Raw Mix Manager (Group Technical Services) - Europe/US

Dublin, D, IE


Country: Ireland 
City: Dublin
Req ID: 479020


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to improving the building environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity through the delivery of superior building materials and products for use in buildings, roads, public spaces, infrastructure, and other construction areas.


CRH (LSE: CRH, ISE: CRG, NYSE: CRH) is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.73,000 people at c.3,200 operating locations in 28 countries. It is the largest building materials business in Europe and North America, with regional positions in Asia.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


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Position Overview 

CRH is looking for a Raw Mix Manager for its Group Technical Services (GTS). GTS has successful, ongoing initiatives focused on Performance improvement, Quality improvement and the environment.  


The Raw Mix Manager will:

  • Support the delivery of the following activities globally in all CRH cement plants:
    • Raw Mix Design and optimisation, including effective tool development, optimisation, and deployment etc,
    • Blend Control Expert Software (stockpile & raw mill) installation, upgrade, and optimization
    • Critical raw mix control activities, e.g., Raw material pre-homogenization, effective raw meal sampling, homogenization, CKD handling etc.,
    • Online analysis and real time process control technologies following up & rollouts
    • Evaluation/Inclusion of suitable decarbonization ARM’s in plant Raw Mix Design


  • And ensure that
    • CRH production facilities are aware of raw mix design and control development in the sector and are well placed to implement such developments effectively
    • CRH Management is fully informed on Raw Mix Design and Control issues


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the CRH raw mix design optimizer tool development and rollout, to realize benefits in term quality, reserve management and use of alternative materials
  • Lead the cross-belt analyzer work stream across CRH plants, liaise with plants and suppliers to ensure analyzer operational excellence, and follow up and communicate new development of technologies.
  • Deliver effective training of plant champions on raw mix design & raw mix control software and cross belt analyzer, by implementing annual training and feedback program, with support of leading industry experts.
  • Support plants over assigned raw mix optimization projects to evaluate different options: understand impacts to cost, reserve, quality, and CO2 etc. 
    • Work with plant process people to develop raw mix baseline and possible scenarios
    • Communicate with GTS stakeholders and support selection of raw materials.
    • Support development of handling and dosing system
    • Deliver reports on project status to management.
  • Ensure availability of all necessary SOPs e.g., homo silo evaluation to all CRH plants.
  • Prepare various reports of the progress, such as monthly report, project progress / status reports, plant visit reports etc.


Key Stakeholders

  • CRH GTS Process Director
  • CRH Cement Plant Process Managers / Senior Process Engineers
  • CRH Cement Plant Quality Manager


Leadership Competencies

You are/have:

  • Strong technical skills and hands-on experiences working in cement plants
  • Ability to deal effectively with in-house and external “customers”, strong communication skills
  • Autonomy in driving performance and challenging the operation
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to strictly manage processes and deadlines


Key Functional Competencies and Relevant Experience

You possess the following:

  • Ideally a Process Engineer or Chemical Engineer in Chemistry, Mineralogy or Material Science with a minimum 5-10 years’ experience in the cement industry
  • Expert knowledge of Raw Mix Design and Control in the cement industry, strong understanding of cement production processes, raw materials, equipment cement products
  • Customer Focused
  • Track record working in corporate / consulting environment
  • Excellent MS Office analysis skills and analytical thinking
  • Ability to interpret and present information and data in a practical format and articulate to all levels


What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and apply for this great opportunity.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who is a perfect fit? Please let us know: careers@crh.com.

CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.



Date:  11 May 2023

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