The Director, Building Innovations will be part of a team of professionals that works directly with prominent developers, architects, engineers, contractors and concrete producers to offer innovative and economical concrete building solutions for low- to mid-rise buildings. They will work to improve the knowledge of cast-in-place concrete building systems for both multi-family residential and non-residential applications. Success will be measured on the number of projects converted from wood and steel framing to concrete.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify key developers who build low- to mid-rise multi-family residential and non-residential buildings.
Work with developers to determine which types of concrete system is best suited for the building type and location.
Work with in-house design proposals to recommend innovative and economical concrete building systems that includes structural and envelope design recommendations, first cost, energy cost, life cycle cost
Identify national and local contractors who can install concrete systems efficiently and economically including concrete frame, flat plate, post-tensioned, insulating concrete forms, tunnel forms, tilt-up, removable wall and floor forms, etc.
Work with architects and engineers to educate them on the best concrete systems to compete with wood and steel framing systems.
Identify obstacles to concrete construction (cost, construction schedule, labor pool, etc.) and propose solutions to decision makers to eliminate or reduce those obstacles.
Deliver training for architects and engineers on the economical design of concrete building systems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Dynamic presentation and communication skills
Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, business management or another related field.
Five years’ experience directly related to building product or service sales.
Experience working in a client- or customer-facing role.
Experience with building systems including concrete, masonry, steel and wood a plus.
Knowledge of building and design codes.
Pack and ship heavy printed material and other supplies (50 lbs.)
Position requires significant travel (25%).
Position requires working from a home office located reasonably close to a major airport in the Midwest or Northeast U.S.
Founded in 1930, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is the leading industry advocate. Our mission is to provide exceptional value for our members by responsibly representing and serving the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, education and partnering to ensure ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice.
We work in conjunction through a partnership agreement with state associations on issues such as promotion and regulatory concerns and extend what they can do to a national level. Our commitment to our members is second to none and we strive for constant communication on the latest information, products, services and programs to help our members expand their markets, improve their operations and be their voice in Washington.