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Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. Performance Improvement Manager - Midwest in Indianapolis, Indiana

AutoReqId: 19114BR

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Minimum Pay Rate: $117,700.00

Maximum Pay Rate: $161,837.50

Department: Engineering

Line of Business: Corporate Administration (SSC, IT, Employee Services, Etc.)

Position Type: Full-Time

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Heidelberg Materials provides the materials to build our future. Our future is sustainable. Our future is digital, and it goes beyond cement, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. Heidelberg Materials North America, previously known as Lehigh Hanson, operates more than 450 locations with approximately 9,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada

The Performance Improvement (PI) Manager – Midwest role is based in Indianapolis, IN and reports directly to the Head of Operational Excellence for NAM CCA.

The Performance Improvement Manager is responsible for leading the activities and supporting our business in achieving our goal of Operational Excellence to deliver best in class margin performance in aggregates and asphalt. The PI Manager works with quarry staff, Area/Region leadership and Competence Center of Aggregates & Asphalt (CCA) leadership to identify, track and deliver productivity and margin improvement opportunities in our aggregate operations.

The PI Manager will also assist in enhancing the technical competence of our organization, in relation to production methods and quality process control. Through the facilitation and delivery of our Aggregates Academy training content

This is an excellent development opportunity to gain multi-site management experience, as well as become an essential conduit for the flow of good practices across Heidelberg Materials

What you’ll get to do

  • Drive Performance Improvement at our aggregate operations through improving financial and non-financial KPIs

  • Assist operations with the implementation of Minimum Operating Practices

  • Continued embedding of the Aggregates Operating Model and the Aggregates Management Handbook

  • Become proficient in the technical aspects of QC and production processes and collaborate with local managers to bring awareness of good practices to other operations.

  • Help to identify new product opportunities, develop benchmarking studies, coordinate peer-based site reviews and facilitate performance improvement discussions with the Plant and Area Management.

  • Monitor and follow up on improvement opportunities and aid local management to realize improvement goals.

  • Be a conduit for transferring good practices across the organization and deliver training modules in conjunction with the Aggregate Academy

  • Contribute to special projects and assist with company initiatives.

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering or related field qualifications, and / or at least 8 years of experience in the aggregate or allied industry; or an equivalent combination of both, plus at least 4 years in a direct quarry management role.

  • Hold experience in optimizing processes in quarrying, sand, and gravel operations. Proven ability to diagnose and optimize production steps for drilling and blasting, extraction, loading and hauling, crushing and screening, loadout, maintenance and site management.

  • Ability to relate and adapt production processes to site geology and commercial markets.

  • Excellent communication, project management skills, change management, and organizational influence.

  • Proven ability to apply technical recommendations in pragmatic, hands on way to the actual operating environment.

  • Knowledge of Aggflow, AggQC and proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Motivation and ability to regularly travel within your assigned Region and on occasion, to other parts of North America.

What we have to offer

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our Annual Incentive Plan

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled