Procurement Category Manager (Raw Materials) - Auburn, ME

Auburn, ME, US, 04210

Lawn & Garden Northeast


Job ID:  489858


Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading global supplier of building and landscaping products. Its product portfolio includes hardscapes and masonry, packaged cement mixes, lawn and garden materials, and composite decking sold through a variety of channels for residential and commercial use. Oldcastle APG is the leading producer of hardscapes in North America and Europe and the innovator behind many of the industry’s well-known brands: Belgard hardscapes, Echelon masonry, Sakrete bagged dry mixes, and MoistureShield composite decking. With over 260 operating locations and approximately 8,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 7 countries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.


Procurement Lead Role & Responsibilities:


  • Assist in monitoring inventory levels and securing vendors for raw materials including but not limited to: Soil Products, Amendments, Wood Products
  • Work closely with production forecasting to proactively procure materials
    • Help develop, plan, and execute purchasing plans for responsible plants
    • Communicate plan with key players at each responsible plant
  • Establish/Maintain relationships with key plant personnel & key suppliers
  • Gather & share pertinent market intel for related markets to raw materials
  • Analyze, extrapolate, and understand cost fluctuations and how they affect bills of material and the bottom line
  • Identify procurement synergies between regional plants
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings at assigned plants or as required
    • Negotiate pricing for current and new materials
  • Identify new potential vendors for freight, pallets, raw materials
  • Complete analysis vs current to determine viability and cost effectiveness of new vendors, alternate products, and new vendors
  • Assist in entering various POs
  • Support various procurement initiatives as a support person regionally & nationally where applicable
  • Help develop best practices, apply, execute, document, and communicate
  • Assist in procuring and executing goods and services as assigned




  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in negotiation
  • Strong attention to detail & organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment
  • Strong ability to be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite


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.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Lewiston

Job Segment: Procurement, Buyer, Manager, Operations, Management