Managing Director, Jamaica Aggregates (General Manager) - #8238170
Aggregate Industries Management, Inc.
Jamaica Aggregates Ltd. is a Joint Venture between LafargeHolcim and a local (Jamaican) RMX concrete producer. The Managing Director is responsible for managing the aggregates business and also serves as Chairman of the JV’s Board of Directors, which is made up of members from both equity owner organizations. In alignment with Strategy 2022, LafargeHolcim is actively looking to grow its business through value-creating bolt-on or other acquisitions and as such the Managing Director will manage the integration of any new businesses or operations added to portfolio.
The Managing Director is responsible for the achievement of safety and financial goals, as well as strategic management and execution of LafargeHolcim’s aggregates business in Jamaica. This is done primarily through creating a safe working environment; strategy development and execution; achieving profitable sales growth and operational excellence; and encouraging employee development and accountability. The Managing Director will develop and execute a vision for the market growth; provide leadership and direction for the employees; and lead by example in the areas of Safety, Health and Environmental stewardship.
Location options: Greenbelt MD, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Kingston
Demonstrates and ensures a commitment to communicating, adhering, and improving safety policies in all work environments and areas
Accountable for achievement of safety and financial performance targets (P&L, Cash Flow, Working Capital)
Establishes clear financial, profit, and growth objectives and manages through strict performance controls
Functions as part of ACM team to carry out overall management responsibility for the region; directs development and recommends and implements strategies for most major aspects of area operations
Manages an international Joint Venture with a diverse board. Manage entire business with LafargeHolcim standards. Build trust and relationships, as well as hold local team and board responsible for safety, health, environmental stewardship, and financial growth.
Constantly drives the business towards continuous improvement in efficiency and competitiveness
Provides direct leadership on regional initiatives in line with overall company strategy and direction
Promotes positive relations with employees and all external groups, including customers, suppliers, government, JV partners, and general public.
Assesses market opportunities and develops annual business plans and strategies in terms of volume and expense budgets; ensures the execution of sales strategies to develop new opportunities locally and export in the Caribbean markets, Central & South America & USA, increase market share and promote profitable sales growth.
Other duties as assigned
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS
Reports to Region Head, Mid-Atlantic ACM
Works directly with key stakeholders (GMs, Operations Managers, Plant Managers, Sales Managers)
Works closely with other functional teams (Safety, HR, Finance, Strategy)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelor's/University Degree
(Additional Education Preferred: Master's/Graduate Degree
Preferred field of study: Operations Mgmt, Business, Engineering, related disciplines and/or equivalent experience
Work Experience: 7-10 years; 10+ years of relevant leadership experience
Travel Requirements: Approximately 50-70% if living in United States
Computer and Software Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Sales Management Software, SAP and Financial Software experience a plus
Demonstrated ability to successfully organize, manage, and lead team of diverse disciplines
Create strong and trustful relationship with local government, ports in the Americas and Caribbean islands, and diverse stakeholders
Enforces with a constant focus on safety
Absolute personal integrity and credibility
Delivers measurable results
Builds strong teams through effective selecting and coaching of people and their development
Strong knowledge and understanding related to company products, processes, and equipment
Strong understanding of financials and performance metrics
Able to handle multiple responsibilities at one time and must be able to deal effectively with people using a facilitative approach
Creative, thinks out of the box; thinks strategically and executes accordingly
Strong, clear, and direct communication style
Excellent interpersonal skills – supportive, builds trust, and demonstrates respect to all levels
Strong international, political savvy, and diplomatic skills
REQUIRED LANGUAGE and OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
English language required
Some Spanish and French helpful, but not required
HEALTH & SAFETY COMPETENCIES
Ensures alignment of OH&S activities arising from LH US ACM safety standards
Ensures relevant actions are taken so that OH&S requirements are met
Actively manages risks by ensuring all related control activities are implemented thoroughly
Drives committed and effective incident management
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