Oldcastle APG

Atlanta, GA

Local Category Manager - Atlanta, GA

Job ID : 261659

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

Drive value added procurement initiatives and savings within Oldcastle APG. Support CRH category management teams in connecting procurement efforts to local operating companies in the Production Equipment & Building Components categories.

  • The Local Category Manager - Americas participates in all relevant commercial discussions with suppliers related to specific products / projects assigned;
  • owns and drives regular business review meetings with suppliers; drives multiple source tenders and provides price provisioning on product level during budgeting / business case phase.

  • Managing assigned categories within APG and through participation in cross-functional and cross-regional teams
  • Translating category and supplier strategies into executable sourcing plans and strategies based on actual portfolio demands and business needs
  • Driving data-backed procurement objectives into the business
  • Ensuring cost, supply availability, innovation, and quality within the sourcing plan creation and execution while driving for savings and improved efficiencies.
  • Executing supplier selection in line with strategy, requirements and supplier base development - and identification of new suppliers
  • Ensuring efficient tendering process from selection through onboarding according to the agreed strategies
  • Leading price negotiations, contract, and life cycle management with suppliers
  • Ensuring compliance with procurement process, SOX and other statutory requirements within own category
  • Ensuring compliance to supplier portfolio within own categories / operating company
  • Liaising with Global / Regional Category Managers to address changes based on supply market dynamics
  • Managing supplier performance accountability for agreed KPIs (internal and external) and reporting
  • Developing and managing relationships with key suppliers in the categories
  • Ensuring integrity of APG procurement system data
  • Requirements

  • Degree in Business or Technical field, a Bachelor’s Degree would be highly preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Operations experience within a manufacturing environment is a plus
  • At least 3-5 years of Procurement experience
  • Recent Regional / Category management experience in a large complex multi-country organization
  • The position will require intermittent travel across N. America at times exceeding 30%
  • 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.

    EOE / Vet / Disability