Jun 08, 2022

Procurement Sourcing Lead

  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Lorton, VA, USA

Job Description

Build Your Career. Build America's Future.

Vulcan Materials Company is the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. When you join Vulcan, it's more than starting an exciting career - you get to make a difference for millions of people every day across the country.

When you join Vulcan, you join a dynamic culture in which career development is encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is valued. No matter the role or the location across the country, every member of the Vulcan team lives through the Vulcan Way: doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time .

Procurement Sourcing Lead

In this collaborative contributor role, candidate will support the execution of the end-to-end procurement process for a large, complex geographic area. Improve sourcing activities for large GM area's or line of business within their respective Division by identifying and leading higher complex savings opportunities and supplier operational efficiency initiatives that directly impact the P&L. Develops and oversees regional spending plans, integrates sourcing activities with capital, monitors cost savings, conducts supplier performance management and assesses procurement process performance within the Division.

What You'll Do:
  • Coaching Sourcing Specialists: Providing coaching and training to respective sourcing specialists in the region. Provides input into sourcing specialist development plans as needed.
  • Relationship Management: With oversight from the POST Manager, will work with Area Operations Managers, Plants Managers, and VP Operations to set priorities and identify and execute savings efforts that directly impact the cost of sales per ton or yard.
  • Field Visits: Spending quality time at the plants in the assigned area to ensure that the procurement process is being executed and plant managers receive a high level of customer service.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identifies opportunities related to procurement to improve operational efficiencies and present those to the Area Ops Managers and VP Operations as needed.
  • Strategic Sourcing: Oversees the execution of the end-to-end 7-step procurement process from need identification through contract for regional spend. Able to rectify any issues that may occur. May serve as implementation lead for Enterprise sourcing initiatives.
  • Procurement Operations: Strong understanding of operations parameters and ability to quickly learn and adapt to the Vulcan Way of Operating
  • Best Practice Sharing: Leads frequently share the region's procurement best practices with other regional procurement sourcing leads to ensure opportunities to drive greater consistency and efficiencies across the entire procurement operations team.
  • Spend Management: Responsible for building a vision on how procurement operations performance and provides an annual spend reduction proposal for a specific GM or line of business to the POST Manager for final approval and incorporation into the overall Division spend management proposal.
  • Supplier Performance Management: Develops supplier scorecards and executes supplier performance management routines with suppliers and applicable internal stakeholders. Ensures supplier performance improves in order to reduce Vulcan's total cost of ownership.


Skills You'll Need :
  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent experience in the field.
  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years experience in procurement, supply chain or operations position. Strong knowledge of procurement practices is required. Experience working directly with senior management up to Area Manager.
  • Respected by Operations Leaders -- demonstrates a collaborative working style and customer service oriented
  • Ability to develop relationships with internal and external customers across a large geographic location
  • Drives continuous improvement with operating and supply partners by leveraging analytical skillset to drive decisions
  • Showcases great organizational skills with great attention to detail when assessing opportunities to improve the total cost of ownership for applicable stakeholders
  • Knowledge of operations and procurement practices with an understanding of the 7- step sourcing and Procure-to-Pay processes
  • Negotiating skills, including the ability to communicate with multiple levels internal and external to the organization
  • Coaches, motivates and enjoys developing talent
  • Balances collaborative decision-making with a strong sense of urgency
  • Balances confidence with humility maintains high levels of self-awareness
  • Exercises a high level of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking mindset
  • Champions and assists with driving the team's operational success and prioritizes initiatives accordingly
  • A self-starter who is action-oriented, comfortable with dealing with ambiguity, and motivates team members to excel
  • Influences without authority and manages conflict and comfortable selling and presenting ideas to various levels of management throughout the operations organization
  • Proactively looks for ways to solve problems and remove roadblocks in the procurement process for the operations in their respective region.

Systems Experience Required:
  • Thorough understanding of P2P Systems (e.g. Oracle, Jaggaer, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

What You'll Like About Us :

Great Company Culture. Our people share a competitive drive for excellence in an environment of trust, teamwork, open-mindedness, and communication.

Safe. Industry leader in health and safety standards. We are committed to creating a safe work environment and protecting all employees and customers.

Meaningful Work. What sets us apart is the work we do impact daily lives - and every employee contributes. Our aggregates produced are used to build roads, schools, hospitals, airports, and housing throughout the United States .

Health Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision programs, plus much more .

Rest and Relaxation. Paid vacation, personal floating days, and paid holidays.

Prepare for the Future. 401(k) with company match and contribution.

Training and Development. We see our development programs and helping our employees meet their goals as a key part of our business.

Vulcan Materials Company is committed to employing a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. You also have the right to be free from discrimination for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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