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Product Development Manager

Company: Oldcastle APG
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading global supplier of building and landscaping products. Its product portfolio includes hardscapes and masonry, packaged cement mixes, lawn and garden materials, and composite decking sold through a variety of channels for residential and commercial use. Oldcastle APG is the leading producer of hardscapes in North America and Europe and the innovator behind many of the industry's well-known brands: Belgard hardscapes, Echelon masonry, Sakrete bagged dry mixes, and MoistureShield composite decking. With over 260 operating locations and approximately 8,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 7 countries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

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

Requirements

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

Abilities

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!

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability

Keywords: Oldcastle APG, Minnetonka , Product Development Manager, Executive , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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