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Regional Category Manager- Production Equipment- Atlanta, GA

CRH Americas Materials Dunwoody Full-Time
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Country:United States 

Req ID:  150314 

About CRH

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing 87,000 people at 3,800 operating locations in 31 countries. CRH is the largest building materials company in North America and the second largest worldwide. The Group has leadership positions in Europe as well as established strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH is committed to improving the built environment through the delivery of superior materials and products for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, housing and commercial projects. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is listed in London and Dublin and is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 and ISEQ 20 indices. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE.  For more information visit URL blocked - click to apply

Position Overview

Ensure that CRH sources clearly specified products and services in the Production Equipment category at the best possible TCO, and that CRH fulfills its contractual obligations and other commitments towards its suppliers. The Regional Category Manager participates in all relevant commercial discussions with suppliers related to specific products (within own area); owns and drives regular business review meetings with suppliers; drives multiple source qualifications and provides price provisioning on product level during budgeting / business case phase.

Key Tasks

  • Managing assigned category in Region by leading cross-functional and cross-regional team
  • Accountability for results at Regional level
  • Acting as interface with countries, ensuring communications to and from the countries
  • Implementing category strategy on OpCo/Business level
  • Tailoring category strategy to needs of Division, defining Division priorities and aligning priorities with countries
  • Collection of needs from OpCos including data for benchmarking
  • Execution of multi local initiatives (e.g. tenders)
  • Leading Country Category Manager with country or Regional processes
  • Developing and managing relationship with key suppliers in the category
  • Driving the realization of savings, efficiency, quality, and process improvements

Key Responsibilities

  • Translating category and supplier strategies into executable sourcing plans based on actual portfolio demands
  • Ensuring cost, availability, innovation, and quality within the sourcing plan creation and execution
  • Executing regional supplier selection in line with strategy, requirements, supplier base development, and identification of new suppliers
  • Ensuring efficient RFx process from selection through onboarding according to the agreed strategies
  • Leading price negotiations, contract, and life cycle management with suppliers
  • Ensuring compliance with procurement process, SOX and other statutory requirements within own category
  • Ensuring compliance to supplier portfolio within own category/region and in alignment with Project Management
  • Liaising with Global Category Manager for the anticipation and handling of changes based on supply market dynamics
  • Managing supplier performance
  • Accountability for agreed KPIs (internal and external) and their reporting

Key Characteristics

  • Well rounded and experienced Procurement professional with sound business acumen
  • Data and people driven leader and decision maker
  • Ability to lead and drive the execution of the regional category management agenda
  • Dedicated and engaged partner who strongly engages with both the business and the Global Procurement organization to enhance collaboration and obtaining the Regional procurement objective
  • Ready for a high degree of travel required in order to perform the role effectively
  • Willing to move internationally or cooperate in international projects

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

Additional Knowledge/Skill Required

  • Negotiation & contracting skills
  • Cost analysis skills
  • Financial and Business acumen
  • Decision making/strategic thinking
  • Project management skills
  • Collaborating in cross a regional/functional team
  • Source to pay process, supplier quality, product lifecycle management
  • Excellent market information analysis skills and supply market knowledge

Key Interfaces

  • Business Stakeholders
  • Product Expert/Technical Expert
  • Country Heads of Procurement
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Finance community
  • Suppliers
  • Other subject matter experts

Key Inputs

  • Category strategy
  • Supplier strategy
  • Business demands
  • KPIs
  • Market environment
  • Region / Project Procurement Plans

Key Outputs

  • Source plan execution, category and project charters
  • Price, T&C, and contract execution
  • Supplier assessment
  • Contract and supplier performance ownership
  • Performance for internal KPIs
  • Supplier Management

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Business or Technical field, a Master’s Degree would be preferred.
  • 8 or more years of Procurement experience in an International setting and 3 or more years of People Management experience
  • Recent Regional/Category management experience in a large complex multi-country organization

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

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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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CRH Americas Materials, Inc (OMG)., a division of CRH, 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 18,000 employees at more than 1,200 locations in 44 states.

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