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 Operations Manager, Aggregates is responsible for the development, leadership and management of the operational functions and performance in her/his Market Area. The Manager will ensure alignment with all functional groups, Environment, Land, Manufacturing, Human Resources, and Safety to drive communication and consistency. The incumbent’s primary focus is optimizing available reserves and capital employed while leveraging operational excellence to achieve the highest productivity at the lowest cost of production.
Safety: Promote safety culture through engagement with employees, JHSC and subcontractors with an objective of “zero” safety incidents. Develop, administer and promote and review safety policies, processes and procedures to maintain relevance while ensuring the site meets or exceeds all Lafarge and Regulatory guidelines. Ownership of the implementation and management of all local and regional safety initiatives, providing feedback as necessary.
Human Resources: Works closely with plant managers to develop a professional approach to operations management. Directly responsible for the individual development, motivation and training of the plant managers to promote customer focus, operational efficiency and skill development. As required, assist in the development, motivation and training of all related administrative, production and shipping personnel. Participate in the administration and management of local collective and hourly working agreements with site employees.
Production and Supply Chain: Develop, implement and track maintenance, production and shipping processes and strategies to achieve targeted Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). Employ daily communication process with Distribution, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality to drive group efficiencies, manage inventories and production performance. Oversee and manage Local and National Contracts to ensure expectations and purchasing gains are met. Works with his/her team and the ECAN Manufacturing team to analyze capital needs and requests.
Financial Performance: Plan, drive and track financial performance using local/regional tools, assist in the development, implementation and management of annual repair budgets, promote financial analysis to identify cost reduction opportunities. Forecast profitability and production to optimize yield; support supply chain with balancing inventory and sales needs to manage and minimize working capital impact.
Inventory Manager and Distribution: Oversee monthly inventory reconciliation to assist Distribution in balancing area inventory levels in order to meet local demand. Schedule and plan production to maximize available shipping faces and minimize Truck Turnaround Time (TTT), while working with local Quality team to optimize product offering.
Sustainable Mining: Assist Land in the development, implementation and management of a sustainable mining plan with detailed stripping, production phasing and rehabilitation forecasts to ensure reserve optimization, while managing community impact.
Environment: 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. Ensures 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 General Manager
Works closely with the ECAN Director of Manufacturing to ensure manufacturing best practices and tools are fully utilized across the market area.
Works closely with Safety to develop and maintain a culture of safety
Works closely with the Land and Environment teams to ensure all government and Lafarge Guidelines are met or exceeded
Works closely with local Quality Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Commercial Manager to ensure efficient management of production costs & inventories and optimize customer quality needs.
Annual operations budget
Detailed monthly operations forecast
Monthly operation EBITs
P2P efficiency and performance
Implementation of the ROCK Performance modules
Compliance of Safety, Land, and Environment Audits
5 M Tons of aggregates production
$100-$125 M in operational budget
15 Direct Reports
140 Indirect Reports
Education & Work Experience:
An undergraduate degree in a relevant field
A minimum of 5 years of progressive, relevant experience of which 2 years were spent in a supervisory role.
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:
Developing Direct Reports and Others
Drive for Results
Integrity and Trust
Managing and Measuring Work
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.
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.
Lafarge Canada is committed to providing a safe environment for employees, customers, contractors and vendors. As such, in keeping with the requirements of our industry associations, partners, and clients across Canada, Lafarge Canada has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As of October 1st, 2021, all new employees joining Lafarge Canada, subject to any requirement to accommodate pursuant to applicable human rights legislation, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.