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Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. VP/GM New York Materials in Nedrow, New York

AutoReqId: 16420BR

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Department: Operations

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.

This position is responsible for the leadership and direction of sales, production and strategic growth of Lehigh Hanson’s materials operations in New York. In this capacity, the incumbent will set strategic and tactical goals and manage the achievement of business profitability through operational efficiency and marketing strategies for our aggregates, ready mix, asphalt, and construction businesses. This complex management unit consists of approx. 25 aggregate, 23 RMC and 18 HMA locations, including a paving construction division. This position will report to the Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Northeast Materials Subregion.

What you will get to do:

  • Champion a culture of safety excellence leading to safe performance and compliance

  • Provide vision, direction, and strategies necessary to lead the business.

  • Ensure business goals and objectives are in line with the overall business strategy of the Northeast Region and Lehigh Hanson organization, both short and long-term. Develop, implement, and measure performance results on a regular basis and take corrective action as required.

  • Develop overall production plans and area budgets. Provide direction to management and oversee progress to ensure that plans are met while being prudent in cost and inventory management.

  • Lead, guide and develop the management team toward achieving business goals, growing profitability and expanding customer base

  • Maintain awareness of market conditions and the impact on the business, adjusting strategies and tactics as needed to achieve results. In conjunction with operations personnel, maintain or enhance communication with customers, suppliers, etc. to ensure the necessary components are in place to provide superior customer service and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Oversee capital budgets, operating budgets and operating costs. Responsible for reviewing and approval of all capital expenditures

  • Participate in systems analysis and embrace value-add technology to identify areas for cost reductions and improved customer experience.

  • Work closely with CCM, CCR and SIAS teams to identify continuous improvement opportunities and implement cost savings measures where appropriate.

  • Direct the sales activities and marketing strategies

  • Build direct relationships with key customers. Participate in industry and community organizations to facilitate the recognition and reputation of the company.

  • Serve as the liaison between sales and operations for optimal coordination.

  • Ensure talent management and acquisition strategies are in place to provide optimal staffing and performance for the business unit and company.

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the construction industry; experience in multiple product lines preferable including aggregates, hot-mix asphalt, ready-mix concrete and road construction

  • 7-10 years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in sales, operations or engineering ; demonstrated safety record

  • Prior supervisory experience is required, experience in a union environment is desirable

  • Must have a solid understanding of both operations and sales functions.

  • In depth understanding of the financial aspects of a business, including P&L statements, EVA, and budgets including understanding of the justification process for projects.

  • Significant market pricing knowledge and cost awareness

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and cross functional departments

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills

  • Solid computer skills, including MS Office Suite of products

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate others to achieve results

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions based on sound business reasoning

  • Ability to manage changing situations effectively

Benefits & Compensation:

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

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