Senior Manager Circular Economy - Climate Action Team - Remote

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  484395

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 75,800 people at more than 3,160 locations in 29 countries. CRH is the leading building materials company in North America and the world. We manufacture and distribute a diverse range of superior building materials, products, and solutions, which are used extensively in construction projects of all sizes. 






This role reports into the Senior Vice President Climate Action & Sustainable Construction.


Sustainability is the business opportunity for CRH to really accelerate and activate the OneCRH approach, realize its full potential, and reinvent the way our world is built.

This role, Circular Economy Senior Manager, will lead CRH´s corporate approach on Circular Economy, will create a global strategy to develop and implement a circular economy framework, including vision, goals, targets and KPIs. They will lead the implementation of relevant programmes to ensure the business meets the needs of investors, ESG rating agencies, associations commitments & other stakeholders.

To accomplish this, the role will support the business with expert knowledge on regulations and standards which will help accelerate the portfolio evolution required to realize CRH´s sustainability targets.

They will represent the business and influences external initiatives and associations on Circular Economy, keeping the business informed of developments & good practices.





  • Establish clear circularity strategies and targets positioning CRH as the industry leader in circular economy and waste management.
  • Support the development of the overall circular economy roadmap for CRH to achieve relevant sustainability targets and external commitments. This includes an overall governance model for circularity, recycling and waste for CRH.
  • Coordinate and align circular economy roadmap to achieve the targets and accelerate targets, if needed.
  • Develop “strategic scenarios” and simulations to provoke future thinking as input into risk and business planning processes, including stress test to assess on emerging trends.
  • Align circular economy targets with business strategy as part of CRH portfolio review and value creation through circular business.
  • Linked with this, lead the definition of group strategy for “waste to value” supporting business to create value around waste use.
  • Establish partnerships with other industries to achieve circular economy goals.
  • Lead external engagement of CRH for circular economy.
  • Suggest matter expertise and best practice sharing in circular economy.
  • Focused communication internal & externally about circular economy. Create the narrative around circular economy supporting the sustainability reporting team.
  • Identify and promote actions to achieve the necessary changes in regulations to promote the use of recycling materials across the construction value chain.
  • Provide education and training via internal leaders and with external support.
  • Align public policy and industrial positioning about circular economy.
  • Embed innovation and venturing as enablers to deliver CRH´s circular economy ambition. Be part of the decision of projects aligned with the topic.
  • Projects and responsibilities will be varied and continue to evolve over time as new business needs emerge.





Circular economy – Framework and Strategy


  • Develop a deep dive analysis of CRH current position on waste management and circular economy with external support.
  • Develop at company level circular economy framework including vision, targets, KPIs and governance model in collaboration with the business. Consolidate this framework with current initiatives on decarbonization, in collaboration with Senior Program Manager Decarbonisation.
  • Start aligning circular economy targets with business strategy as part of value creation initiatives: “waste to value” approach.
  • Initiative an evaluation of potential strategic partners to implement circular economy framework along the value chain.
  • Create a community of practice to implement the developed circular economy framework.
  • Develop a list of key external organizations to prepare external engagement strategy for circular economy.
  • Connect products with recycling attributes with others, like low carbon content, to build and commercialize new sustainable solutions, in collaboration with VP Sustainable Construction.
  • Support innovation and venturing defining and delivering projects to reach circular economy targets.


Circular economy - Business support


  • Support the business with guidelines and tools to create the circular economy roadmap and to identify business opportunities, based on Divisional team requests.
  • Establish systems to report CRH performance on circular economy including new standards, metrics and reporting mandates.


Circular economy – Education & Communication


  • Assess education needs and design tools and material to support training activities in the business with respect to circular economy, with external support, if needed.
  • Create a OneCRH community to promote sharing of best practice in circular economy.
  • Serve as focal point to design the external communication at global level about circular economy.





  • Educated to a degree level, other advanced degree preferred (e.g. Engineering, Business, Environmental Science, Sustainability etc.).
  • +15 years of professional experience in the sustainability, environmental or waste strategy or associated roles, ideally large scale and/or industrial organizations.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of circular economy context for an industrial organization.
  • Experience in managing global programs in a large complex multi country organization.
  • Relationship with industrial organizations, government and non-government linked with circular economy, at global level.





  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to clearly communicate and influence complex issues to a wide audience.
  • Ability to influence and experience establishing and setting targets, milestones, and broader plans.
  • Ability to support the business to achieve targets.
  • Ability to build effective relationships to collaborate across the business and drive engagement on circular economy.
  • Proven ability to lead, influence decision making and deliver projects and outcomes.
  • Ability to engage external stakeholders credibly in an evolving business area and across a matrix organization.
  • Intellectually curious; focused on continual experimentation, learning, and opportunity identification.
  • Strong written and oral communications to be credible with executive level audience. Good level of both verbal and written English.
  • Strong analytical and creativity skills with the ability to identify issues quickly and find the most effective solutions.



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


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 noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  • 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


  • 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 22, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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