Senior Sourcing Manager (Global Direct Sourcing – Europe) – Dublin / Amsterdam


Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Main Industry:
Search Management & Executive Jobs
Other Industries & Skills: 
Purchasing & Supply Chain
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20 April 2023



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About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.

CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe.

Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.

Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.

Learn more about us through the following Link.

Position Overview 

CRH’s Global Direct Sourcing team is looking for a Senior Direct Sourcing Manager to identify and develop potential direct suppliers in Best Cost Countries (BCC); particularly in Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Middle East to become more competitive globally. You will ensure compliance with the CRH Ethical Procurement Code and manage individual sourcing projects as identified by the Global/Regional Category teams and operating companies in BCC.

The successful candidate will act as the key GDS interface for the respective global/regional category teams and CRH operating companies.

This role can be based out of different Easter European countries but the preferred location is in Poland.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities


-Understand the European/APAC customers, their needs and requirements
-Collect market information and trends and identify BCC sourcing opportunities, which are aligned with overall category and business strategy & goals
-Critically review these opportunities, considering all elements of supply (Total Cost of Ownership – manufacture, supply and after sales service)
-Working with the Category teams to influence change in the supply chain and drive out costs
-Regularly review critical paths with the GDS/Category teams to ensure on time delivery
-Respond to and follow up enquires, issues and problems raised by buyers / customers
-Other ad-hoc projects as assigned


-Build and maintain a strong vendor network in BCC with particular focus on E Europe, Turkey and the Middle East to meet customers’ needs
-Monitor and manage the selection process for new vendors to ensure they match a specific client need or new business opportunity
-Validate the GDS suppliers meet CRH ethical and social compliance standards as well as technical and quality management competences
-Constantly review and evaluate performance of factories to ensure that they meet CRH requirements

Key Functional Competencies and Relevant Experience

-Analytical skills
-Problem solving skills
-Cost analysis and management
-Stakeholder Management
-Networking skills
-Supplier Relationship Management
-Contract Management
-Financial and business understanding
-Negotiation skills
-Excellent team player

Your Education and Experience

-Educated to degree level or above, preferably in a technical or business discipline, with 10 years procurement/sourcing experience
-Strong understanding of manufacturing processes and quality management
-Knowledge of building materials and products preferred
-Clear and reasoned problem solving, able to work under pressure
-Excellent leader and motivator
-Clear communication, influencing and negotiation skills
-Strong command of English – written and spoken
What CRH Offers You

-A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

-Highly competitive salary package

-Comprehensive secondary benefits

-Significant contribution to your pension plan

-Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

-Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and apply for this great opportunity.

Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who is a perfect fit? Please let us know: careerscrh.

CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.

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