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  • Production Analyst

    Job Locations CA-BC-Richmond
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  • 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 .


    The Production Analyst will be an integral part in providing SAP support to the plant and managing the SAP system in their location. This individual will team up with management in supporting production with LafargeHolcim’s Cement business.


    • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas. 
    • Function as a safety leader in the plant by demonstrating a personal commitment to working safely and ensuring that the Plant continues to eliminate work related risks. Function as a strong advocate and leader in promoting a safe working environment for all employees at the plant.
    • Function as an integral member of the management team with a focus on plant performance and continuous improvement. It is essential that the production analyst work very closely with the process areas, maintenance functions, and technical managers to ensure continuity within plant operations.
    • Responsible for maintenance of master data including daily production reporting, material recipes, long term planning - recipe, resource capacity, and energy consumption factors.
    • Responsible for Production planning including 18 month plan for logistics; weekly and monthly confirmation and conversion of planned orders to process orders
    • Responsible for process orders management including:
      • weekly release of process orders
      • daily confirmation of process and grind orders clearing of goods movement errors occurring after confirmation
      • complete process orders monthly
      • balance physical inventories of cement, clinker, and raw meal weekly and  all other materials associated with production on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
      • ensure production versus consumption ratios are correct for all HARP functional areas
      • ensure raw material extraction, raw material preparation, raw meal preparation and cement clinker factors are correct each month
      • complete all process order TECO on a timely basis
    • Responsible for the completion of Annual Technical Report
    • Provide leadership and accountability for reporting accurate downtime notifications, use of correct heat factors, completion of downtime notifications and confirmations, and creation and execution of process orders
    • Support monthly forecasting
    • Take the lead on production budget, PDP, and MTP development: 
      • Cost and volumes
      • Complete all necessary inputs into SAP for the budgeting process and verify the data entries into SAP via the BW Reports
      • Utilize MBP tool and budgeting interface
    • Become a BW power user (ability to create specific queries in regards to BW reports)
    • Guide physical inventory tracking and control. Ensure accurate movement of fuels and materials through production orders.
    • Communicate non-compliance issues, deficiencies and corrections required to appropriate plant personnel
    • Provide training to project system and production planning system users
    • Interface with maintenance on the weekly production/maintenance planning meeting
    • Support pyro team main activities during kiln outages
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelors degree in Business or Engineering preferred
    • Must have strong leadership skills
    • Strong planning/organizing skills
    • Team player: have the ability to develop and maintain cohesive working relationships with peers and management
    • High initiative, self starter
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
    • Able to thoroughly analyze situations or processes from different perspectives
    • Able to independently determine discrepancies in trends or numerical data, investigate and resolve
    • Knowledge of cement manufacturing process, materials receipt, and procurement preferred
    • Knowledge of budgeting process


    Other Related Experiences Required:

    • SAP and computer software (excel, databases) experience


    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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