Holcim US

Operations Manager - Aggregates

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Why work for us?

Driven by our purpose: Building progress for people and the planet. We are transforming to become the leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Holcim US offers an unparalleled range of innovative cement, aggregates, asphalt, concrete products and construction services that have been the foundation for infrastructure projects across the globe. To move the industry forward to a greener future we need people who are passionate about sustainability, are driven to shape and influence perception, and keen to build, grow and thrive in our high-performance culture. Are you ready to build progress with us?


Operations Manager - Aggregates

2815 Dodd Road, Suite 101, Eagan, Minnesota 55121


This position drives strategy execution by overseeing and managing all operations within a defined market. The specific areas of focus include, but are not limited to, employee productivity, operational efficiency, customer service levels, and employee retention and satisfaction by maintaining a positive working environment.



  • Works directly with the General Manager and support functions on the development of overall objectives and long-range goals for the region.
  • Translates and cascades objectives to measurable goals applicable for area of responsibility and is ultimately accountable for the successful execution of all approved strategies.
  • Ensures the operations achieve business objectives by providing direction and oversight to managers.
  • Supports the region in achieving overall P&L targets by identifying opportunities for improvement as well as collaborating across the region to leverage resources, etc.
  • Participates in the preparation of operating budgets.
  • Conducts operations reviews to assess all cost drivers that impact financials. Monitors and controls operational volumes, capacity, material use, inventory data, etc. Reviews financial statements, operations and cost reports, and other key performance indicators to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
  • Creates and enforces a culture of safety and environmental stewardship. Responsible for maintaining safe working environments and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal safety regulations; coordinate closely with local Safety Manager.  Assure adherence to applicable legislation and regulations, including permit and environmental conditions; coordinate with local Environmental Manager.
  • Develops staffing plans and establishes work plans and schedules on projects. Responsible for personnel management including recruitment, supervision, disciplinary actions, performance appraisals and termination of employment.  Prioritizes staff workloads in order to meet product needs/objectives in all areas.  Develops and trains staff to ensure high skill levels.  Partners with Human Resources on employee development and succession planning initiatives.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Improves productivity by analyzing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and developing strategies and recommendations for improvement.
  • Works closely with management to identify and address customer service, union, and fleet related concerns.
  • Regularly interfaces with sales and operations to ensure understanding of current and future workload and required staffing.
  • Drives productivity, motivation and morale within the department. Motivates employees to highest potential and builds effective teams. Promotes positive and cooperative attitudes to ensure company and customer satisfaction. Prioritizes work and manages time effectively to ensure customers’ needs, staff training and administration duties are fulfilled
  • Promotes and leads through safety objectives to ensure the highest standard of safety is observed
  • Other duties as assigned.


Works closely with General Manager and interacts and supports Sales, Distribution, and Quality Control on a daily basis. 



Education:  Bachelor's/University Degree

Additional Education Preferred: Master's/Graduate Degree

Preferred field of study:  Operations Management, Business, Civil or mechanical engineering or other related discipline or equivalent experience.

Work Experience:  5-7 years

Travel Requirements:  Frequent travel to company and customer sites in the region.

Computer and Software Skills:  Microsoft Office and SAP

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to health, safety and environmental policies in all work environments and areas. Promote a culture of safety and exhibit these behaviours.
  • Successful candidates must adhere to all safety protocols and proper use of Holcim approved Personal Protection Equipment ("PPE"), including but not limited to respirators. Employees that are required to wear respirators must be clean shaven where the respirator seal meets the face in order to pass the qualitative and quantitative fit tests.

Competency Profile:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully and effectively organize, manage and lead an organization of diverse disciplines.
  • Creativity in approaches used to develop and direct short- and long-range planning and development programs.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding related to company products, processes and equipment.
  • Strong understanding of financials and performance metrics.
  • Excellent communication/leadership skills.
  • Excellent people skills and have strong potential for strong leadership development.
  • Able to handle multiple responsibilities at one time and must be able to deal effectively with people using a facilitative approach.
  • Proficiency with computer systems including Microsoft Office suite of programs as well as operations-related technical systems.

What we Offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Holistic health & well-being programs for physical, mental/emotional and financial health with access to resources and benefits to help focus on staying well through education and prevention
  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance coverage
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) & Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health and dependent Care
  • Vision and other voluntary benefits and discounts
  • Retirement Savings – Choose from 401(k) pre-tax and/or Roth after-tax savings
  • Paid Parental Leave (Maternity & Paternity)
  • Educational Assistance Program


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