, self-motivation, energy, tenacity, follow-through, and commitment
  • Understanding of Sourcing and Transactional Purchasing impact on financial results


What Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle

Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family!


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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg

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