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Director of IT Integration- Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  167819


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 role of the Director of IT Integration requires key skills for building business relationships including open communication, people skills, trust, respect, and positivity.  This role is responsible to drive the strategic direction of the acquisition IT integration process.  The Director is responsible for developing and coordinating the integration planning provide logistical support, manage the team and ensuring that appropriate documentation is maintained to ensure a repeatable standard process. The Director of IT Integration is responsible for managing quality assurance and providing recommendations of best practices involved in acquisition program management, continually identifying potential areas of process improvement and efficiencies. The Director of IT Integration includes the planning and finalization of any/all projects in support of one or multiple programs of work according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver integration projects according to plan. The Director of IT Integration will also define all projects’ objectives and oversee quality control throughout their respective life cycles.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can balance being a strategic thinker and effective execution of administration tasks within program/project timelines  The candidate must be keenly skilled to meet demanding program/project commitments and demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and verbal, to ensure transparency between Business and IT leadership, the PMO, multiple stakeholders, and IT technical teams. The successful candidate is a well-rounded, experienced program manager with proven skills in managing multi-year, multi-phase enterprise software/hardware projects, some of which may be global in scope.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


Program Strategy Development


  • Build, develop, and grow relationships with the Americas Materials divisional development teams and Business vital to the success of the AMAT IT Acquisition team.
  • Establish a cadence of continuous improvement opportunities with divisional development team representatives.
  • Act as a liaison between the IT Leadership team and the divisional development team through effective written and oral communication.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise direct and indirect acquisition team members and contractors.
  • Lead and influence team with a strong work ethic, respect and professionalism….be the face of the IT organization.
  • Design, develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives to incorporate lessons learned from prior acquisitions, including financial modeling.
  • Maintain IT Acquisition Playbook with updated templates for improved processes, training, application deployment methodologies, etc.
  • Collaborate with IT PMO to refine, update and implement processes and procedures to ensure consistent implementation of program/project management.


Program Management


  • Oversee the planning, scheduling, and tracking of program/project timelines, resources, and deliverables using program/project management tools and best practices.
  • Collaborate with Business Relationship Managers and business leadership to define project scope, goals, and deliverables inclusive of quality measurements and key milestones for each integration, in accordance with our guiding principles defined in the AMAT IT Acquisition playbook.
  • Supervise the development and on-going management of full-scale project plans and associated communications documents for all acquisition activities.
  • Set, communicate and continually manage expectations with all internal and external stakeholders in a timely, clear and concise manner.
  • Proactively manage changes in scope, schedule, resources, and budget for all activities, clearly communicating risk and impact to all stakeholders in weekly update meetings.
  • Establish and manage resource capacity planning processes in collaboration with the PMO and IT functional leaders.
  • Day to day management of project expectations with team members and other stakeholders in a timely, clear and concise manner.


Financial Management/Oversight


  • Work with AMAT Divisional Development Team on pre-close activities to include financial budgeting and modeling within required timelines.
  • Post-close, development of final budget based on actual company details obtained through regular meetings with acquired company personnel.
  • Communication and approval of refined budget model with key stakeholders, including Divisional CFO and Divisional development team.
  • Responsible for ensuring monthly project spend is complete and accurate, including forecasting through project completion.  Identify any significant variances to original budget.
  • Provide financial update information monthly to key stakeholders.
  • Post close analysis of budget vs. final project cost to refine and improve future modeling processes.
  • Responsible to maintain and manage Quickbase ROM application.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent technical Degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of IT portfolio/program/project management experience
  • Experience working in complex, distributed business preferred
  • Experience managing large acquisition projects or large multi-year integration projects preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • Six Sigma, Lean or other TQM certification a plus
  • PC skills and hands-on experience building tools and presentations with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Access a must


Work Requirements


  • May require up to 80% travel in North America as projects require


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Program office or large Program management experience a must.
  • Must possess strong oral / written communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to consistently drive self and others to achieve results despite obstacles and setbacks.
  • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Clarizen, Microsoft Project, etc.
  • Ability to achieve results with a hands-on, collaborative approach; works well in a team.
  • Understanding of back office processes and procedures
  • Experience/familiarity with operational plant facilities
  • Proficient in encouraging diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.
  • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, communication, and project management skills a must.
  • Strong leadership skills that inspire team confidence and respect while motivating team members in a creative and effective manner.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented with respect to documentation and communication.
  • Must have experience in managing and working with distributed team members.
  • Ability to be flexible and make quick decisions in response to shifting priorities based on knowledge and data obtained.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.


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


Usually, 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.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.


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.


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