• Logistics Manager

    Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
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    Reporting to the Vice President, Sales & Logistics, West Cement Division, the Logistics Manager is responsible to coordinate the planning, production and shipping volumes between the Sales, Manufacturing and Logistics/Distribution departments to ensure customer demand is fulfilled at the lowest possible supply chain cost.  The Logistics Manager leads a team of supply chain professionals that coordinate planning, rail execution, barge execution and logistics performance for the movement of cement and cementitious materials to over 24 cement terminals/transloads in Western Canada (WCAN).  The team manages the transportation assets (railcar & barges leases and maintenance) and the related freight tariff negotiations (CP, CN, BNSF, barge hauls).  Based upon transportation and supply requirements within the assigned region, this position will lead the development, analysis and execution of strategic improvement projects within the Business Unit (BU).  The Logistics Manager is responsible for monitoring all aspects of the BU supply chain in order to ensure that sub-optimal moves are avoided and transportation costs are minimized. The Logistics Manager also works with counterparts in the USA and Eastern Canada (ECAN) to coordinate transportation asset availability and suggesting alternative sourcing plans for the North American network.  


    Safety Leadership:

    Demonstrate a commitment to a safe work environment. 

    • Take a leadership role and actively participate and support safety initiatives within the business. 
    • Perform  all work activities following all relevant safety policies and procedures


    People Management:

    Manage/supervise the Logistics team to include coaching, training, mentoring and development 

    • Select and hire appropriate resources and develop a productive team
    • Develop and groom for future succession (team and self)
    • Manage individual and team performance


    Operational Management:

    • Develop the Business Unit Supply Plan in coordination with other countries (ECAN, USA)
    • Develop inventory targets by ship location
    • Ensure compliance with daily/weekly/monthly shipment requirements that support monthly supply planning process
    • Challenge BU Distribution performance relative to Key Performance Indicators (KPI) targets
    • Lead cross functional effort to align supply and production plans with sales forecast and BU objectives(ie. inventory targets)
    • Identify risks and develop contingency plans to address potential supply disruptions
    • Develop root cause analysis for sub-optimal moves (with support from the Performance Manager) to reduce and/or eliminate future occurrences.  Implement action plans.
    • Identify new Freight to Plant (FTP), Freight to Terminal (FTT) and Freight to Customer (FTC) lanes; and determine supply options to optimize network
    • Ensure compliance to product quality standards related to proposed sourcing changes (jointly with Regional Technical Director)
    • Develop intra-BU product exchanges and wholesale agreements; coordinate and communication with Central Supply Group
    • Identify mode or ship location options, validate inventory available and verifies impact on supply plan
    • Maintain awareness of Competitor’s distribution activities
    • Lead and/or execute distribution projects as required




    • Reduce FTT, Terminal Operating Cost (TOC), and FTC costs through the execution of Network Optimization initiatives
    • Multisource Customer Analysis
    • Multimodal Move Optimization
    • Terminal to Terminal Moves
    • Optimize Plant to Terminal sourcing
    • Plant to Plant Analysis
    • Safety performance
    • Delivery of assets required to execute supply chain plan
    • Optimal asset utilization
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Right cost/service balance
    • Knowledge of competition
    • Optimal demurrage aligned to budget
    • Maintenance plan for all transportation assets implemented to standard
    • CAPEX plan timely with Business Planning Cycle
    • Publish monthly WCAN supply plan based on monthly sales forecast
    • Oversee rail and barge contract rate negotiations


    Relationships with Other Jobs


    • Area Safety Advisor
    • Counterpart Logistics Managers in ECAN & US
    • Purchasing
    • Terminal Managers
    • Sales
    • Plant Production & Shipping Personnel
    • Customer Value Center (CVC)
    • Finance


    Education Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required
    • Graduate level degree in a related field an asset
    • Logistics certification preferred



    Skills & Experience:

    • Five to seven years of relevant work experience
    • One to two years supervisory or management experience
    • Exceptional performance management skills and experience
    • Cement experience is considered an asset
    • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Ability to influence others
    • Demonstrated financial/business analysis skills to manage a budget as well as model various supply situations and financial and valuation modeling.
    • Knowledge of applicable regulations
    • Deep knowledge of Lafarge customers, products, value propositions, operational procedures, distribution processes and standards is an asset
    • Demonstrated ability to manage through influence and operate effectively in a complex matrix organization structure



    Job Specific competency Profile (Lominger)

    • Business Acumen
    • Drive for Results
    • Customer Focus
    • Decision Quality
    • Negotiating
    • Interpersonal Savvy
    • Change Management
    • Process Management
    • Directing Others
    • Planning
    • Functional/Technical Skills





    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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