Job Information

Lehigh Hanson Operations Manager - Ready-Mix, Oregon & Southern WA in Vancouver, Washington

AutoReqId: 13941BR

Line Of Business: RMC (Ready-Mix Concrete)

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Vancouver-WA

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Job Posting:

Cadman Materials Inc.

The Role and the Company

Cadman is a division of Lehigh Hanson. 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 Operations Manager role is based in Vancouver, WA, and reports directly to the Area Manager.  

What you’ll get to do

  • Drive and promote a culture of safety, and a respectful and inclusive work environment.

  • Oversee and ensure safety, health, environmental and regulatory compliance for multiple locations.

  • Provide leadership and direction to the supervisors responsible for ready-mix plants, ready-mix truck drivers and truck shop.

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

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

  • Collaborate with the management team in attracting and retaining employees.

  • Responsible for required training, coaching, robust processes and procedures to ensure customers receive products on time and in spec (OTIS).

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

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

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

  • Work closely with the Dispatch, Quality Control, and Sales departments as well as safety and environmental personnel.

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

  • Collaborate with the team and drive the implementation of our digitization and sustainability objectives.

  • Ensure cost targets and operational performance KPIs are met.

  • Responsible for analyzing and recommending capital improvement projects.

  • Evaluate performance of subordinates and provide coaching enabling achievement of their full potential.

  • Effectively lead team and supporting functions to accomplish organizational objectives regarding safety, environment, profit, productivity, efficiencies, production costs and quality.

  • When required, be on-site and manage the site(s) activities and employees.

Essential Experience and Skills

  • 5 or more years of ready-mix concrete operations management experience.

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

  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.

  • Experience managing via financial statements and operational KPI’s.

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

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

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Technical / college degree and / or equivalent years of experience.

  • Experience with Command Alkon, Business Objects, etc.

What we have to offer

  • Competitive base salary

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

  • 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

Work Environment

  • Role operates in a manufacturing environment and at construction sites with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels and dusty conditions. IND123#LI-MG1

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled