As the leading global construction materials and solutions company, LafargeHolcim support the builders around the work from small local projects to the biggest, most challenging infrastructures.
As LafargeHolcim Innovation Center, the most sophisticated R&D in our industry, we create value through innovative products and solutions, driven by our customer needs and new challenges.
Be part of the development and implementation of innovative, differentiating and sustainable products and solutions, particularly in the Concrete & Aggregates field. As Head of the Concrete & Aggregates Department, with around 40 people, and member of the Executive Committee, you will be responsible for the roadmap of the activity and the innovation process, and act as force of proposal to guarantee a significant impact on LH growth of revenues and profit, delivering short-term results while proposing, preparing and initiating longer term innovative product and solutions.
Open to new businesses, and new environments, the ideal candidate will have a strong and successful experience in building materials and construction systems development infrastructure/construction ecosystems. A keen sense of ownership, innovation management approach, and scrappiness is a must.
As Head of Department
Define the orientations and innovation actions in Concrete & Aggregates domains, short and long term.
Advise by his concrete / RMX expertise various projects
Give technical support to countries through “Service Requests” (roughly 100 /year): trainings, litigations, support on large construction projects
Trigger or lead early business opportunity studies, in-house or outsourced
Ensure a regular watch in Concrete & Aggregates R&D fields
Manage with Intellectual Property team the RMX & AGG LH patent portfolio
Manage quality and traceability of all results and experiments within his department
Manage equipment and characterization devices within his department (from lab to pilot scale)Manage safety within his department
Capitalize knowledge through software
Develop competencies and skills of the team, attract and retain expertise staff with a business consciousness, to ensure the alignment with project needs
As Project Manager for low carbon concrete solutions
Manage functionally a project team of 15-20 people including PhDs, engineers and technicians in contact with sponsor countries, to bring solutions to market
Challenge project team and be responsible of its innovation excellence and continuous development
Manage Intellectual properties through the project and contracts in collaboration with legal department
Ensure a strong written and oral communication around the project internally and externally
Ensure a strong collaboration with stakeholders: contractors, designers, start-ups, academia, public authorities
As referent for ReadyMix Business Excellence and Concrete & Aggregates Business Excellence
Participate to the Group Expert team and promote innovation through countries.
Help countries to define their concrete innovation portfolio (for eg Spain, USA at the moment)
Participate to country performance reviews
Develop an advanced knowledge of the customers pain points and shape R&D project to fit with the business needs in collaboration with business teams
Engineering/Scientific Master degree, preferably with a PhD, in a domain related to Civil Engineering and/or Materials
Strong and successful experience in building materials and construction systems development, demonstrating high-level technical background and operational/R&D experience, in an international environment
Experience in establishing strong external partnerships to generate profitable developments, including with contractors, architects and engineers
Management of transversal projects in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
Manages as a “game changer”. Creativity enabler, inspiring others, ideas catalyst
Creative and interested in disruption
Think outside of the box with the courage to drive experimentation and to take risks
Lead, develop and motivate a high performing team.