VP Strategic Projects - Madrid

Madrid, MD, ES


Country: Spain 
City: Madrid
Req ID: 497800


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 (NYSE: CRH, LSE: CRH) is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.78,500 people at c.3,390 operating locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and Europe. As the essential partner for transportation and critical utility infrastructure projects, complex non-residential construction and outdoor living solutions, CRH’s unique offering of materials, products and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment. The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies. A Fortune 500 company, CRH’s shares are listed on the NYSE and LSE.


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.


Learn more about us through the following Link.


CRH is the leading global diversified building materials business in the world, employing more than 70,000 people at 3,100 locations worldwide. We manufacture and supply a diverse range of superior building materials and products, used extensively in the built environment, in infrastructure, housing and commercial construction projects, of all sizes, all across the world. Each day, billions of people around the world come into contact with our materials and products which help fulfill the basic human need of shelter and the infrastructure we need for our societies to thrive. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. Our shares are listed in Dublin (Euronext) and in London (LSE), and our American Depositary Shares are listed in New York (NYSE).


The objective of the Enterprise Strategy Team is to partner with our businesses to develop strategies to capitalise on opportunities to create value across the Group. As part of the Enterprise Strategy Team the individual will be engaged in cross-functional, enterprise-wide Strategic Projects and Transformational Programs taking on management responsibilities. 
Specifically, the role will include all phases of Project Management from Planning – scoping, resourcing, target definition, task description and assignment –, Execution – task completing, troubleshooting, decision making, milestones achieving -, and Delivery – communication, training, engagement with stakeholders for implementation.


The individual will also be engaged in wider Transformational Program Management taking on the responsibility for overseeing multiple workstreams to ensure efficiency and optimal outputs considering interdependences and synergies.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities
In this role, you will:

  • Understand the evolving external context and derive implications for CRH strategy and execution.
  • Understand CRH strategy execution progress and results and derive implications for CRH strategic direction and projects (deep-dives, market analysis, etc.)
  • Collaborate with executive leadership to identify and prioritize strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and execute strategic initiatives.
  • Work cross-functionally with various departments to ensure alignment and efficient execution of strategic projects.
  • Monitor and report on project progress, identify risks and issues, and provide recommendations to mitigate them.
  • Continuously improve project management processes and methodologies to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Manage strategic projects assessing various elements of our portfolio and/or segments of the construction value chain.
  • Represent the company in external meetings, conferences, and industry events, and building relationships with external stakeholders to identify potential partnership opportunities.
  • Share best-practice and coordinate strategy “building” activities (e.g., run workshops) for regional clusters and lines of business.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and innovation within the project management team and across the organization.


Individual Competencies 

  • Very strong strategic thinking, able to understand the secondary and long-term implications of decisions and formulate a vision around the recommended course of action.
  • Very strong financial acumen and solid analytical skills. The candidate should be able to build and oversee the development of complex financial and business models.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to collaborate, work through others, generate trust and drive accountability
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English. The candidate should be able to write synthetic, clear memos and PowerPoint presentations for sharing with senior leadership teams.
  • Previous experience in managing teams.
  • Previous experience in managing senior stakeholders (internal or external).


Experience / Education
You are/have:

  • A bachelor's degree in business administration, engineering, or a related field; Master's degree is preferred.
  • 15+ years of work experience with a master’s degree.
  • Strategic consulting experience in top tier consulting company.
  • Experience leading strategic projects within a complex organization.

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 send us your application.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who would love to join the team? Please let us know!


CRH finds it important that vacancies are shared to individuals that may find them interesting and/or could be suitable for the role


Please contact our recruitment team at 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 for GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our job 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:  6 Jul 2024

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