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Vice President, Equipment & Fleet - Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL, US, 33559

Preferred Materials Inc


Job ID:  342380


Preferred Materials, Inc., a CRH Company, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of construction materials, and construction/paving services in the United States.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Preferred Materials Region has facilities throughout the State of Florida, as well as Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  Companies within the Preferred Region are leading providers of ready mix concrete, concrete block, aggregate materials, hot mix and warm mix asphalt, as well as design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Preferred is committed to being a great place to work, and to attracting and retaining exceptional employees.  We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.



Reporting to the Regional President, the VP of Equipment will have complete oversight and responsibility for asset procurement/disposal, asset management, and asset maintenance with direct focus on cost of ownership within a yearly budget and total cost of ownership for the life of the fleet within the region. Safety and internal customer satisfaction is paramount and will be achieved through collaborating with operations and support of the shop teams.  This position requires strong technical abilities, performance management skills, financial understanding, and industry knowledge. 



•    Assist in driving an effective employee driven safety culture.
•    Ensure total cost of ownership exceeds industry standards in an effort to provide the organization a competitive advantage in market.
•    Maintain a multi-year capital plan (target fleet), including scheduling of purchases to maximize utilization.
•    Coordinate with local OpCo teams to provide CAPEX justification and support.
•    Identify correct fleet levels for identified and forecasted volumes.
•    Complete component life cycle analysis.
•    Develop a strategic disposal plan.
•    Work with OpCo’s to optimize operating conditions at sites to improve overall equipment performance (ex. - improve haul roads, stockpile management, etc.).
•    Promote partnering with OEM dealers.  
•    Optimize Asset Base
•    Manage leasing activities across the region.
•    Determine lease vs. buy program that optimizes lifecycle costs.
•    Develop fleet strategies to promote sharing of equipment across markets.
•    Champion the development, improvement, implementation and use of shop and equipment excellence programs including: Compliance/Risk, CMMS, Tire Programs, Oil Analysis, Contamination Control, Telematics, 5S Program, Parts/Inventory Management, LOFAT, Winter Maintenance Plans,  Fuel Management, Preventative Maintenance, Planning and Scheduling, and Outside Repairs.
•    Drive Innovation through application of new technology.
•    Work with OpCo teams to ensure revenue and hourly rates are set properly and the equipment, shop, and delivery accounts break even.
•    Develop and mentor Equipment Managers
•    Provide follow-up and ensure sustainability of all performance initiatives and financial impact.
•    Hold follow-up meetings/calls as necessary with Equipment Managers.
•    Drive ongoing improvement culture throughout the company.
•    Be the champion for the Equipment, Shop Managers, and Mechanics.
•    Maintain and execute high utilization of CMMS and its modules.


Knowledge / Skill Requirements:
•    Associate’s degree or equivalent plus seven or more years of experience, preferably in the construction materials business   
•    Seven or more years of proven supervisory/management experience.  Direct P&L experience a plus
•    Proven ability to develop relationships and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
•    Strong business and strategic leadership abilities
•    Solid financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills
•    Strong negotiation skills and ability to work with suppliers
•    Experience working with electronic equipment management systems preferred
•    Ability to drive change and sell new concepts & approaches through persistence, self-motivation, energy, tenacity, follow-through, and commitment
•    Experience in mining, construction or manufacturing would be beneficial
•    The willingness to work extended hours with possible night and/or weekend work, as well as overnights
•    A valid driver’s license and the willingness to travel throughout the PMI region extensively


Other Requirements:
•    Pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.  
•    Be able to provide valid documentation for the I-9 Immigration document.  
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 Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


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.


CRH Americas 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! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Preferred Materials, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Nov 23, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Job Segment: Transportation, VP, Executive, Procurement, Operations, Management, Engineering