General Manager, Ready Mix Operations - New Britain, CT

New Britain, CT, US, 06052

Tilcon Connecticut Inc


Job ID:  485262


Tilcon Connecticut Inc., a CRH company, has played a vital role in building infrastructure around our state, serving the market from 23 locations throughout Connecticut.  As a leading supplier of quality crushed stone, hot mix asphalt, and ready mix concrete, Tilcon Connecticut has supported the construction of superior roads, buildings and bridges. The most respected name in the construction industry, from the quarry to the road, Tilcon Connecticut does it all!

Are you looking for opportunities and benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel? Then Tilcon Connecticut Inc. and CRH is the company for you!  If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


Position Overview

Candidate will be responsible for the leadership and direction of sales, production and strategic growth of the ready-mix/concrete division. Lead and manage company in all aspects of safety, operations, sales, finance, quality control, equipment and critical support functions with primary responsibility for ensuring effective execution of company operational performance and growth strategy. Will manage the primary responsibilities for ensuring effective execution of ready-mix operational performance and growth strategy. Competency requirements include business acumen, customer focus, developing direct reports, drive for results, strategic agility and building effective teams. The preferred candidate can lead and motivate within a safe team environment.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Oversee the budget, operating budget and operating costs as well as provide oversight and management on capital expendure recommendations.
  • Build relationships with key customers and understand the key players in the Connecticut market.
  • Work with union employees and representatives to ensure a positive work environment and address grievances that may arise.
  • Provide oversight with dispatch and attend the daily dispatch meetings
  • Participate in weekly sales meetings with collaboration and provide several required reports to accounting department and assist in inventory reconciliation
  • Promote a safe working culture for all employees; work with safety and field personnel to minimize risk and increase safety for employees at all times.
  • Responsible for daily operations including safe production, quality, customer focus and maintaining the integrity of the safety and environmental systems within the Company’s ready-mix operations.
  • Ensure that all crews have the tools and training to operate safely at all times and that all federal, state and local laws concerning safety, environment and other applicable areas are adhered to.
  • Supervise and provide managerial oversight to the entire Ready-Mix team/operations.
  • Drive operational performance and improvements to meet or exceed company and regional goals.
  • Generate and manage the operating budget for the fiscal year under the direction of the Company President.
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Build effective teams and develop (direct reports) for future opportunities.
  • Strong understanding of quality control processes and procedures.
  • Work with suppliers and vendors of raw materials to ensure supply and negotiate pricing to maximize profitability.
  • Provide advice and support to team during the job bidding process.
  • Work with Company President to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies.
  • Provide leadership and direction in sales and marketing efforts resulting in maximum product sales, meeting or exceeding customer expectations, and driving maximum profitability.
  • Lead team in personal performance management, training and development, succession planning and effective recruiting and hiring.
  • Display strong leadership & teamwork skills with a natural ability to provide mentorship and coaching.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business Administration, or other related field and/or equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Valid Driver’s License (DL) and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Ten (10) years in a management role within the contruction industry specifically in concrete, aggregates, asphalt, construction and/or equipment is preferred
  • Prior union experience is preferred

Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Maintain professional relationships with customers, managers, field support, office and subcontractors, etc.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA.
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to prepare annual budgets and work with and/or administer budget; ability to answer questions and present financial data to Company President, Regional President and others.
  • Knowledge and understanding of functional areas within the read-mix and sales operations.
  • Ability to work with peers and other members of management team from all lines of business to achieve progress towards mutual goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to build rapport and have strong listening, presenting skills and able to give and receive feedback.
  • Ability to communicate with civic leaders and local, state and national policy makers.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with ability to present themselves professionally.
  • Strong work ethic and high standards for safety in the workplace.
  • High standards of ethics, integrity, and trust.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant.
  • Strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Demonstrated success in managing a large group of employees.
  • Understanding of quality control processes and procedures
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong understanding of plant operations and process flows.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work well and efficiently with others.
  • Ability to use sound and accurate judgement about work processes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work independently and with groups.
  • Must be available as needed during non-traditional work hours.
  • Must be able to work under time constraints as needed.



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 stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, talk and hear
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Able to communicate with others by telephone, computer, and in-person
  • Able to utilize a computer for email communication, document preparation and presentations
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time
  • May require standing and walking for extended periods of time
  • Able to safely drive a vehicle for long periods of time



Work Environment

  • Usually, normal office working conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and in operational areas may be moderate.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.
  • Tempo is fast-paced with deadlines.


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!


Tilcon Connecticut Inc., a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Hartford

Job Segment: Operations Manager, Outside Sales, Performance Management, Construction, Field Service, Operations, Sales, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Engineering