Director of Operations

OldCastle   •  

Auburn, WA

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 29 days ago

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  • This is a newly created, key leadership position for Oldcastle Infrastructure. This role will report to an Area General Manager and will optimize our value stream, ensuring engineering and manufacturing excellence while optimizing our value stream for our customers.
  • This position typically has 3-5 direct reports (Engineering Managers and Plant Managers). Coaching and developing talent is critical to success in this role.
  • In this role, you will ensure our customer demands are met or exceeded by ensuring cost effective and operationally sound manufacturing of our products.
  • You will lead a team of engineers and plant managers, coaching them to collaborate effectively to reduce costs and optimize production.
  • This role ensures all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in alignment with Oldcastle operational excellence strategic objectives.
  • You will be accountable to the overall engineering and operational budget and costs.
  • You will pursue an area/regional model for using engineering resources.
  • This role combines engineering and manufacturing functional strategies.

Key Role Specific Knowledge, Skills & Experiences

  • Development of strategy and long-term improvement plans for manufacturing plants to include automation and equipment improvements
  • In-depth P&L analytical capabilities
  • Freight and transportation logistics
  • Capex purchasing, installations and payback tracking
  • Major project management / large capex evaluation and management
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologiesLean manufacturing
  • Six SIGMA methodologies

Main KPIs for which this role is accountable

  • Strategic long term plan (5-year) by plant for automation and other equipment.
  • Operational Excellence initiatives
  • Manufacturing Productivity
  • Controlling input (materials, etc.), labor and freight costs
  • Optimizing lead times
  • Man Hours/Ton; OPC management
  • 20% YOY reduction of MH/T for like product lines
  • Customer Service level (OTD and fill rate)
  • First pass yield
  • Overtime %
  • 30% YOY Increase in turns per truck
  • Training programs for leads implemented

Critical Leadership Competencies

  • Leadership Maturity
  • Leadership Communication
  • Organizational Savvy
  • Deliberative Decision Making
  • Decisiveness
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leading Change
  • Strategic Talent Management

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business; Master's Degree Preferred
  • 5+ years of managerial experience

What CRH Americas Offers You

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