Job Information

Lehigh Hanson Area Operations Manager in Ottawa, Ontario

AutoReqId: 15798BR

Line Of Business: RMC (Ready-Mix Concrete)

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Ottawa-ON

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Area Operations Manager role is based in Ottawa, ON and reports directly to the General Manager *.  *

What you’ll get to do

  • Lead safety, health, and regulatory compliance for multiple locations.

  • Ensure the RMC batch plants and maintenance department are maintained and operating effectively and efficiently.

  • Organize systems and resources to ensure a robust and effective preventative maintenance program.

  • Maintain life cycle costs, track equipment transfers and keep all records.

  • Collaborate with the management team to interview, select, onboard, train, and engage high performing and reliable employees.

  • Responsible for setting performance objectives, providing feedback, develop leaders, and managing employee relations issues.  

  • Maintain good relationships with the community and with our customers, including regular communication and job site visits as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with Sales regarding orders, possible back charges, and opportunities and challenges.

  • Work closely with the RMC Batching, Quality Control, Operations, and Sales departments regarding special products and additional material required for upcoming projects.

  • Plan, develop, and implement new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.

  • Responsible for analyzing and recommending capital improvement projects. Essential Experience and Skills

  • 5 or more years of ready-mix concrete operations management experience, particularly production

  • Strong understanding of operational, sales, and marketing issues.

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, with a fact-based and data driven decision making approach

  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel

  • Experience creating budgets and managing via financial statements and operations KPI’s

  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain a culture of safety, and lead health, safety, and regulatory

  • A track record of staff development skills and excellent leadership skills

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial thinking and successes identifying new profitable business opportunities

  • Motivated to assume and manage all aspects associated with the role such as frequent travel between sites, managing multiple priorities, dealing with urgent situations, and working irregular schedules Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related discipline

  • SAP experience, as well as relevant tools and software – CAD, Crystal, Business Objects, etc. Work Environment

  • Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions What we have to offer

  • Comprehensive competitive compensation and benefits package.

External candidates must be able to work in Canada without sponsorship.

Employer Statement: Lehigh Hanson welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations may be available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.