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Operational Excellence Analyst - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Oldcastle Infrastructure
Infrastructure Admin



Job ID:  272780



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.


Job Summary


The Operational Excellence Analyst will be a key resource in developing and maintaining operational analyses, models, dashboards and reports to drive organizational decision making and performance in safety, quality, delivery, cost, inventory and reliability.  This position will support and collaborate cross-functionally and across business units to develop solutions to digitize and measure existing and new metrics to measures, assess and inform operational improvement opportunities, prioritizing enterprise alignment and scalable solutions. 


Key Responsibilities


The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


Analysis and Tools Development


  • Perform detailed analyses of operational and financial measures to assess operational performance, considering and highlighting impacts of core/non-core product mix, machinery and factory utilization, labor and materials efficiency, and other relevant inputs.
  • Present analyses and recommend courses of action to address improvement opportunities to relevant operations leadership.
  • Analyze relative plant performance within like-for-like benchmark classifications to identify opportunities to highlight and share outperformance, and the drivers thereof, and diagnose underperformance.
  • Design, build, deploy, maintain, and enhance business intelligence (BI) and analytical solutions that align to strategic operational business initiatives.
  • Develop standardized analyses, models and frameworks to assess plant capacity and manufacturing footprint optimization opportunities.
  • Develop standardized analyses, models and frameworks to aid in selection of capital equipment and evaluate automation opportunities.
  • Participate and present during project reviews; communicate status and highlight issues that impact project timelines.
  • Establish measurements to guarantee fulfillment of targets and deadlines. 


Tools Maintenance and Training


  • Lead the training of Operations teams in the utilization and application of operational analyses, models, dashboards and reports.
  • Monitor deployed solutions for performance issues, and operational stability.
  • Create and update technical documentation and other related knowledge base articles.


Operational Excellence Support


  • As improvement initiatives dictate, aid in development and improvement of processes, quality and procedures in operations to reduce costs, and improve productivity and throughout by using Lean Manufacturing Principles such as 5S, Poke-Yoke (mistake proofing), and Kaizen.
  • As needed, assist in draft and design of the layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency.
  • Aid in the Improvement of operations efficiency through time study, standard data development, standard times methods.


Data Standardization


  • Research and provide recommendations for ways to improve standardization and utilization of data to impact operational performance.
  • Collaborate with the business on improving the overall data environment as it relates to analytics.


Required Competencies


  • Business Acumen – Make sound business decisions based on a strong understanding of the company’s business model, strategic goals, and relevant policies, as well as best practices and current technologies.
  • Information Seeking – Driven by an underlying curiosity and desire to know more about things, people, or issues. This involves going beyond routine questions and includes digging or pressing for exact information; resolving discrepancies by asking a series of questions; or conducting less-focused environmental scanning for opportunities or miscellaneous information that may be used in the future.
  • Deliberative Decision Making – Gather, consider, and evaluate all relevant information to make logical conclusions before being moved to action; able to put aside personal biases and take an objective approach to making decisions based on data or other pertinent facts.
  • Process Management – Take a systematic approach in contributing to making the company's workflow more effective, efficient, and capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment.
  • Communicating – Provide the information required by others in a concise, direct, and unambiguous way; strive to ensure that the receiver clearly understands the specifics of their message and they are able to listen to, receive, and understand messages conveyed by others.
  • Time Management – Focus on completing all work tasks in a timely manner, while remaining responsive enough to react to competing demands and shifting priorities; manage multiple responsibilities while staying organized and keeping on top of the important time-sensitive tasks and performing all work accurately.




Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other technical field or at least 10 years of experience in a Plant/Process Engineering role in an industrial setting.
  • Experience sourcing, organizing, analyzing and validating data from databases/data warehouse applications (Snowflake), ERP systems (Microsoft AX), business intelligence platforms (Tableau) and Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Experience with production assembly processes, materials management and manufacturing operating systems.
  • Experience working in a lean manufacturing environment and with continuous improvement projects.
  • Experience with IoT data curation, normalization, and visualization.


Knowledge / Skills Requirements


  • Effective team builder with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team within a highly matrixed environment
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong mathematical, analytical and statistical skills
  • Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical solutions to non-technical team members
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and follow through to completion


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 Posted:  May 13, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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