Why work for Lafarge?:
As the global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials, we’re committed to shaping a greener, smarter and healthier world. At Lafarge Canada Inc., safety comes first, collaboration matters and diversity is celebrated with people who share our desire to continually make our materials better.
Do you have the drive, the skills, and the passion to join us?
The Cement Industrial Director provides direction and strategic planning for multiple cement plants in Canada and is responsible for leading and overseeing the execution of all activities to achieve the short, medium and long-term financial and operating objectives set by the overall organization business plan.
This position may be located in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal.
Health and Safety
Responsible to drive world-class H&S performance, including exemplary housekeeping, robust adherence to standards and ensuring a strong positive H&S culture.
Exercises and encourages core H&S values including, but not limited to, developing self and coaching others by inspiration and empowerment.
Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
Ensures alignment of H&S activities arising from H&S missions and objectives.
Actively manages risks by ensuring that all related control activities are thoroughly implemented.
Drives committed and effective incident management through active participation in incident review, investigation, and corrective action creation.
Promotes a culture of vigorous risk assessment, incident reporting and leading indicators, i.e., Near Misses and Visible Personal Commitment (VPC).
Drives vision and purpose for cement manufacturing in Canada to model best-in-class performance and a passion for continuous improvement.
Creates competitive and breakthrough strategies that show connection between vision and action.
Demonstrates a strategic mindset to address anticipated future opportunities and challenges, with the ability to drive the day to day short-term goals.
Responsible for the Manufacturing organization and management systems at the country-level:
Ensures plant organizational effectiveness over time and takes responsibility for talent management and filling of critical positions at country-level (particular focus on Plant Manager Managers and Plant Leadership Teams performance, development and succession).
Ensures manufacturing management processes and systems are robust and effective.
Full responsibility for cement manufacturing performance, strategic development, compliance and H&S country-level across Canada.
Full responsibility for manufacturing risk assessments and management at country-level (permitting, raw materials reserves, Information Technology / Operational Technology (IT/OT) security, asset loss/damage prevention):
Ensure all plants within the assigned manufacturing area are properly staffed and coordinated to perform duties effectively.
Implement, execute and measure effective manufacturing processes/procedures that result in sustained improvement of the operational efficiency.
Works with corporate to define and implement process strategies and tactical improvements to profitably increase output and manufacturing flexibility of assigned plants.
Drives the organization to be proactive, flexible and responsive.
Validates alignment of the plants with the company’s business framework and objectives.
Responsible for providing reasonable assurance of effective and efficient operations, including actions to prevent and detect fraud and protect Company resources.
Accountable to set the strategic goals and priorities for Manufacturing (in line with the country strategy), identifying and leveraging synergies at country-level including:
Costs and inventory short-term targets and mid-term ambitions.
Production footprint optimization and major CAPEX projects definition, execution and performance delivering on projects’ financial targets.
Alignment of goals and coordination of actions with Geocycle, Procurement, Sales and Logistics at country-level. Inventory management and optimization above plant-level (country central/virtual warehouse, Material Master Data (MMD) (coding standardization).
Ensures plant performance within appropriate environmental requirements and develops plans to minimize external impacts from our operations.
Defines and leads the innovation agenda (Processes, Technology, Digital/Plants of Tomorrow, CO2) at country-level.
Engage regulatory bodies, governments at all levels in partnership with the Head of Sustainability, Environment & Public Affairs through industry associations, position papers and policy advocacy that support our sustainability strategy.
Support stakeholder plans and consultation strategies working closely with the communities in which we operate.
Engage with internal partners to drive sustainability objectives and priorities globally and locally.
Relationships with Others:
Works collaboratively with corporate and other operations leaders to drive and adopt mid-to-long term sustainable best practice process improvements and profitability of assigned plants.
Post-secondary degree required
Experience & Skill Set
10-15 years of experience in heavy industrial manufacturing environment
Preference for proficiency in French
Solid experience in setting strategic industrial direction in different plants/markets
A robust track-record on focused business performance
On field process industry exposure together with corporate/regional experience
Significant experience in leading remote and diverse teams
Exemplary H&S leadership and known for tackling tough issues in timely manner
Executive presence (leadership, vision, drive)
Cross functional work ability
As part of our dedicated focus on the health and safety of all employees, a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol testing and a criminal record check, may be required.
As we are reinventing the way the world builds, we need world-class talent to join our Lafarge Canada team: people who are passionate, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.
Whatever you do, you will make a difference here. Because we know that your passion and curiosity are the natural resources the world needs.
See more opportunities at www.lafarge.ca/careers.
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.