Associate, Strategic Initiatives - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30346

APG Headquarters


Job ID:  497034


Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is the leading provider of outdoor living solutions in North America with an award-winning portfolio that enables customers to Live Well Outside. Inspiring endless possibilities with enduring performance, its collection of premier building products create inviting outdoor spaces where people connect, reflect and recharge. The manufacturer’s signature brands include Belgard® and Echelon® hardscape and masonry materials; Barrette Outdoor Living® and MoistureShield® fencing, decking and railing; Sakrete® and Amerimix® packaged concrete and mortar; Techniseal® sands, jointing technologies and surface protectors; PebbleTec® pool finishes; plus popular brands of landscape and gardening materials.     


Job Summary


The Associate, Strategic Initiatives is a position Oldcastle’s Architectural Product Group that will support APG’s efforts to build enduring competitive advantages as a leading, global building product enterprise. The role will support strategic planning, reviews, and portfolio management.


There are four components to the role:


  • Organic Strategy – support the analyses and implementation of strategic priorities such as: evaluating new markets and products, conducting market research, operational analyses to reallocate products within a manufacturing network, and interviewing customers to understand pain points and potential solutions.
  • Capital investment – evaluation of market demand and supply to determine where APG should invest over the next 5 to 10 years. Includes authoring memorandums for major capex approvals and using data / analytics to inform site selection.
  • Strategic Planning – support the implementation of commercial and operational excellence initiatives. Engage with APG’s operating companies to develop local strategic plans for each market and business.
  • Inorganic strategy - support the integration of new acquisitions and evaluate APG’s existing portfolio.


The position is an ideal fit for high-performing, self-driven associate looking to join a dynamic, global, manufacturing company. Success will require intelligence, grit, communication skills, data-driven analysis, and thoughtful problem-solving.




  • Learn the intricacies of a global building product enterprise and become a key member of a team that captures insights, guides decisions, and drives significant impact.
  • Support communication, analysis, and presentation of strategic initiatives across APG and up to CRH’s leadership. This will include preparing financial models and presentation documents to communicate APG’s strategic plan and strategic reviews.
  • Conduct analysis, research (both internal and external), and critical assessment to prioritize a portfolio of impactful initiatives, strategic projects, and investment opportunities.
  • Support customized integration and implementation efforts related to new acquisitions, major capital projects, and strategic pilots. Undertake tailored analysis to guide decision making. Participate in problem solving sessions to support APG’s President.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management, or Finance preferred.
  • Two+ years of experience in any combination of investment banking, corporate finance, consulting or business development.
  • Exposure to experiences that have built genuine business acumen across multiple functions.
  • The candidate must have strength with financial modeling, commercial diagnostics, and operational analysis.
  • Distinctive Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Comfort operating in ambiguous environments and managing multiple workstreams simultaneously.
  • Desire to work in an entrepreneurial, face-paced environment.
  • Travel up to 30%.


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!


Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jun 4, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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