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Product Development Manager - Minnetonka, MN

Minnetonka, MN, US, 55345

Oldcastle APG
APG Headquarters



Job ID:  475288


Anchor Wall Systems, a CRH company, is the leading developer and licensor of concrete wall and hardscape systems. Anchor Wall Systems works with manufacturer licensees in the United States and more than 20 other countries to provide Anchor’s hardscape solutions to the local landscape and retail customer. We hold more than 70 U.S. and international patents.


Job Summary


The Product Development Manager is responsible for the launch and development of new products and technologies in the hardscape sector. The position will regularly collaborate with the Anchor Engineering team, the Commercial Sales team, the Research & Development Group, and the Marketing and Product Management teams and will directly manage the R&D team based in Minnetonka. The projects to be managed will focus primarily on developing viable new concrete masonry and concrete hardscape products and technologies for the U.S. market, and on developing improvements for existing products, tooling, and technologies within the hardscapes portfolio. In large part, the projects will be instigated by and conducted in response to market demands. 


  • Ability to lead a team and maintain a creative, enthusiastic, and collaborative work environment
  • Effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization
  • Prioritize, manage, track, and complete projects through an established stage gate process in a timely manner
  • Identify, read, and understand applicable product specifications and standards (e.g., ASTM standard specifications, International Building Code, etc.) and product testing reports
  • Willingness to visit manufacturing plants to observe manufacturing operations, to visit installation sites to observe field installations of products, to spend time as needed in development facilities/labs
  • Hands-on and results oriented work style to develop and launch new products
  • Innate curiosity of cementitious material, coatings and building material products




  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering (mechanical or chemical preferred) or relatable experience
  • Relevant experience working in with R&D or relatable experience
  • Knowledge of concrete products and exterior landscaping (preferable)
  • Experience in management of multifunctional teams
  • Hands-on with prototyping, constructing and developing product
  • Strong communication and organization skills; efficient in project management




  • Excellent leadership and teamwork aptitude
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Motivated, able to work under pressure and willing to work with precise schedules
  • Engaged and agile
  • Up to 20% travel within the US and Montreal, Canada


What CRH 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


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!


Anchor Wall Systems, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Jan 4, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Chemical Research, R&D Engineer, Project Manager, Manager, Product Manager, Engineering, Technology, Management, Operations