Lehigh Hanson Purchasing Contracts Manager in Fresno, California
Line Of Business: Corporate Administration (SSC, IT, Employee Services, Etc.)
Primary Location: Fresno-CA
The Company and the Role:
Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.
Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.
Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Purchasing Contracts Manager. This position will reside in the Fresno, CA.
Reporting to the Director of Purchasing, West Region, this position will be responsible for providing strategic procurement support to the Region, and Local purchasing functions.
This position is perfect for a proven professional who would like to align themselves with a progressive and growing company to enhance their skills and career. While focusing on maximizing savings for a successful company and maximizing vendor relations, you will begin your career with a proven leader in the cement and construction materials supply.
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled
What you’ll get to do:
Provide contract support for region’s purchasing activities
Initiates, develops, and negotiates goods and services agreements, and manages them accordingly
Ensures compliance to purchasing agreements, policies and procedures
Identifies and leads process improvement opportunities for purchasing, contract management, supplier selection and sourcing
Assists with the development and implementation of strategies and programs that support supplier performance improvements, which includes quality, delivery, service, product standardization, and customer support
Takes a “hands on’ approach and actively participates in procurement processes with local purchasers
Works closely with internal customers to ensure processes are aligned to provide a high level of customer service
Identifies competitive goods and services by obtaining supplier market information. Applies competitive bid processes for procuring goods and services in accordance with purchasing policies. Negotiates product supply and service agreements that best meet the needs of the operation in relation to price, quality, service and availability
Ensures competitive bidding and contract development activities are conducted in an ethical and legal manner
Advises and assists other employees in the proper method to conduct negotiations and analyze results relating to purchase orders, goods and service agreements, tendering and contract development
Assists with developing and implementing purchasing policies, processes and strategic plans in line with corporate purchasing strategies and objectives
Provides professional purchasing and contract related advice to all levels of the region’s management
Participates in purchasing activities, through cross-functional teamwork or multifunctional purchasing teams
Who we are looking for:
University or College degree in technical, economic, financial or business field
CPM, APP, CPP or APIC professional accreditation
Minimum five years of work experience in purchasing and contract management in a manufacturing/production and/or construction environment
Strong negotiation skills
Excellent oral and written skills and the ability to build relationships and work effectively at all levels of the organization
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple independent projects as assigned
Proficient in MS Office 2000 applications
Willingness and ability to travel 30% within the Central and Coast California and San Francisco Bay
Commitment and engagement through high level of work ethic and utilization of abilities for the best of the company.
Internal and external customer and market management.
Performance and result management.
People management (i.e. management of subordinates’ performance and enabling teamwork).
Demonstrated openness to change, flexibility, and adaptability.
Establish trust and relationships.
Entrepreneurial management (i.e. consideration of long-term risks and opportunities).
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
Demonstrated drive and initiative.
Strong strategic thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.
Persuasion and negotiation skills.
Sustainable management (i.e. compliance with laws and regulations).
Professional competence (i.e. knowledge of the industry and cross-functional understanding.
Benefits & Compensation:
We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.
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EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled