VP Quality, Industrialized Construction Innovator,
Integrated structural design, engineering, lean fabrication and installation of multi-unit housing
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC (relocation assistance available)
Compensation: six figure salary, depending on relevant experience, bonus and strong benefits package
About the Opportunity: Construction accounts for 5% of our gross domestic product (GDP), yet remains a highly fragmented, largely un-automated industry that hasn’t fundamentally changed the way buildings are constructed for the past 150 years. At least forty cents of every dollar spent on a construction project is wasted, because of the lack of integration between the owner, architect, engineer and builder. On any given project an average of six months is lost because there is no “digital thread” continuously connecting each step in the value chain. In the multi-unit housing industry, not only are millions of dollars lost due to unnecessary project delays, change orders and material waste, but there is significant untapped potential to apply lean manufacturing principles, quality innovations, robotics and automation that have never been exploited. Until our client quietly started a building revolution four years ago, the construction industry had not yet benefited from the advanced manufacturing technologies, lean best practices and quality processes that have streamlined other industries, such as the auto industry.
They’ve developed a way to streamline the construction of multi-unit buildings (hotels, apartments, condos, assisted living etc.). Instead of a series of disconnected steps, our client has implemented a seamless process, linked by a continuous digital thread; as a result, the virtual model designed by the architect is identical to the finished building. Standardized components, precision manufactured from highly recycled content steel, are installed on-site exactly according to the architect’s original plan, without waste or onsite conflicts, and in far less time than wood, hot formed steel or concrete. Our client’s award winning proprietary modular construction system leverages a fully integrated BIM design software platform and light gauge steel building platform to dramatically reduce the time and cost of constructing multi-unit housing.
With 60+ patents approved, and 70+ in the pipeline, our client enjoys an enviable lead and niche in this nascent global market focused on digitizing the construction industry. Structural specs and standardized, modular components meet stringent requirements for IAS certification and the International Building Code (IBC).
By automating everything, from the architect’s conceptual design to the off-site precision manufacturing of the poles and trusses to the final on-site installation, they’ve slashed cycle time, reduced conflicts and eliminated costly waste. (The ROI realized by developers on these projects is so large that our client created a separate entity to invest in their own projects, alongside the developer, to reap the same returns.) Bottom line, buildings are assembled (not built) from completely pre-fabricated standardized components precision manufactured in a state of the art plant.
About the Position: Reporting directly to the CEO, the VP of Quality will be a key member of the senior leadership team. You’ll infuse everything the company does with quality from sourcing and supply chain to manufacturing, delivery and support. You’ll have helped another manufacturing company expand globally, growing a highly talented team motivated by transforming an industry – from the ground up.
About the Successful Candidate: The successful candidate will inherit a handful of highly motivated and entrepreneurial quality professionals eager to help bring the company to the next level. You’ll have a Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of quality experience in a multi-plant manufacturing environment, ideally in heavy industrial manufacturing. The successful candidate must have applied quality across all aspects of a manufacturing company. Not just one function. We’re looking for a leader who has brought integrated TQM into every corner of an organization, who has built out quality infrastructure and processes from scratch.
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