Strategy Manager


Amsterdam – Nederland, Netherlands
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11 June 2024


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City:  Amsterdam

About CRH

CRH is the leading global diversified building materials business in the world with over 3,100 locations worldwide. We manufacture and supply a diverse range of superior building materials and products, used extensively in the built environment, in infrastructure, housing and commercial construction projects, of all sizes, all across the world.

To find out more, visit our website crh.


Join a high-growth global £200m+ revenue business with manufacturing operations within the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, France, and Germany supplying international clients. Our solutions-focused manufacturing offers a whole range of products designed to simplify complex infrastructure projects.

Our market-leading brands, Cubis Systems, NAL, and FILOform, supply smart, safe, and sustainable product solutions to a range of construction sectors. Through innovation, we enable construction partners to optimise efficiency and safety through pioneering products designed for simplicity, speed, and reliability.

We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built through collaboration on breakthrough ideas that achieve tomorrow’s solutions today.

Strategy Manager

Reports to:
Chief Operating Officer

Role Overview:
To build the commercial strategy within Infrastructure Products Europe, involving all stakeholders including CRH. The role will support the Chief Operating Officer of IPE and work closely with the Senior Leadership Team on organic and inorganic growth opportunities and plans, encompassing commercial strategy, acquisitions, major capital expenditures, greenfield sites and other key projects and strategic initiatives.  Since IPE’s inception, organic and inorganic acquisitions and other strategic investments have been a key driver of its growth.  This position will work in close cooperation with Senior Leadership Team, while playing a critical role in driving value for IPE.

Key Accountabilities:

-5 Year and longer-term strategic plans for individual businesses and the collective of IPE encompassing organic growth plans with the resourcing requirements to deliver this plan commercially and operationally
-Strategic deep dives on specific country, end sector (Energy, Data Centre, Residential) and product ranges
-Portfolio reviews and potential strategic options
-Developing a pipeline of acquisition targets
-Strategic review of potential acquisition targets including but not limited to bolt on, adjacency, step out, large and transformational
-Business performance improvement and full potential projects
-Developing customer and end market targeted integrated solutions, connecting the products and services we sell across the International Division and wider CRH portfolio into value added solutions for specific customers
-Collaboration with other key stakeholders across CRH including M&A, Solutions, Enterprise and other Divisional Strategy teams.
-Interaction and relationship building with key external stakeholders including customers, acquisition targets, consultants and bankers
-Co-ordination, facilitation, and challenge of tactical and operational playbooks
-Other CRH critical strategic priorities

Associated Responsibilities:

-Developing strategy in the European construction sector or other sectors of interest including Energy, Telecom, Transport and Water Management
-M&A & Integration exposure
-Investment management strategies with a portfolio of companies

Key Performance Indicators:

-Growth Metrics
-Sectoral Analysis

Experience and Training:

-The candidate must demonstrate leadership skills, with strengths in the areas of strategic thinking, financial modelling, business writing, assessing business risks and displaying the ingenuity and tenacity to successfully deliver projects and proposals.
-MBA degree is desirable.
-Construction Materials Sectoral Experience

Essential Criteria:

-Business Degree 2.1 or above
-5+ years in a strategy role

Essential Competencies:

-Ensures accountability
-Action oriented
-Manages ambiguity
-Business insight
-Communicates effectively
-Customer focus
-Decision quality
-Financial acumen
-Global perspective

*This list is not exhaustive and will be reviewed in line with changing business requirements, a good degree of flexibility and adaptability is critical to this role.


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