Purchasing Manager

Crown Castle International   •  

Canonsburg, PA

Industry: Telecommunications


5 - 7 years

Posted 174 days ago

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Company Summary

Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $60 billion.  

Position Title:  Purchasing Manager                      

Position Summary

Manage a procurement team focused on delivering supply chain process, procedure, and customer service support to both internal and external customer

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage the activities of direct reports to assure the efficient flow of supply chain interactions into the organization.

  • Assist in facilitating and resolving day to day supply chain management decisions

  • Partner with Internal and External Audit teams to ensure compliance with key audit controls owned within the Supply Chain organization

  • Research and develop new strategic purchasing practices, train, and implement improvement opportunities

  • Monitor and maintain the integrity of the purchase order process.

  • Develop and manage strategic business relationships with leaders throughout the company.

  • Lead efforts to ensure companywide training and communication exists for all elements of the supply chain management team.

  • Manage the workflow of the Supply Chain Management day to day help desk and processing requests

  • Initiate, develop and implement strategic improvements with internal customers to lower costs and improve cycle times of the “procure to pay” process.

  • Partner with Human Resources to recruit, train and develop staff. Additional responsibilities include ensuring that individual objectives are established and reviewed using the performance management process to reward excellence and address sub-par performance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline

Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Five (5) or more years of related or industry specific experience

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Technical knowledge of the purchasing function

  • Technical knowledge of the wireless industry helpful

  • Ability to effectively communicate with subordinates and management

  • Advanced knowledge of work flow problems, critical path and institute remedies

  • Advanced knowledge of J.D. Edwards

Organizational Relationship

Reports to:  Director, Cost Accounting

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable):  Purchasing Coordinator, Purchasing Analyst

Working Conditions:  Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Some travel