Director of Operational Excellence - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Oldcastle Infrastructure



Job ID:  491260



Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Infrastructure is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.


Position Overview


This position will lead the development and implementation of manufacturing process improvements and best practices across Infrastructure Products Group’s 80+ precast and enclosures manufacturing locations.  These initiatives will drive incremental improvements in productivity, 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


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • 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!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Apr 4, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Chemical Engineer, Supply, Business Process, Manager, Operations, Engineering, Management