Manager, Industry Innovation - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  487960

CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe.


As the essential partner for road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions, CRH’s unique offering of materials, products and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment.


A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 Index, the EURO STOXX 50 Index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE.


Position Overview


This is an opportunity to join the newly formed global CRH Innovation team.


The global innovation team works across CRH Operating Companies and Functions to identify new ways to deliver to the needs of our customers, address our industry's biggest challenges and create value and growth for our shareholders.


The team currently delivers on three fronts:  engaging with the provider and customer markets to identify current and emerging needs; funding and supporting the delivery of innovation through technology, process, and communication; and building a world-wide Centre of Excellence, that connects the best and brightest to innovation challenges.



Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Voice of Customer: Leading and cultivating a customer-centric approach to problem solving, utilizing design thinking or similar principles to bring unique insights and perspective from customers around their biggest challenges and needs and connecting that to internal innovation initiatives at CRH.
  • Industry engagement: Builds strong relationships with industry experts; strengthens contact network to support growth. Brings established network and referral contacts from leading players across the construction value chain.
  • Solution development: Lead the development of innovative and customized construction solutions that address clients' challenges and requirements. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create ideate, develop and implement innovative solutions that integrate CRH capabilities and address customer needs.
  • Trend intelligence: Lead the development of a scalable emerging technology and innovation trend intelligence initiative that will identify, inform and advance strategic innovation initiatives across CRH.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: lead engagements with CRH businesses and industry stakeholders to identify and tackle the biggest challenges and develop high-impact use cases around sustainable construction solutions.
  • Thought leadership: participate in public and thought leadership forums to establish a stronger presence and relevance across the construction industry and generate collaboration opportunities.
  • Communications: demonstratable ability to identify and solve problems creatively, think outside the box, visualize your ideas through impactful presentations, and understand and empathize with your audience.
  • People Development: Mentor and develop team members by sharing your extensive knowledge and experience. Foster a culture of continuous learning and growth within the team to enhance their skills and capabilities.







  • 6 – 10 years of work experience with a bachelor’s degree, or 9+ years of work experience relevant work experience in engineering, construction, innovation, science or strategy/business development. 
  • Technical knowledge: construction execution experience is preferred, and candidate should be capable of demonstrating an understanding and experience in either direct-hire EPC (cost-re, LSTK, etc.,) PMC, or delivery partner contracting models. Passionate and experienced working in construction with technology and innovation.
  • Experienced in leading emerging trend intelligence, market/business research efforts, and performing strategic analysis  (e.g., emerging trend, technology, markets and companies) .
  • Demonstratable communication and presentation skills.



Work Requirements


  • The role is based out of the CRH office in Atlanta.
  • Advanced skills in Office or similar software suite. 
  • 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.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a hybrid work environment.
  • Domestic and international travel will be necessary according to the demands of the role.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%
  • Must be 18 years in age or older.



Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Highly developed interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions.
  • High standard of ethics, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times in dealing with highly critical and confidential and sensitive information; restricts discussion/knowledge of activity to a “need to know” basis.



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, Microsoft Teams, e-mail, 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


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Usually, normal office working conditions.  
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.
  • Flexibility to work from home based on policy and frequency of office meetings.



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


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive 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!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Construction, Work from Home, Business Development, Manager, Engineer, Engineering, Contract, Sales, Management