Procurement Manager

Subsidiary: Colas Inc.

Colas Inc. is the corporate office of Colas USA, a materials and heavy highway/infrastructure leader that began operations in 1979 with the acquisition of Barrett Paving Materials. The headquarters office of Colas Inc. is located in Morristown, New Jersey, but our employees also work within our eight (8) subsidiary companies operating throughout the United States from New York to Alaska.  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

The Colas USA Family of Companies is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit



$110,000-$154,000 Depending on Experience.

Job Summary

Job Description: The Procurement Manager will work closely with internal partners and help with owning the procurement process and strategy within their assigned region and businesses. Responsibilities include developing and leading procurement resources, finding opportunities through spend analysis, developing sourcing strategies for materials, assets, and services used in the construction industry, crafting a Procurement Roadmap, and developing shared goals with the leadership of the region.


  • Lead and develop supplier performance, relationships, and agreements for categories, while collaborating with partners to build a competitive advantage for Colas
  • Support cross-functional teams using analysis of historical spend data and cost modeling to high value opportunities that deliver innovative and balanced value, operational efficiencies, and risk mitigation to the business
  • Interacts with internal business partners to achieve involvement in procurement and proposal activities
  • Coordinate sourcing activities with Corporate Procurement
  • Develop procurement roadmaps in support of your companies’ objectives
  • Develop strategies for large contracts, work with inside counsel to identify and incorporate appropriate levels of commercial protection, and conduct negotiations to achieve the best possible outcome for Colas
  • Segregate spend to leverage company spend locally, nationally and globally to ensure financial benefit to the company
  • Provide market and opportunity analysis to partners
  • Prepare and negotiate contract terms and conditions for agreements
  • Analyze contract documents to resolve contractual obligations, and preparing recommendations regarding acceptance or modifications
  • Identification, vetting, and selection of new vendors and services
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with suppliers based on the highest ethical business practices.
  • Act as the primary liaison to suppliers within your marketplace and use market research and spend analysis tools to analyze supplier performance
  • Identify and anticipate business needs; develop recommendations and solutions
  • Develop, lead, and influence implementation of policies related to supplier commitments
  • Collect, analyze, and develop a sourcing plan and conduct sourcing activities while ensuring delivery and quality requirements are satisfied

Education/Technical Knowledge/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree or M.B.A preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of strategic sourcing in a large manufacturing environment with exposure to engineering, plant operations, and/or maintenance required
  • Sourcing experience in indirect, fleet, construction equipment, manufacturing equipment, or services a plus


  • Balance of strong negotiation and relationship building skills a must
  • Experience with spend analysis to develop a sourcing strategy
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership in category management and the Strategic Sourcing Process
  • Execution oriented, with a strong sense of urgency around tangible results
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Project Management Skills - Ability to prioritize and implement tasks; support multiple projects
  • Effective decision making
  • Well-developed communication and negotiation skills
  • Category strategy development and execution
  • Strong time management, organizational, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to others
  • Experience working with e-procurement tools
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills

Travel: 25%

  • Travel to subsidiaries and supplier sites

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles