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Lehigh Hanson Continuous Improvement Manager - West Region in San Diego, California

AutoReqId: 8898BR

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

Department: Engineering

Primary Location: San Diego-CA

Job Posting:


You experience our products every day, though you may not recognize our name. That’s OK. We’re focused on being great, not especially flashy.

We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials.


Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager for the Competence Center of Materials (CCM) team to support our West Region. The CI Manager can be based in be based in our San Diego, CA or San Ramon, CA offices.

Reporting to the Director of Operational Improvement, the CI Manager-West Region, will be one of the leaders of the CI Program. CI (formerly CLIMB) has the goal of achieving a sustainable best in class margin performance in aggregates and asphalt. The CI Manager works with Region leadership, CCM leadership, CCR, MISP and staff at our quarries to identify margin improvement opportunities in our aggregate operations. The CI Manager supports line management with general management skills to deliver best in class performance and realize long-term sustainable savings.

The CI Manager will assist in enhancing the technical competence and operational excellence of our organization, in relation to QC and production.

This is an excellent development opportunity to gain multi-site management experience, as well as become an essential conduit for the flow of best practices across North America and throughout HeidelbergCement.

The CCM team is a conduit for transferring good practice across the organization, not only through establishing practice, but via delivery of Aggregates Academy training and active participation in global best practice calls.

  • The CI Manager will be responsible for leading the CI improvement process at aggregate and asphalt operations.

  • He/she will work with local managers to identify QC and production process best practices and then bring awareness of these best practices to other operations.

  • The CI Manager will become proficient in the technical aspects of QC and production processes, as well as the general management aspects of the business.

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

  • They will follow up on improvement opportunities and provide assistance to local management to realize improvement goals.

  • The CI Manager will become a conduit for transferring best practices across the organization, and deliver training modules in conjunction with the HeidelbergCement Aggregate Academy, including best practice calls.

  • The CI Manager will have North American (NAM) functional responsibility to lead improvements of a specialist topic.

  • This high profile position will require travel within the Region/NAM and a commitment to work with multiple levels of management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering or related field, 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.

  • Excellent communication and project management skills and the strong desire to work alongside and support our line management with all aspects of CI.

  • Ability to plan and lead projects that require interfaces with multiple stakeholders and differing levels of management.

  • Ability to coach and motivate peers without direct lines of authority.

  • Ability to understand the technical and financial aspects of the business and how they relate to each other, including investment evaluations.

  • Experience in optimizing processes in quarrying, sand and gravel operations. Ability to diagnose and optimize production steps for blasting, loading & hauling, crushing & screening, loadout, maintenance, extraction and site management. Ability to relate above processes to site geology and commercial markets.

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

  • Desire to engage in change management.

  • Determination to lead our North American operations to a best in class performance.

  • Ability to think outside the box and to identify best practices and transfer this knowledge across the organization.

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

  • Willingness to travel within Region, on occasion across North America and spend a significant portion of time in an industrial environment.


We’re a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.

Our corporate office supports the Lehigh Hanson plants in North America and offers highly competitive benefits with no waiting period to participate in medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs. In addition, we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions.



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