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Vice President of Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement - Atlanta, GA

Location:  Atlanta, GA, US, 30338
Company:  Oldcastle Precast


Job ID:  123765



Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Precast is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.




The Vice President of Operational Excellence (OE) and Continuous Improvement will focus on designing and implementing the strategic plan to optimize our manufacturing processes and performance.  The role will provide leadership and influence change through a general management matrix structure, as well as leading our OE, Procurement, Logistics and Plant Engineering teams.   


Essential Responsibilities


  • Partner with the President and the business leaders to determine efficiency goals and opportunities for equipment improvement, waste elimination, manufacturing efficiency and cost reduction across the Company
  • Develop a continuous improvement mindset throughout the organization
  • Develop KPIs to drive improvement in process metrics to achieve company cost reduction goals.
  • Lead plant level studies in cost management techniques for productivity enhancement and process improvement.
  • Identify and force rank by location the optimal OE projects to ensure biggest impact in shortest time.
  • Assist in project management of large capital expenditures
  • Ensure optimization of available resources through capacity planning and continuous improvement to maximize productivity
  • Create visibility, accountability and good process around OE.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Management, Business, Engineering or an equivalent field of study.  MBA and/or PE Preferred
  • 15+ years’ prior successful operations experience successfully managing a variety of departments including some combination of engineering, OE, CAPEX, Procurement, Project Management, Quality, Safety, Logistics/Supply Chain and Maintenance
  • 10+ years leading continuous improvement in a large decentralized, multi-site manufacturing organization
  • Ability to think strategically with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven presentation skills and ability to interact successfully with multiple levels of the organization
  • Completion of lean manufacturing training and certification programs is a plus


What Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle


Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family.  Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family!


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Oldcastle Precast is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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