Regional Quality Manager - Easton, PA

Easton, PA, US, 18040

Metro Region

 

Job ID:  494501

 

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is the leading provider of outdoor living solutions in North America with an award-winning portfolio that enables customers to Live Well Outside. Inspiring endless possibilities with enduring performance, its collection of premier building products create inviting outdoor spaces where people connect, reflect and recharge. The manufacturer’s signature brands include Belgard® and Echelon® hardscape and masonry materials; Barrette Outdoor Living® and MoistureShield® fencing, decking and railing; Sakrete® and Amerimix® packaged concrete and mortar; Techniseal® sands, jointing technologies and surface protectors; PebbleTec® pool finishes; plus popular brands of landscape and gardening materials.     

 

Job Summary

 

Reporting to the Director, Operations Improvement & Performance, the Regional Quality Manager, APG North, is responsible for research and development and all aspects of our paver products (interlocking architectural products, permeable concreate pavers, and wall systems), masonry (structural masonry, masonry veneers, insulated wall systems), and other packaged products. In this role, you will collaborate with the National Quality team. The Regional Quality Manager will work closely with all APG companies within our North Region. Key responsibilities include collaborating with diverse teams, developing project roadmaps and timelines, mitigating project risks and tracking project goals. Additionally, the Regional Quality Manager must demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships at all levels of the organization and work as a team player to efficiently deliver project goals on schedule and within budget.

 

  • Innovative development of new and existing products
  • Responsible for formula, mix design accuracy at all plants and record-keeping
  • Develop and maintain formulas that will produce quality products at the most efficient cost
  • Build and maintain standards for quality control processes & quality assurance programs
  • Monitor quality assurance testing and provide updates to APG leadership
  • Evaluate competitor products
  • Assist licensee labs with formulas and testing as requested
  • Coordinate required testing for finished goods and raw materials
  • Assist product managers as needed
  • Assist plants with line studies to determine consistency of products
  • Evaluate raw materials
  • Source and evaluate alternative materials
  • Assist plants with trial runs of any new products
  • Look for opportunities to improve products by optimizing formulas.
  • Industry involvement in associations pertaining to concrete and ASTM/CSA
  • Develop formulas for existing products at new manufacturing plants
  • Train sales personnel on new products
  • Train plant QC personnel and machine operators as needed
  • Perform root cause analysis for poor test results and customer complaints
  • Develop corrective actions with various teams

 

Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, concrete industry management, or other technical/related field required
  • Thorough understanding of the chemistry and physical property requirements of the type of products made in the bagged cement, concrete, and mortar industry
  • Basic understanding of the mixing and bagging equipment used in the industry
  • Familiarity with ASTM and CSA specifications that govern bagged concretes, mortars and portland cement repair products
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique
  • Production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective procurement, manufacture, and distribution of goods
  • Lead and manage both through direct reports and persuasively through peers
  • Knowledge of procurement requests for proposal and negotiation
  • Travel requirements up to 50% (US & Canada)
  • Bilingual preferred (English, French, Spanish)
  • Previous experience with change leadership and program implementation

 

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!

 

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:  Jun 7, 2024


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