LafargeHolcim - HQ

Operations Administrator - Mat Leave Contract

Job Locations CA-ON-Woodstock
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 .



The Operations Administrator participates in the development, leadership and management of the operational functions and performance for the Woodstock Grinding and Terminal. The Operations Administrator works closely with the operational team to ensure the highest levels of environmental and safety compliance, leveraging production excellence to create superior products & services.   Primary focus is to analysis optimizing available reserves and capital employed while attaining the highest productivity at the lowest cost of production. Ensures Lafarge is viewed as a valued member of the industry and local communities in which it operates.


Safety Culture:

  • Promote safety culture through engagement with employees, JHSC and subcontractors, implementation and management of local and regional initiatives with an objective of “zero” safety incidents.
  • Develop, administer and promote safety policies, processes and review procedures to ensure that sites meet or exceed all Lafarge and Regulatory guidelines.


Human Resources:

  • Works closely with Woodstock Manager to develop analytical and technical skills to improve inventory and production forecasting and management.


Production Management:

  • Develop and implement processes, strategies and tools to plan and track budgets, forecasts, maintenance, production and shipping performance to achieve targeted Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  • Promote and support daily, weekly and monthly communication process to drive group efficiencies and manage production performance.
  • Works with the operations team and the ECAN Manufacturing team to analyze capital needs and requests


Financial Management:

  • Plan, Drive and Track financial performance using local/regional tools, develop, implement and manage annual repair budgets, support financial analysis to identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Manage production forecast to balance inventories and sales needs to manage working capital impact.


Customer Focus:

  • Support monthly inventory reconciliation to ensure adequate inventories levels to meet demand.
  • Support the shipping and quality department to drive accurate loading and product performance.


Land Management:

  • Assist to ensure sites meet or exceed all Lafarge and Regulatory guidelines.


Environmental Management:

  • Assist to ensure sites meet or exceed all Lafarge and Regulatory guidelines.
  • Work with Central Environmental Department to develop, implement and manage operational standards to manage activities and mitigate our environmental impact.


Community Relations:

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within the community by participating in local activities, events and committees through partnerships within the industry, local associations and the business community.
  • Assist to ensure that a plant image guideline exists to promote a professional image in a standard and consistent manner across ECAN and is well implemented / enforced.


Relationships with Others Jobs: 

  • Reports to the Woodstock Grinding and Terminal Manager
  • Works closely with the ECAN Manufacturing staff to ensure relevant manufacturing best practices and tools are fully utilized across the market area.
  • Work with the Safety Representatives to develop and maintain a culture of safety
  • Works closely with Area Finance to ensure costs are budgeted, forecasted and accurate
  • Works closely with the Supply Chain and Distribution Staff to ensure efficient management of production costs & inventories.


Specific Accountabilities:

  • Annual operations budget
  • Detailed monthly production forecast
  • Weekly operations cost tracker summary
  • Area CERs
  • Hourly Payroll and associated functions
  • Manage the main office functions
  • Coordinate purchasing and manage supplies and equipment
  • Coordinate shipping documents and entries for billing, credits and corrections
  • Coordinates and maintains records and databases
  • Coordinates the Health, Safety and Environmental programs
  • Assists with Quality Control programs


Education & Work Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree in Business Administration
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Business Administration and preferably in the Bulk Cement or Construction Materials Businesses


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent people management skills: ability to develop effective internal and external relations.
  • Disciplined and process-oriented.


Job-Specific Competency Profile (Lominger):


  • Action oriented                       
  • Managerial courage               
  • Time management
  • Dealing with ambiguity           
  • Managing diversity                 
  • Motivating others
  • Business acumen                   
  • Innovation management        
  • Organizing
  • Conflict management             
  • Intellectual horsepower          
  • Negotiating
  • Customer focus                      
  • Listening                                 
  • Written communications
  • Priority setting                        
  • Problem solving                     
  • Process management
  • Building effective teams


Why work for us?


Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.



Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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