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Operational Excellence Director - Atlanta, GA

Dallas, TX, US, 75244

OBE Corporate



Job ID:  161243


Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH company, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass.


Job Summary


The OpEx Director is responsible for developing the operational excellence system (OpEx) and coaching/leading continuous improvement activities across multiple sites. This is a functional role reporting to the VP of Operational Excellence and part of the OpEx team.  The OpEx Director will have dotted line supervisory responsibility for the OpEx Managers at the sites.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Drive efforts to achieve zero harm, improve quality, reduce waste, maximize process performance and develop our employees through the execution of the OBE operational excellence system.


  • Develop corporate and regional OpEx roll out strategy, initiatives, activities, coaching and training
  • Coach and challenge plants/functions in the development and execution of their OpEx strategy
  • Conduct training, lead/support workshops and events
  • Identify improvement areas and coordinate/lead specific projects
  • Monitor progress and coach and challenge as needed
  • Drive operational excellence principles such as constraint management, one-piece flow production, pull systems, workplace organization and setup reduction
  • Facilitate networking and best practice sharing between sites


Preferred Qualifications


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and five years of in-depth operational excellence or Lean experience.


  • Extensive training in operational excellence/Lean and quality systems
  • Experience working in a mature lean environment
  • Previous experience leading a Lean transformation for factories and their supply chain flows.


Skills and Capabilities


  • High degree of technical aptitude with a demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes, logistics flows, quality processes and shop floor management
  • Practical experience leading continuous improvement events and teaching and coaching Lean tools
  • Previous experience developing and implementing quality systems
  • Experience with process automation is preferred
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to teach, coach and persuade
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as strong planning and organization skills with a high attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Results oriented and able to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Self-reliant and motivated to lead change


Additional Requirements


  • Frequent travel is required


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 BuildingEnvelope®, 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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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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