Purchase Order Clerk

Texas Materials

Texas Materials

Cedar Park, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Job ID:  489823

CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with over 28,000 employees at close to 1,600 locations in 43 US States and 2 Canadian provinces.

Position Overview


This position is a key resource for facilitating the effective ordering of products and services and ensuring that supply commitments, as well as business needs are met. The Purchasing Clerk supports a variety of employees within the organization to clarify needs, evaluate, and determine suppliers, generate, and place orders, and manage ongoing supplier within local operations.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Work with field personnel, requestors, and stakeholders to clarify specifications, establish source alternatives, increase standardization, and otherwise increase value related to an order.
  • Be aware of and drive adoption of sourced programs, as directed, to maximize value to the company.
  • Facilitate the process of obtaining quotes and/or bids from potential vendors, if necessary.
  • Maintain an understanding of current inventory levels and future demands to assist the business.
  • Monitor/research order history of related products and services purchased to evaluate/track differences in costs, delivery, quality, and performance.
  • Be familiar with supply chain related to the products and services being purchased.
  • Supports efforts to identify and evaluate new/alternative suppliers which meet business requirements.
  • Prepare draft purchase orders within P2P system which accurately capture the business requirements, and which leverage existing programs and/or supplier relationships.
  • Work with suppliers and Sourcing to ensure that accurate product/service information is being communicated on orders including pricing, availability, part numbers and delivery.
  • Arrange for proper transportation and/or storage of the purchased products if needed.
  • Place approved purchases with suppliers.
  • Expedite and assist with the troubleshooting of orders as needed.
  • Provide, and encourage other users, to provide feedback regarding supplier performance through participation in surveys and the use of Supplier Corrective Action Reports (SCARs) as needed.
  • Work with suppliers and field personnel to improve quality and/or performance of products and services.
  • Assist field personnel and Sourcing to perform tests and demonstrations of products/services to evaluate value, compare results and/or identify alternatives to ensure suppler commitments are met.
  • Work with Sourcing to track market conditions, pricing trends, and opportunities to maximize purchasing value.
  • Support the vendor data management and vendor master maintenance processes through adherence to established payment terms and identifying the need for new or updated data information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complete project work as assigned.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  • High School degree requires with a minimum of 1-3 years of business, purchasing, operations, or related experience.
  • Associate degree preferred.
  • Experience working with databases/data warehouse applications, ERP systems and/or Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; building rapport, listening, presenting, giving, and receiving feedback.
  • Experience with procurement tools, processes and systems would be beneficial.
  • Experience in mining, construction or manufacturing would be beneficial.


Work Requirements


  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Able to safely drive a vehicle.
  • Report to the office dressed appropriately and ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA.
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work with Management.
  • Strong critical thinking skills preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • High standard of ethics, integrity, and trust.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, and use hands.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk for extended periods of time.


Work Environment


  • Standard office environment.
  • Tempo is fast paced with deadlines.
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be moderate.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


 About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


 If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH Americas Materials Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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