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Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. Vice President - Competency Center Aggregates North America in Irving, Texas

AutoReqId: 19729BR

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Department: Executive

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

Position Type: Full-Time

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Heidelberg Materials North America is a leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are the North American unit of Heidelberg Cement, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Vice President Competence Center Aggregates and Asphalt (CCA) for North America will be based in Irving, Texas and report to the Chief Executive Officer of North America, with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Director of Global CCA. This position holder will also be a member of the North America ExCom.

This exciting opportunity is ideal for a seasoned Aggregates executive looking to leverage their experience and help drive operational excellence and margin growth, while ensuring that leading practices are shared, implemented, and sustained. This position will also be at the forefront in supporting Heidelberg Materials North America achieve its stated aims for growth in the Recycling field. The role is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the Performance Improvement team whose main responsibilities are to deliver in-field performance management improvements with the aim of achieving Operational Excellence at each of the North American operations.

What you’ll get to do

  • Provide technical leadership and strategic guidance to support the North America Aggregates and Asphalt businesses.

  • Implement continuous improvement strategies and a leading practice sharing culture within Aggregates and Asphalt, both across North America and with global peers.

  • Establish, monitor and improve performance metrics (KPI systems) to systematically evaluate the performance of our Aggregate and Asphalt operations and utilize these metrics to drive cost reduction improvements and efficiency gains.

  • Liaise with other Heidelberg Materials technical centers in Cement and Ready-mix Concrete to promote and support global initiatives and objectives.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of appropriate training for operations personnel such as production performance, sustainability management, customer service, supervisory management, and safety.

  • Ensure leading practices, solutions, and new ideas are shared and implemented, leveraging regional expertise in order to meet the requirements of regional market and local business needs.

  • Collaborate with region leadership team members to drive the development of competent Aggregate and Asphalt supervisors and managers through coaching, training, and active involvement in succession planning.

  • Lead the project management and engineering function of CCA to support, justify and deliver on capital expenditure projects.

  • Ensure that we are connected to the external market and OEM’s and that we stay appraised of innovations and technology that can improve efficiencies and/or reduce costs.

  • Ensure that the Aggregates and Asphalt businesses are aligned to ensure we can leverage developments in automation technology and digital solutions.

  • Lead and influence key industry associations including

  • Participate in M&A due diligence and joint venture work as needed.

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or relevant discipline. An MBA would be beneficial.

  • A minimum of 10 years progressive experience in building materials with a track record of business development and operations success.

  • Broad knowledge of the business combined with a solid technical background in operations along with project management and engineering

  • Significant resource development experience including property exploration, land acquisition, and permitting of resources, as well as divestiture and reclamation.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing environmental programs with a working knowledge of applicable environmental laws and regulations

  • Strong stakeholder management, influence, and negotiation skills.

  • Professional competence with strong industry knowledge and understanding of the Aggregates market and products.

  • Innate continuous improvement mindset, process methodology skills, and impressive change management capability.

  • Commitment to sustainable management, championing safety and complying with anti-trust, safety, and environmental laws and regulations.

  • Entrepreneurial management skills, excellent financial acumen, and the demonstrated ability to consider long-term risks and opportunities.

  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

What we have to offer

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

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

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