Promotes increasing use of concrete within the public market using marketing techniques and a technical educating perspective. This would include parking lots, roads, streets, and other public improvements. Provides advice and assistance from conception and planning to completion by working with engineers, architects, contracting authorities, and municipalities in Michigan, concentrating in the southeast portion of the state.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Advancing the use of concrete materials by means of education, information and research.
Promoting the use of concrete through technical education, training, marketing, and promotion.
Working integrally with the MCA staff to refine and execute the MCA Strategic Marketing Plan.
Preparing marketing and technical documents and materials for the education and promotion of concrete products.
Working with engineers, architects, contractors, etc. on design details, specifications, and costing for specific jobs.
Coordinating and leading various product-oriented committees and seminars/open houses with concrete paving contractors, concrete suppliers and cement suppliers.
Keeping abreast of industry trends and developments through research, attending seminars, and other means and resources.
Preparing and presenting the advantages of the use of concrete to various organizations.
Representing the MCA in a respectful, professional manner advocating for the best interest of its membership.
Interacting with membership and involving them in promotional activities.
Promoting the benefits of association membership throughout Michigan.
Aiding in the development, coordination and implementation of MCA’s conferences.
Handling any other duties as assigned.
Must posses a bachelors’ degree in engineering (civil/environmental preferred), construction management, marketing, business, or similar program from an accredited university or equivalent in relevant experience. Strong organizational skills with ability to work independently. Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak publicly to educate and/or persuade.
Strong research skills with the ability to take complicated information and data and synthesize it into understandable information. Experience and or knowledge of the concrete construction industry preferred.
Extensively travel by car and plane. Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable motor vehicle report.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
Position requires extensive public speaking. Position will require the use of telephone and spend time sitting, using a keyboard, working on a computer. Travel is required. Regular lifting, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching. Lifting generally under 50 lbs. Need to be able stand for long periods of time.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Michigan Concrete Association
The Michigan Concrete Association (MCA) was formed, in 2009, by the merger of the Michigan Concrete Paving Association (MCPA) and the Michigan Concrete Association (MCA). MCPA was established in 1968 to represent concrete pavement contractors, to promote the use of concrete pavement and to maintain a high standard of workmanship. MCA was originally established in 1952 as a forum for the state’s ready-mixed concrete industry and as an educational resource for consumers. Today, the merged Association includes approximately 220 members.
Producer members include companies of all sizes collectively supplying about 80 percent of the ready-mixed concrete placed in the state. Paving Contractor members construct approximately 90 percent of the concrete pavements in the state. Cement supplier members manufacture and/or distribute cement-based products. Concrete contractor members include general, flat-work, tilt-up, forming & poured wall, pumping, sawing and cast-in-place contractors. Allied industry members include suppliers and producers of admixtures, bulk material haulers, embedded material, aggregate, concrete equipment, concrete products and structural elements. Associate memb...ers have an interest in supporting the objectives of the association, participate in the training, and provide engineering consulting and service to the concrete industry.
The Association’s objectives include:
Promote the use of concrete
Influence national, state and local levels of government to assure adequate investment, fair regulations, and sound policies and legislation
Advance the use of concrete materials through investigations, studies, education and research
Improve the quality of concrete
Inform members about new ideas, products and promotional efforts
Educate members and consumers about the use and maintenance of concrete