Director of Operational Excellence - Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85040

Oldcastle Infrastructure



Job ID:  496277



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


The Director of Operational Excellence is critical to the overall growth, profitability, and execution of the Torrent Resources business unit. The candidate must be a highly skilled and motivated individual with strong communication and organizational skills to manage both the improvement of construction processes and operations in support of a rapidly growing business. The Director of Operational Excellence will oversee implementation of continuous improvement and lean activities at the Torrent facilities and job sites, including planning and coordinating process improvement and cost savings initiatives, facilitating 5S and process improvement/ lean events, training, and mentoring. In addition, utilizing input from operations and finance, this role will develop concepts for growth investments to address the deployment of capital to resolve operating challenges and/or enhance business performance. This role requires matrix leadership and development of General Superintendents, Production Supervisors, Fleet Management, and more.


Job Responsibilities


  • Embrace and promote the company’s core values along with driving a safety-first operational culture
  • Lead and guide multiple site superintendents and production supervisors on various projects to enhance operational efficiency and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Participate in the formation of production & site schedules to ensure timely completion according to project schedule and demand
  • Collaborate and partner with the EHS&S Manager to continuously put safety-first and promote a zero-harm mindset through the development and implementation of sustainable solutions
  • Promote a culture of engagement and talent development within every level of the business
  • Collaborate with leadership team members on building high performing teams and increase recruitment for field personnel needs
  • Enhance the ability of the dispatch team to increase efficiency on material flow and inventories to ensure proper quantities are on-hand for project completion
  • Guide operational management team responsible for project execution, operational efficiencies, daily production logs, and construction reports, punch list, etc.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with all business partners, unions, and senior leadership
  • Build and maintain working knowledge of project specifications, scope, and project requirements
  • Ability to delegate work effectively while supporting the standards of the code of business conduct
  • Other production, operational, and cost management duties as assigned


Job Requirements


  • 5+ years of construction / manufacturing leadership experience the concrete/materials industry
  • Project management and experience reading and interpreting shop/engineering drawings specifications
  • Ability to understand construction and production scopes of work
  • Ability to maintain good relations with employees, leadership, trade partners, vendors, and customers
  • Problem solving and strong analytical skills with a growth mindset
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment performance and excavation
  • High level of computer proficiency in MS Office products


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


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Date:  May 17, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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