Plant Manager, RMX

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Product Line
Ready Mix

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  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 .


Reporting to the Metro Vancouver Ready-Mix Operations Manager, the Plant Manager is responsible for all aspects of their individual plant and surrounding active customer projects. The Plant Manager will ensure all targets, budgets and objectives are met for their facility.



The Plant Manager ensures that all facets of their facility meet the demands of production, delivery quality and safety while meeting efficiency and budget targets. The Plant Manager will act as the liaison between the customer base and Lafarge in order to manage the day-to-day activities of active projects.


  • Promotes a positive safety culture through leadership by example; performs all work activities following all relevant safety policies and procedures
  • Coordinating all on site activities such as site work, production, maintenance and maximum utilization of equipment, personnel and subcontractors
  • Review and propose improvements of processes for plant related activities
  • Monitor & recommend equipment for plant upgrades and to maintain productivity and efficiency
  • Property maintenance and management
  • Manage all plant staff; maintenance, production and delivery personnel
  • Ensure adequate and efficient staffing
  • Ensure training requirements are up to date and offered as required
  • Control allocation of production supplies
  • Plan all plant related repairs and maintenance in order to control cost and meet production demands
  • Interpret and monitor environmental aspects and issues as it pertains to the plant
  • Maintain inventory of all necessary raw materials
  • Report on month end inventory and variance reports
  • Address month end financial review
  • Liaison with customers of active projects in surrounding to address upcoming and current demands and concerns
  • Monitor delivery personnel on our customer’s sites
  • Conduct and report on incident investigations
  • Ensure plant production is within quality specifications
  • Monitor raw materials to ensure it is within specification
  • Ensure that the workforce complies with policies, procedures and regulations

Results / Accountabilities:

  • Continuous improvement of safety results and standards of expectation
  • Manages change through influence on front-line staff
  • Monitors and meets Operations Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Dimensions / Relationships with Others’ Jobs:

  • Matrix reporting structure to Operations Manager, Metro Vancouver RMX
  • Directly supervise plant production, delivery and maintenance staff.
  • Works closely with Production Manager, Customer Care Logistics Manager, Quality Manager, Field Operations Manager and Customer Care and Logistics Center.


Education and Work Experience:

  • Post secondary degree
  • Previous experience in a management/supervisory of a unionized environment role an asset
  • Knowledge of or experience with production facility
  • Demonstrated strong application user skills for MS Office Suite of products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint at high level

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with high degree of accuracy
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills; a self-starter
  • Proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong time management skills essential
  • Independent thinker
  • Ability to negotiate skilfully in tough situations without damaging relationships
  • Highly motivated, able to quickly build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Ability to maintain composure in dealing with difficult situations; demonstrates positive customer service attitude


  • Leading Change
  • Leading People
  • Customer Focus
  • Conflict Management
  • Developing Direct Reports & Others
  • Managing & Measuring Work
  • Motivating Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Listening
  • Composure 
  • Collaborative Approach


Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment. 


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