Task Force Leader GTS - Flexible - Europe

Dublin, D, IE, D16 KH51


Country: Ireland 
City: Dublin
Req ID: 402780


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.


CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe.


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 recognized as an industry leader in producing high-quality cement, adopting sustainable practices and reducing the environmental impact of the cement production process.


GTS has successful, ongoing initiatives focused on Performance improvement, Quality improvement and the environment.


Task Forces Structure / Position Overview

Task forces are set up in 6 geographical clusters/regions. In each cluster, there are five task forces covering the following topics:

1.       Energy

2.       Kiln Economy

3.       Alternative Fuels & Alternative Raw Materials

4.       Maintenance 

5.       Quality


Task forces are typically chaired by a plant manager and the members are drawn from production managers, process managers, maintenance managers, engineering managers or senior engineers from other plants in the group. GTS provides a Task Force Leader to guide each regional group covering each topic area.


The role of the leader is to support each region in attaining best practice operations. The leader will assist the task force chairmen to coordinate the operation of the task forces and to ensure transmission of learnings across the regions. This involves attending cluster task force meetings to ensure that roadmaps are focused on key performance topics and to provide technical assistance, where required, using internal or external resources. The leader also chairs a global gathering of the specific cluster task force chairmen to ensure learnings across CRH.


The Task Force leader will:

  • Support the delivery of optimal plant performance to achieve quality clinker and cement to meet customer expectations.
  • Ensure that CRH production facilities are aware of world class developments in the sector and are well placed to implement such developments effectively
  • To challenge the businesses, particularly in terms of developing roadmaps targets, benchmarking performance, etc.


For the successful candidate the role offers a unique development opportunity to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Group’s global cement operations
  • Build a network of peer contacts across the group, and
  • Work with and develop contacts with outside experts for the cement manufacturing


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead the CRH Task Force group to achieve:
    1. World class performance levels in all cement plants
    2. Promote and facilitate knowledge transfer among the Task Force community in CRH
    3. Implementation of CRH’s policies
  • Attend Task Force meetings and liaise with cluster chairman to provide expert assistance
  • Advise, support and challenge the plant teams
  • Participate in CRHs Technical Management Team initiatives
  • Assist cluster task force in attaining best practice
  • Develop expert support solutions
  • Implement measurement systems for best practice
  • Report on road map development and management


Key Leadership Competencies

  • Ability to build and manage a diffuse team
  • Ability to deal effectively with in-house and external “customers”
  • Autonomy in driving performance and challenging the operation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates managerial courage, providing open and honest feedback in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to strictly manage processes and deadlines
  • Is politically savvy
  • Ability to engage and influence multiple internal and external stakeholders on a global level
  • An ability to build relationships
  • High level of drive and resilience
  • Highly motivated with initiative to encourage and develop process and engineering improvement
  • Well organised, detail orientated, and results driven


Key Functional Competencies

  • Ideally an Engineering or Chemistry degree with at least 10 years’ experience in the cement industry
  • Expert knowledge of cement
  • Clarity on best practice in the cement /concrete industry
  • Strong understanding of cement and concrete production processes, raw materials, equipment and cement/concrete products
  • Awareness of current and future challenges to the cement sector
  • Experience in advising senior management
  • Experience of managing operational teams
  • Experience working in different cultures will be an advantage

What CRH Offers You

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

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Secondary benefits including medical benefits and tax saver schemes

  • Group retirement savings program

  • 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.


Please note that we cannot accept any applications submitted through email and GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our jobs portal.


We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


Date:  29 Nov 2023

Job Segment: Plant, Plant Manager, Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering