U.S. Concrete
  • 04-Jun-2018 to 03-Sep-2018 (CST)
  • Corporate
  • Euless, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Yes


Category Manager

U.S. Concrete, Inc. Euless, Texas

U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ: USCR) services the construction industry in several major markets in the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products. During 2017, the company produced approximately 9.5 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and approximately 4.7 million tons of aggregates, through its principal operations in Texas, California, New Jersey/New York, and Washington, D.C.  The Company had revenues of over $1 billion and approximately 3,000 employees in 2017.  The company's corporate headquarters is in Euless, Texas.

The Category Managers (CM) will be responsible for the development and execution of supply category sourcing and procurement activities. The CM will also be responsible for applying best-in-class procurement processes and technology, working collaboratively with key internal business partners and ensuring early involvement of procurement expertise in new innovative projects, managing special projects, driving procurement/supplier initiatives to meet product, service, quality and overall supply requirements, and achieving cost savings objectives.

The CM will also support the execution of major spend reduction initiatives being conducted at the executive level.


Key Responsibilities

Develop national strategies for assigned sourcing categories to meet present and future supply requirements by applying advanced knowledge of purchasing principles, practices, tools and technology, and contract law. Continually search out new sourcing opportunities and implement as needed to strengthen and ensure U.S. Concrete's competitive advantage in the marketplace. 

Assume an "expert" role for assigned categories/commodities on a national basis. Consult and collaborate with technical counterparts and cross-functional team members, as well as the Field Procurement representatives and field operations to gain a thorough understanding of supply requirements that will meet/exceed customer requirements in a practical manner.

Initiate and lead cross-functional team efforts to reduce total system costs through strategic sourcing, component standardization, and/or use of substitute materials; seek out and adapt new supplier innovations and technologies that will result in overall operational effectiveness, simplification and cost reduction.

Work with our legal team and other cross-functional resources to lead the negotiation process, ensure timely contract execution, and resolve all contracts issues.

Build strong value-adding relationships with suppliers, field and corporate personnel, and cross-functional organizations and teams. Contribute to creating "pull" from the organization for Procurement.

Conduct periodic business reviews with key suppliers and internal business partners. Develop, implement and manage processes for supply-related problem resolution and opportunity identification between users and suppliers that result in high levels of customer satisfaction.

Adopt new standards and best practices that elevate U.S. Concrete's procurement capabilities and effectiveness 

Meet or exceed cost reduction objectives for assigned categories, consistent with the overall Annual Operating Plan. Track and report regularly on cost reductions achieved relative to goals. 

 

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required

MBA and CPM and/or CPSM purchasing certification desired
Minimum 7 years of experience working in multiple roles or functions within large corporations, with a minimum 3-4 years within sourcing and procurement.
Experience leading cross-functional teams to develop and implement sourcing strategies
Strong interpersonal, process management and negotiating/influence skills
Executive presence: ability to communicate with, present to, and influence executive leadership in a succinct and articulate way to facilitate effective decision making
Demonstrated track record of success.

Impact on the Organization

Effective management of assigned commodity areas will affect service reliability, workforce productivity and corporate profitability.

Work Relationships

Business Unit VP's & General Managers

Executive Team
Field Operations
Purchasing Manager
Fleet Maintenance Supervisors
Corporate Finance and Accounting

U.S. Concrete
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