Job Information

Lehigh Hanson Operations Manager in Villeneuve, Alberta

AutoReqId: 16509BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Villeneuve-AB

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.

Inland Aggregates, a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited, is seeking a qualified Operations Manage r. The Operations Manager role is based in Villeneuve, Alberta and reports directly to the Area Manager.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Lead safety and environmental initiatives to enhance the company’s position as an industry leader

  • Develop goals and objectives using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Edmonton operations and execute operational strategies to secure a competitive market position

  • Establish positive employee/labour relations, promote teamwork at all levels of the organization and encourage employee development and training

  • Plan and implement cost reduction measures in the operation. Manage an effective maintenance program

  • Assess current aggregate reserves, identify future aggregates sources, and facilitate permitting process

  • Negotiate collective agreements and maintain effective labour relations

  • Be a resource for regional and CCM teams to assist in sharing best practices throughout the company

  • Identify capital projects, assist in the development of AFEs and manage approved projects

  • Manage community relations and represent the company to the industry. Maintain involvement in industry associations as a company representative

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in Engineering or Business, combined with five to ten years of management experience in construction materials operations

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and motivate employees at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to work in a team environment to generate consensus among peers in logistics and sales

  • Broad knowledge of aggregates and related products as well as general construction knowledge

  • Strategic planning and leadership skills combined with an entrepreneurial approach

  • Customer relations and facilitation skills

  • Financial experience in the areas of budgeting, capital planning, and measuring KPIs

  • Resource development experience including property exploration, permitting and reclamation

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety, environmental and mining regulations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer software

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Work Environment

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

  • We are a drug-free environment

What we have to offer:

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive program

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

  • Pension plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

External candidates must be legally able to work in Canada.