tivity, quality, efficiency and cost. This position will help identify opportunities for significant improvement by working with operations, engineering, sales and supply chain teams to identify improvement initiatives and/or minor capital investment to reduce manufactured costs while driving profitability and competitive advantage. The Director of Operational Excellence should be self-motivated and able to work effectively in a decentralized and matrixed team environment. The Director of Operational Excellence will report directly to the Vice President of Business Performance and will work closely, on a dotted-line basis, with a cohort of Operations Directors and Manufacturing Engineers across Infrastructure to identify, implement, track and manage change initiatives.
Work closely with Operations Directors to develop Area and Business operational improvement plans
In coordination with Operations Directors, assist in hiring, leading, mentoring, and coaching of Manufacturing Engineers
Identify, measure, document and share best practices across the Infrastructure team, creating a collaborative network of Operations Directors and Manufacturing Engineers, accelerating change and adoption of best practices
Oversee and lead plant improvement workshops to identify, diagnose and address bottlenecks and inefficiencies in production processes
Develop, evaluate and improve production methods utilizing lean tools, knowledge of product design, materials and parts, tooling and production equipment capabilities, process methods, and quality control standards to reduced manufactured cost
Provide oversight and guidance, planning, training and mentoring to plant-level teams implementing lean production tools and frameworks
Serve as change agent working collaboratively within and across departments, functions and locations to help implement a culture of continuous improvement
Assist in the evaluation of acquisition targets to identify, quantify and develop plans for manufacturing process improvement opportunities
Identify and assist in development of enhanced metrics and measurements to drive positive behavioral change and identify inefficiency in our manufacturing processes
Maintain and periodically improve Operational Excellence Roadmaps
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or related degree or the equivalent in relevant experience
15+ years of operations management experience applying lean manufacturing methodologies to support continuous production operations
Demonstrable experience leading manufactured cost improvements at multiple locations in a geographically disperse business, involving multiple projects, timelines, teams and deliverables
Industry experience in concrete manufacturing or building products sectors
Strong leadership skills with the ability to maintain a wide range of multi-site relationships at all levels of the organization utilizing influence, communication, facilitation, and presentation to effectively define and manage positive change
Thorough understanding of lean management tools and practices with ability to assess, explain and deploy with common-sense approach to plant teams to drive measurable improvements
Problem solver able to consistently think strategically, act with urgency, and uphold our high ethical standards
Travel up to 75% of the time
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 Infrastructure, 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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!
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