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Lehigh Hanson Purchasing Contracts Manager - Houston in Houston, Texas

AutoReqId: 9623BR

Line Of Business: Corporate Administration (SSC, IT, Employee Services, Etc.)

Department: Procurement

Primary Location: Houston-TX

Job Posting:


You experience our products every day, though you may not recognize our name. That’s OK. We’re focused on being great, not especially flashy.

We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials.


Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Purchasing Contracts Manager. This position will reside in the Houston, TX area.

Reporting to the Region Director of Purchasing - South Region, the Purchasing Contracts Manager 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.

  • 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.


  • University or College degree in technical, economic, financial or business field.

  • CPM, APP, CPP or APIC professional accreditation.

  • Minimum five (5) years of work experience in purchasing and contract management in a manufacturing/production and/or construction environment.

  • Experience and/or interest in electronic bidding/e-auctions and E-procurement.

  • 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 SAP -ECC 6.0 MM module (source of supply, purchasing info records, MRP, purchase orders, contracts, etc.).

  • Proficient in MS Office 2000 applications.

  • Willingness and ability to travel 30%.


We’re a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.

Lehigh Hanson offers highly competitive benefits with no waiting period to participate in medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs. In addition, we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions.



Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled