Director of Operations - Elgin, IL

Elgin, IL, US, 60120

Oldcastle Infrastructure

 

 

Job ID:  493959

Exempt

 

Oldcastle Infrastructure™, a CRH company, is the leading provider of utility infrastructure solutions for the water, energy, and communications markets throughout North America. We’re more than just a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, or plastic products. We’re a trusted and strategic partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. With our network of more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 4,000 employees, we’re leading the industry with innovation and a safety-first mindset.

 

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Job Summary

 

  • This is a key leadership position for Oldcastle Infrastructure. This role will report to an Area General Manager and will optimize our value stream, ensuring engineering and manufacturing excellence while optimizing our value stream for our customers.  This position typically has 3-5 direct reports (Engineering Managers and Plant Managers). Coaching and developing talent is critical to success in this role.

  • In this role, you will ensure our customer demands are met or exceeded by ensuring cost effective and operationally sound manufacturing of our products.  You will lead a team of engineers and plant managers, coaching them to collaborate effectively to reduce costs and optimize production. 

  • This role ensures all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in alignment with Oldcastle operational excellence strategic objectives. You will be accountable to the overall engineering and operational budget and costs.  You will pursue an area/regional model for using engineering resources.

  • This role combines engineering and manufacturing functional strategies to achieve objectives.

 

Key Role Specific Knowledge, Skills & Experiences

 

  • Development of strategy and long-term improvement plans for manufacturing plants to include automation and equipment improvements

  • In-depth P&L analytical capabilities

  • Freight and transportation logistics

  • Capex purchasing, installations and payback tracking

  • Major project management / large capex evaluation and management

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies

    • Lean manufacturing

    • Six SIGMA methodologies

 

Main KPIs for which this Role is Accountable

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  • Strategic long term plan (5-year) by plant for automation and other equipment

  • Operational Excellence initiatives

  • Manufacturing Productivity

  • Controlling input (materials, etc.), labor and freight costs

  • Optimizing lead times

  • Man Hours/Ton; OPC management

  • Customer Service level (OTD and fill rate)

 

Critical Leadership Competencies

 

  • Leadership Maturity

  • Leadership Communication

  • Organizational Savvy

  • Deliberative Decision Making

  • Decisiveness

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Leading Change

  • Strategic Talent Management

 

Education Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business; Master’s Degree Preferred

  • 5+ years of managerial experience

 

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

 

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Date:  Mar 29, 2024


Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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