• Operations Manager, Contracting

    # of Openings
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Product Line
    Job Locations
    Aggregate Industries Management, Inc.
  • Overview


    The Operations Manager is responsible for the leadership, development & management of the operational functions in the West Central Region market area.  The Operations Manager will ensure adequate staffing and oversee safe production to enable plant productivity and maintenance in an efficient manner, while delivering quality products to clients.  The Operations Manager will be the liaison to all support service groups; Environment, Land, Manufacturing, Human Resources & Safety.  The primary focus will be on safety and the optimizing available reserves and capital employed while maximizing productivity at the lowest cost of production



    Health and Safety:  

    • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environment areas. Promotes a positive safety culture through leadership by example.
    • Ensure strict compliance with all health and safety rules and country regulations
    • Implementation and management of all safety initiatives
    • Maintain safety processes and procedures up to date

    Financial Management: 

    • Promotes a culture of performance and exceeding expected results.
    • Drive and track financial performance via annual operations budgets and monthly operations forecast.
      • Reviewing costs on a month end review, ensure all costs are accounted for and are accurate.
      • Participate in monthly inventory, sales & production planning.
    • Effectively develops goals and objectives to implement actions, track performance and continuously look for opportunities for improvement
    • Support supply chain with balancing inventory and sales needs to manage and minimize working capital impact

    Topline & Customer Focus:

    • Works with all business units to drive customer retention and attraction
    • Drive quality for customer retention.
    • Seek opportunities to meet and exceed customer expectations.
    • Ensures a quality product within specifications and timely delivery to clients, actively works to resolve any issues.

    Operations Management

    • Works closely with plant managers to develop best practices, processes and to ensure plant activities are optimized and costs are best in class.
    • Actively involved on a daily basis with on site operations.
    • Implement and follow best practices for maintenance, production and shipping processes and strategies to achieve target key performance indicators (KPI)
    • Effectively use Lafarge Holcim resources and programs to drive operational excellence and develop West Central Region contracting specific resources as needed


    Environment, Land & Community Relations: 

    • Run site operations in a way to have minimal negative impact on the surrounding environment and communities
    • Implement and manage operational standards to manage activities and mitigate our environmental impact
    • Develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships with the local communities to ensure LafargeHolcim is seen as a partner in environmental stewardship
    • Work with local regulatory bodies to comply with bylaws

    People Management:

    • Provides leadership for operations staff located at multiple sites by working closely with Superintendents and Project Managers and being on site regularly.
    • Follows and promotes the LafargeHolcim HR business cycle (Annual performance review, Annual Objective setting, Individual Development Plans, Mid-Year Reviews, Career & Succession Planning.)
    • Focuses on succession planning and assuring a strong depth within the team
    • Participate in the development of emerging leaders to be ready to move into more responsible roles


    Specific Accountabilities

    • Contracting planning
    • Effectively drive and seek cost improvement opportunities
    • Annual operations budget & monthly operations forecast
    • Innovation and continuous improvement to plant performance
    • Compliance with Safety, Land and Environment Audits
    • Development of succession ready employees
    • Prepared Area Capital Expense Requests when required



    Directs activities of specific plants in accordance with company policies and procedures.



    Required Education:  Bachelor's/University Degree. Please note that equivalent years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

    Field of Study Preferred:  Bachelor’s Degree preferred in construction technology, business, economics, public administration, or related field

    Required Work Experience: 10 Years of Supervisory Experience,

    Required Computer and Software Skills:   Proficiency in systems (i.e. SAP), Google mail, and the Microsoft Suite to include PowerPoint, Excel and Word, and an aptitude for specialized computer software and applications.

    Travel Requirements:  Travel throughout the area required.


    Additional Requirements

    • Knowledgeable with demonstrated good judgement.
    • Positive, can do, attitude.
    • Anticipation skills and demonstrated strategic foresight.
    • Practical application and analytical abilities.
    • Demonstrated ability to delegate and obtain results through others. Ability to influence direct reports to action.
    • Ability to build effective relationships with direct reports, key customers, suppliers and all business stakeholders.
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong organizational and planning skills
    • Ability to maintain composure and a high level of professionalism when under pressure
    • Strong time management skills, and ability to prioritize tasks
    • Sound knowledge of OH&S and environmental policies and procedures.
    • Experience with Unions and a working knowledge of collective bargaining agreements
    • Concrete plant operational and maintenance knowledge and experience.
    • Commercial trucking knowledge and experience.
    • Ability to understand, analyse and interpret financial statements.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee will frequently be required to walk on rocky, irregular surfaces that may be muddy and in reduced lighting conditions. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, confined space, outside weather conditions, low lighting, artificial lighting, and explosives. The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, proximity to electrical equipment, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally


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