Category Manager - Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC, US, 28269

APG Retail


Job ID:  493625


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 Oldcastle Retail team is searching for a Category Manager to service and support our Decorative Fencing/Railing & Decking home center business with  Lowe’s. As a Category Manager reporting to our Vice President of Sales, you will be the point person for providing, coordinating and communicating all product and program-related information, troubleshooting all service issues and identifying sales trends to gain and deliver a competitive advantage in our local markets well as supporting the Vice President of Sales in managing all categories of business.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Analyze POS information to identify sales and market trends
  • Recommend new or improved selling strategies to support the company's overall goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain solid working relationships with Lowe’s Merchants and Store Operations
  • Work closely with internal operators and learn each Oldcastle business and local markets
  • Support Vice President of Sales in managing day to day retail business
  • Administer Compliance Maintenance for all Decorative Fencing, Railing & Decking business
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any service issues related to customer service, logistics or quality
  • Maintain detailed information on all products in the stores and communicate any changes


Requirements / Education / Experience


  • Strong attention to detail, thorough and high sense of urgency
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service focus and skills
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong ability to turn data into actionable insights
  • Ability to travel up to 25%




  • Bachelor’s degree and/or combination of related professional experience as listed below
  • 3+ years sales experience servicing big box customers
  • 3+ years account management
  • Prior experience with fencing and railing and/or building products a plus


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:  Jun 18, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Manager, Sales, Management