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Operations Development Manager - Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Oldcastle APG
APG Headquarters


Job ID:  412101


Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading global supplier of building and landscaping products. Its product portfolio includes hardscapes and masonry, packaged cement mixes, lawn and garden materials, and composite decking sold through a variety of channels for residential and commercial use. Oldcastle APG is the leading producer of hardscapes in North America and Europe and the innovator behind many of the industry’s well-known brands: Belgard hardscapes, Echelon masonry, Sakrete bagged dry mixes, and MoistureShield composite decking. With over 260 operating locations and approximately 8,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 7 countries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.


Job Summary


The Oldcastle Architectural Products Group (APG) is seeking an Operational Development Manager to lead our Operations Performance System (OPS) team, to continue to drive operational improvements across APGs ~180 plants in North America. OPS is focused on implementing an integrated set of initiatives to maximize production efficiencies, drive financial performance and employee satisfaction.




  • Develop and implement OPS tools related to Performance management, Preventative maintenance, Production planning, Labor scheduling, Roles and Responsibilities
  • Coach employees and lead training sessions on the OPS tools and best practice processes
  • Coach site leadership on best practices in conducting shift, daily, weekly and monthly performance discussions
  • Train and coach site leadership in financial review and development of plan to improve overall profitability
  • Application and tool development
  • Business process improvement
  • Other duties as required


Requirements / Education / Experience


  • Ability to travel up to 70% of the time to various sites/companies usually Monday-Friday
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field including engineering, management/finance or IT
  • 3+ years of demonstrated track record of driving continuous improvement initiatives in operations or related field
  • Lean or Six Sigma certification a plus
  • Communication skills that work with both a frontline manufacturing environment and senior leadership
  • Ability to facilitate and influence change
  • Demonstrate a hands-on, collaborative approach
  • Be action oriented and drive for results
  • Have strong planning and organizing skills
  • Work well in a team and build relationships
  • Financial understanding and working knowledge of P & L
  • Very strong analytical skills - ability to analyze data and communicate findings
  • Project management skills a plus


What CRH 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


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!


Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Jun 23, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Business Process, Management, Operations, Technology