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Director, Strategy & Development - Atlanta, Ga

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  299659


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.



Position Overview


The Director, Strategy & Development will work as a member of the strategic development team of Americas Materials (AMAT). In this capacity, the director will partner with the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Development, Division Presidents, Company Presidents and other members of the senior leadership team across AMAT on various strategy development initiatives and acquisition projects. Work location is Atlanta, Georgia.



Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Key responsibilities of the position include:


  • Contribute to the process to refine the Group strategy and development plan
  • Analyze multiple markets and strategic acquisition opportunities
  • Build rapport internally across the organization and externally among the leaders of potential acquisitions, industry influencers and other consultative entities, ensuring strong partnerships and a robust pipeline of potential acquisitions
  • Build analytical models and perform financial analysis to value acquisition opportunities, providing clear explanations and make well-founded recommendations to executive leadership
  • Oversee the end-to-end acquisition (M&A) process including strategic fit, business assessment, due diligence, valuation, contract negotiation, integration and post-closing issue resolution
  • Regularly interface up through the CEO and act as a thought partner for senior leaders who seek input on key strategic and acquisition decisions
  • Partner with the other AMAT Development staff and the CRH Development Group to coordinate and align M&A strategy and facilitate the acquisition process
  • Other duties as assigned by management







  • Bachelor’s degree required (mining, engineering or other technical field preferred)
  • MBA highly preferred
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience including a combination of operations/general management and corporate development, consulting, investment banking or private equity is highly preferred



Work Requirements


  • Must have expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.
  • Must be able to able to work under time constraints and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Travel approximately 40% with brief periods to 80%



Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Strong leadership skills with particular strengths in the areas of financial modeling, assessing business risk and displaying the ingenuity and perseverance to successfully navigate and complete complicated acquisitions
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong financial, analytical, forecasting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills
  • Project management skills for large and multidisciplinary projects
  • Business acumen in manufacturing, distribution and/or construction operations including experiences in sales, marketing, engineering, multi-unit operations, finance, purchasing, information technology, legal and regulatory compliance
  • Action orientation and drive for results
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
  • Listening skills
  • Comfort operating in ambiguous environments
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong coaching, mentoring and team building skills



Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.



Work Environment


  • Primarily, normal office working conditions.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.



The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


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.


CRH Americas 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 Americas family!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted:  Nov 22, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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