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 www.lafarge.ca/en/careers .
The Project Lead will lead the review, make recommendations and oversee changes in select processes for Lafarge in North America. This individual will have direct advisory experience coupled with strong financial and analytical skills. In addition to strong data management, interpersonal, writing, and communication skills and executive presence, the Project Lead will have hands-on experience building / developing integrated financial statement and cash flow models. The ability to lead teams through challenging situations and a willingness to undertake extensive travel is required.
Assessment of the overall performance of the identified processes at the organization/country with a high-level study of the financial performance and financial viability of these departments with the organization.
Preparation of corporate strategic plans for the overall organization along with implementation support for the organizations at the country and divisional level
Develop a recommended financial plan along with financial projection for the future, including business valuation
Manage key stakeholders for collaboration and local implementation of key initiatives
Consolidate and drive the improvement project to ensure that targets and objectives are achieved as agreed
Business degree or equivalent experience.
Advanced degree(s) and applicable professional certification(s)
Experience and Skill Set:
Minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience in a professional service or consulting firm environment.
Strong self-starter with the ability to engage at the senior executive level
Track record of consistently delivering high-value work to meet client’s needs.
Understands objectives and integrates individual work stream(s) into multiple projects. Adjusts work stream goals to the broader context of the project. Leads small projects or multiple work streams of large projects.
Experience supervising other professionals and acts as a positive role model and is seen as motivating to others. Gives clear direction to the team and executes projects according to established team norms, defined roles, and expectations; coaches and develops direct reports. Capitalizes on the strengths of each team member on projects.
Makes decisions and advises the client using advanced understanding of the core drivers of a client’s business. Knows how to leverage expertise in a business context to be impactful.
Uses a systematic approach to quickly and logically identify issues across situations. Examines issues thoroughly and holistically. Brings in the appropriate experts when needed.
Strong financial analysis and modeling skills. Solid understanding of financial statements.
Advance written communication skills, able to prepare well laid out, easily understood analysis and presentations. Articulately communicates information and adapts effectively to the audience. Delivers influential client communications with clarity and confidence.
Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills.
Excellent relationship building with clients and peers.
Leadership & Managerial Competencies:
Highly effective time management, planning and organization skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and drive tasks to completion in a fixed time-frame and in a pressured environment.
Able to maneuver through complex situations effectively; sensitive to how individuals and organizations function
Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively (including technical and operational) and with all functions.
Ability to work with cross-functional teams and build relationships across multiple functions, countries, regions and cultures.
Ability to deal with ambiguities, conflicts and adversarial relationships.
Proven ability to identify problems quickly, make sound judgments, establish and implement solutions.
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.