LafargeHolcim

Operations Manager, Construction

CA-SK-Saskatoon
Requisition ID
2017-3419
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations
Product Line
Canada - Asphalt, Paving & Construction (A,P,C)
Travel
10%

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Western Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete pipe, pre-cast concrete, ready-mix concrete, paving and road construction that build better cities. From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at www.lafarge-na.com/careers .

 

Overview

The Operations Manager, Construction is responsible for managing the business unit including overseeing the operations of the Construction Group, The Shop, marketing/promotion of Lafarge (Central Asphalt and Construction) image and products, customer relations, sales, managing and leading employees, safety, maintenance, purchasing, budget planning and control.

Responsibilities

  1. Health and Safety: Abide by, participate in, and enforce all safety and environmental policies.
  2. Marketing & Customer Relations: Set price guidelines for all tendered work, develop and approve tender bid prices to maximize Lafarge opportunities on projects, identify target customers requiring attention and direct sales staff accordingly, maintain customer contact as well as oversee the resolution of customer complaints, seek new applications and new marketing techniques for products.
  3. Planning: Establish market share and price budget targets, prepare business capital investment proposals with estimated return on investment, analyze competitive forces and factors affecting the marketplace, develop operating budget and establish controls, determine raw material quantities to purchase and establish supply sources
  4. Human Resources: Responsible for the selection, training, leadership, development, discipline and termination of employees. Encourage safety awareness and support employee involvement in resolution of safety concerns. Empower employees to take action whenever appropriate. Fulfill Annual Performance Management program requirements for all employees and develop key personnel. Recommend staffs pay levels and promotions.
  5. Market Management: Coordinate price, backlogs, market share tracking, and pipeline & horizon volumes across Lafarge Saskatoon. Prepare weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting for Lafarge Saskatoon.
  6. Technical / Operations: Direct the maintenance of all property and equipment. Maintain a high quality image and reputation in the marketplace. Ensure maximum productive operations at minimum cost. Communicate regularly with employees over continued improvements. Be innovative in using new technologies and new product development. Maximize use of all assets. Actively participate in customer complaint resolution. Perform environmental and safety audit reviews.
  7. Financial: Negotiate prices for large non-capital plant expenditures, including raw materials supply. Monitor invoicing and accounts receivables. Review financial statements for accuracy. Establish terms of sale for customers and agreed terms for purchases made by A&C. Establish raw material inventory to maximum / minimum levels. Company signing officer.
Relationship with Other Jobs:
  • Works closely with the Regional Performance Group
  • Works closely with the Finance Manager
  • Works closely with the Marketing Team
  • Works closely with the Asphalt, Ready-Mix, and Aggregates Managers

Dimensions:

 

Product Line:               Construction

Employees:                  5 to 8 supervisors, up to 120 hourly

Sales:                           +$30M

Qualifications

Education: 

  • University degree preferred in construction management, engineering, or business

 Experience and Skill Set:

  • 10 years of related experience

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills – dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers
  • Must be flexible and balance shifting priorities to meet deadlines
  • Possess a general knowledge of construction and A&C products and a solid understanding of the market, competition and business opportunities
  • Excellent leadership skills - must be able to motivate others and provide complete, direct and actionable feedback
  • Possess a commitment to and willingness to devote great effort and time in order to reach goals
  • Ability to make decision is a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete data and under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and the desire to seek solutions
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint


Job-Specific Competency Profile:

  • Business Acumen
  • Driving for Results
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Managerial Courage
  • Managing & Measuring Work
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Agility
  • Timely Decision Making


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