VP of Asphalt Production - Tampa, FL


Job ID:¬  135299


Preferred Materials ‚€“ Asphalt Division, part of Oldcastle Materials South¬ Division of Companies, is the leader in production of high-quality hot mix and warm mix asphalt, and, with a team of skilled contracting professionals, Preferred Materials ‚€“ Asphalt Division also offers design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.¬  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and with offices throughout Florida and in Savannah, Georgia, and Hardeeville, South Carolina, Preferred Materials ‚€“ Asphalt Division performs asphalt paving, grading, and related roadway services.¬  Our employees make Preferred Materials ‚€“ Asphalt Division a great place to work.¬  We promote a strong safety culture, where employees take responsibility for their own safety.


Position Summary

The Vice President of Asphalt Production will provide overall direction and leadership to the Asphalt line of business.¬  The Vice President of Production will be responsible for making key decisions and recommendations as related to safety, profitability, plant operations, resource management and people development.¬  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage financial success of the business by reviewing financial status for areas of responsibility on a monthly basis, assessing long-term profitability and monitoring cash flow/collections.

  • Responsible for the planning and procurement of capital to ensure assets are maintained to meet market demands.¬  Accountable for the proper repair and maintenance of equipment and plants to ensure they are in the best working order at all times.

  • Implement best practices methods and tools within the asphalt business.

  • Develop relationships with major customers and vendors to maximize short and long term goals and strategies.

  • Collaborate and participate with management, other departments and industry partners to strategically grow the business in existing locations and participate in business development to identify potential acquisitions.

  • Provide proactive leadership to ensure the safety culture of the company continues to grow. Collaborates with the local Safety and Environmental Departments to maintain a safe working environment that complies with company standards, as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Develop direct reports and others by participating in the talent management process (i.e. performance management, succession planning).



The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or related field needed (or equivalent in experience).¬  Advanced degree preferred.

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of asphalt production experience in a division, branch or operations leadership role.¬ 

  • Excellent organization skills and ability to effectively multi task in a dynamic and fast paced¬ environment.

  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and facilitate cross functional teams.


Skills & Abilities¬ 

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and record of accomplishment. Success in leading & driving change in organizations and increasing profitability¬ 

  • Strong analytical, fact-based approach to support sound decision-making. Strategic minded with strong finance experience and skills.

  • Demonstrated business acumen in asphalt plant operations and Quality Control as it relates to sales, finance, or IT¬ 

  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, and can think like a business owner¬ 

  • Ability to see the big picture while focusing on the process and procedures necessary to produce deliverables.¬ 

  • Customer focused with attention to detail and capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent, and professional manner¬ 

  • Strong organizational skills ‚€“ can bring order and clarity to ambiguous, fast-paced environment¬ 

  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills including the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all levels of plant and corporate personnel

  • Work well in a team and build relationships. Hands-on, collaborative approach¬ 

  • High degree of drive, initiative, and motivation. Action oriented and results oriented¬ 

  • Strong work ethic, willing to put in the time and energy required to drive performance

  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities¬ 

  • Excellent communication skills ‚€“ verbal, written listening ‚€“ at all levels in the organization¬ 

  • Demonstrated success in coaching and developing others; share his/her knowledge¬ 

  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.¬ 

  • Manage vision and purpose¬ 

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills with emphasis on Excel


What Oldcastle Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

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


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 Materials South Division is a part of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., the third-largest aggregates and ready mixed concrete producer, and the number one asphalt producer in the United States. ¬ The South Division consists of three regions: ¬ Appalachian Materials, Midsouth Materials & Preferred Materials. The Preferred Materials Region includes; Preferred Materials Asphalt & Construction, Preferred Materials Concrete & Building Products, and Conrad Yelvington Distributors.¬ ¬ 


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 Materials, South Division¬ is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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