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Category Manager - Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC, US, 28105

Oldcastle Architectural
APG Headquarters


Job ID:  278121


Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading supplier of products for North America’s building and landscaping markets. Its products include concrete masonry and hardscapes, packaged cement mixes, packaged lawn and garden products and composite decking products that are sold through a variety of channels.  Oldcastle APG is the innovator behind many of the industry’s well-known brands including Belgard Hardscapes, Echelon masonry products, Sakrete bagged dry-mixes, Anchor Wall Systems, MoistureShield composite decking, among others.  With over 195 operating locations and 6,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 36 states and 5 Canadian provinces.  Oldcastle APG is a U.S. subsidiary of CRH plc., a leading global diversified building materials group.


Job Description


Oldcastle is currently seeking a Category Manager. This position will operate out of our satellite sales office located in Mooresville, North Carolina. As the Category Manager, you will report to the VP of Sales and work directly with the National Account Manager and our customer to execute successful product and sales strategies. As an effective Category Manager, you must be highly customer-centric, proactive, forward thinking and complete all projects and tasks on-time. Successful Category Managers leverage sales and performance data to identify opportunities and provide problem solving solutions to quickly address customer needs.  Listed below are the essential functions of the job.


 Job Responsibilities


  • Proactively develop collaborative relationships with our retail partner to be viewed as a trusted resource for category insights and objective growth opportunities based on analysis.
  • Effectively communicate category management insights to internal operations team members
  • Actively support and participate in preparation of line reviews, pricing quotes and business reviews
  • Monitor competitive activity and recommend solutions to meet/counter competitive threats to business
  • Lead comprehensive understanding of plan-o-gram and assortment to help identify and drive strategic sales opportunities and meet customer growth objectives
  • Provide support on new product/program launch
  • Utilization of reports and analysis to deliver unique perspective
  • Proactively assess, clarify and validate customer needs on an ongoing basis
  • Lead the customer account planning cycle
  • Provide support on new item set-up process




  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Impeccable integrity and ethics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert level of attention to detail, highly organized
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment
  • This job requires less than 30% travel


Desired Skills and Experience


  • Microsoft Suite proficiency
  • Knowledge of Business intelligence systems (Tableau preferred)
  • 2+ Years experience in retail
  • Data analytics experience is a plus


What CRH Americas Offers You


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


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Mar 31, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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