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Procurement Agent - Poland, ME

Poland, ME, US, 04274

Oldcastle Architectural
APG Lawn & Garden


Job ID:  261459


Lawn & Garden,  a CRH company, a division within Oldcastle APG, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 40 production facilities.  We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, and homeowners.


Job Summary



  • Assist & Coordinate with Procurement Manager with results in setting cost standards for empty bags, retail/commodity, amendments, and packaging.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors (remote contact or on site). Work out order discrepancies with pricing, quantity shortages, overages, incorrect item, damaged goods, etc.
  • Generate purchase orders for packaging, various raw materials, and Capex projects.
  • Work collectively with Regional Forecast Manager for prepacking/bag distribution in accordance to production needs/demands.
  • Coordinate/Assist Site Managers with monitor end/revisions and new/old bag needs, packaging transfers within & outside of Northeast region.
  • Participate in weekly team/regional meetings.
  • Coordinate with internal logistics departments: to assist in scheduling of transfers, additive and packaging pickups.
  • Regular contact with peat suppliers to monitor harvest for cost forecasting and supply.
  • Identify future sourcing opportunities.
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives with suppliers within category or commodity area.
  • Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job. May be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis.
  • Complete data analysis on a day to day basis.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Administration, Supply Chain or equivalent combination of experience, training and education is preferred
  • Minimum 1 years purchasing experience (including strategic sourcing, category management and supplier management)
  • Understanding of relevant products and category supply base
  • Experience in conducting RFP process and negotiations
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively lead small teams and manage change within organization
  • Proficient with excel spreadsheets, pivot tables, and data analysis.


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.


Lawn & Garden, 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:  Apr 11, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Lewiston

Job Segment: Procurement, Temporary, Logistics, Business Manager, Supply, Operations, Contract, Management