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Director of Continuous Improvement (Manufacturing/OPEX) - Converse, TX at Oldcastle APG Inc in Converse, Texas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Job ID:  242400


Leviat, a CRH company, is a global leader in insulating, lifting, anchoring, and connecting technology for the construction industry. Leviat’s engineered products and innovative construction solutions are used in a variety of market segments from residential to infrastructure, enabling users to build better, stronger, safer, and faster. The company employs nearly 3,000 people at 60 locations globally. Leviat’s suite of trusted product brands include Meadow Burke, Halfen, and Thermomass.




This position will lead the development and execution of manufacturing process improvement projects, including lean manufacturing implementation and capital improvement projects for all Leviat manufacturing locations, located in the states of TX, PA, OR, and IA.  These projects will improve productivity, quality, manufactured cost and delivery.  The Director of Continuous Improvement should be self-motivated and able to work effectively in a decentralized and matrixed team environment.   This position will work closely with plant management teams to implement, track and manage change initiatives.  The role can be based out of Converse or Ft. Worth, TX plants.  The majority of the travel will be between these 2 facilities.    


Job Responsibilities


  • Develop, evaluate and improve production methods utilizing lean tools, knowledge of product design, materials and parts, tooling and production equipment capabilities, process methods, and quality control standards to reduced manufactured cost. 

  • Serves as the thought leader in the CI culture change, driving the transition and complete adaptation across the organization and at each site.

  • Help identify opportunities for significant improvement by working with operations, engineering, and supply chain teams to identify improvement initiatives and/or capital investment to reduce manufactured costs while driving profitability and competitive advantage.

  • Oversee and lead plant improvement workshops to identify, diagnose and address bottlenecks and inefficiencies in production processes

  • Provide follow-up and tracking to ensure identified improvement opportunities are completed as planned and teams are accountable to the process

  • Undertakes regular and frequent financial reporting to continuously ensure results are meeting or exceeding commitments on all initiatives/projects.

  • Proposes and leads Continuous Improvement projects in the plant to achieve expected benefits and participates in and coordinates the development of CI project plans including assigning roles and responsibilities.

  • Serve as change agent working collaboratively within and across departments, functions and locations to help implement a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Identify, document and share best practices within broader Leviat global team




  • Leadership Communication – Generates a shared commitment to the organization, builds morale, and encourages ownership of mission, goals, and values.

  • Process Management – Takes a systematic approach to making the company’s workflow more effective, efficient, and capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment.

  • Leading Change – Effectively creates a vision for change and engage others to implement the change process.

  • Strategic Thinking – Develops and helps drive a shared understanding of a long-term vision that describes how the organization needs to operate now and in the future.

  • Leadership Maturity – Serves as a role model for performance and organizational behavior by demonstrating humility, confidence, and courage.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or related degree or the equivalent in relevant experience

  • 10+ years of operations management experience applying lean manufacturing methodologies to support continuous production operations

  • Drives for results with a bias to action and pragmatic approach to identifying/executing cost reduction initiatives and driving continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated ability to lead through influence and manage multiple improvement projects at multiple sites simultaneously

  • Competency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and experience with ERP/MRP systems and project management tools

  • Ability to travel 75%


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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