Director Business Analytics - Remote

Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Americas Cement Corporate



Job ID:  495115


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides Portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package and opportunities for your continued growth and development!




The Director of Business Analytics for Americas Cement plays a crucial role in managing the financial aspects of the business. This position involves overseeing the planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis of the company's financial performance.

 What you’ll be contributing:


  • Financial Planning: Develop and manage the company's financial plans, including long-term financial projections, annual budgets, and short-term forecasts. This involves collaborating closely with other regional teams and functional areas to gather data and insights.
  • Financial Analysis: Analyze financial data to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement. Provide insights and recommendations to senior management based on the analysis.
  • Budgeting: Support the annual budgeting process, working with regions and department heads to create realistic budgets that align with the company's strategic goals.
  • Forecasting: Create and maintain rolling forecasts to help the company adapt to changing market conditions and make informed decisions.
  • Performance Measurement: Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and dashboards to track the company's financial performance. Monitor actual results against budget and forecast and report on variances.
  • Cost Management: Manage and analyze the company's cost structure, identifying areas for cost reduction or efficiency improvement.
  • Capital Expenditure Analysis: Evaluate and prioritize capital expenditure projects, ensuring that they align with the company's financial goals and provide a positive return on investment. Develop and enhance CX reporting for the business and in alignment with reporting requirements for Group and CRH Americas.
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare regular financial reports for senior management and external stakeholders, such as investors or lenders. Ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations & respond timely and accurately to inquiries.
  • Risk Assessment: Identify and assess financial risks that could impact the company's performance and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.
  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with the executive team to align financial planning with the company's overall strategic goals and objectives.
  • Team Oriented: Work effectively and collaboratively with other Americas Cement Finance team members.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate financial information and insights to non-financial stakeholders, helping them understand the financial implications of their decisions.


The Director of Business Analytics plays a pivotal role in helping the company make informed financial decisions, optimize its operations, and achieve its strategic objectives in a challenging industry. They need a strong understanding of finance, accounting, and the cement industry's specific dynamics to excel in this role.

To succeed in this position, you will need: 


  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc
  • Minimum 4-year degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field
  • CPA, MBA, CFA preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years in financial planning and analysis
  • Strong financial modeling and data analysis skills.
  • Proficiency in financial software and tools, including ERP systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong leadership and team management capabilities.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to provide actionable insights.
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and capable of managing multiple priorities.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial regulations and industry-specific requirements.
  • Travel up to 15% as needed by the business

What’s next for you?


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals.


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


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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!


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jun 17, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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