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Category Manager - Charlotte, NC

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Cornelius, NC, US, 28031

Company: CRH


Job ID:  154343


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.


Oldcastle currently has an opportunity for a Category Manager located in our Cornelius NC office.  The successful candidate will report directly to the National Account Manager and work with Lowe’s to optimize growth strategies by leveraging relationships and utilizing sales and performance data to identify opportunities while effectively communicating ideas and solutions to quickly address customer requests.  The Category Manager is responsible for managing project timelines and ensuring assigned customers’ needs and expectations are met.  This is a newly created position designed to serve the needs of the customer.  This position offers a unique opportunity to the directly impact the business and define the role.


Job Summary


  • Proactively develop collaborative relationships with our retail partner to be viewed as a trusted resource for category insights and identifying growth opportunities based on analysis.
  • Effectively communicate category management insights to internal operations team members
  • Work closely with Marketing Director and Coordinator to ensure marketing materials reflect program vision
  • Actively support and participate in preparation of line reviews, pricing quotes and business review presentations
  • 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


Requirements and Preferences


  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Analytics/Marketing or Equivalent Experience
  • Impeccable integrity and ethics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • This job requires less than 30% travel
  • Microsoft Suite proficiency
  • Knowledge of Business intelligence systems (Tableau preferred)
  • 2+ Years’ experience in retail sales and analysis
  • Data analytics (forecasting, pricing, market, etc.) 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 Architectural, 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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