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National Product Manager (Sakrete & Amerimix) – Atlanta, GA

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Oldcastle APG
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September 9, 2020
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Atlanta, GA
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Job ID:  226919

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 Summary

The role of the National Product Manager is to develop and maintain the Sakrete & Amerimix product line by focusing on how product offerings, packaging and manufacturing of the products integrate with key strategies, channel networks, relationships, and technical infrastructure of the Sakrete & Amerimix sales models.  

  • Full technical knowledge of product lines.
  • General knowledge of the application processes for concrete, mortars, and repair products.
  • Possess or gain knowledge of masonry industry, competitive products, and best practices.
  • Assist in product training.
  • Coordinates with R&D and marketing for new product development and to keep new product pipeline full.
  • Reviews product gaps, analyzes product offering of key competitors for gaps or opportunities in our line, and has knowledge of all competitors in the space.
  • Basic manufacturing knowledge.
  • Determines product needs and communicate these findings to the R&D team.
  • Assigns product #s, SKUs, bar codes.
  • Reviews financial health of product line – looks for slow movers, low MC items, etc.
  • Working with Marketing team to:
    1. Responsible for product launches and coordinating with marketing and sales for program specifics, sales targets and pricing.
    2. Determines product packaging type and leads efforts to improve/change/update.
    3. Provides technical copy for packaging, data sheets and approval of these pieces in conjunction with Technical team.
    4. Provides technical information for articles and editorial opportunities with publications.
    5. Writes product specifications with assistance from Technical team.
    6. Provides blog and website content.
  • Provide support to licensees as needed.
  • Coordinate with regional sales teams and licensee’s product training as needed.
  • Coordinates with technical team key product/project needs and objectives.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending key trade associations and professional organizations.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience as a product manager
  • Previous experience in masonry products preferred
  • Ability to translate technical information into a form that is easily understandable
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Proficient computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • The position requires up to 20% travel

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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