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Lehigh Hanson Area Operations Manager in Vienna, West Virginia

AutoReqId: 8642BR

Line Of Business: RMC (Ready-Mix Concrete)

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Vienna-WV

Job Posting:


We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials.

We might be a big company, but we appreciate and encourage our people to share their ideas and help shape our future. We want every one of our people to play an active role in growing our business. With our diverse product lines and locations across North America, there are opportunities to explore different roles and work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects.

We’re a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.


Do you see yourself as a leader who can motivate a group to want to success! Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Area Operations Manager . Reporting to the Vice President/General Manager, this position manages Ready Mix Concrete locations in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. This is an ideal position for a plant or operations manager looking for the next career move. This position is responsible for diverse operations and has a lot to offer the potential candidate in terms of challenges, experience and potential for future growth.

  • Drive and promote a culture of safety while encouraging a safe work environment. Partner with the local Environmental, Health, and Safety Managers to maintain a safe working environment meeting all internal standards and external regulations. Ensure environmental regulations are followed and sustainability practices are in place. Success is building and sustaining a culture of safety and environmental stewardship as core values within all activities.

  • Effectively lead the management team and supporting functions to accomplish organizational objectives regarding safety, environment, profit, productivity, efficiencies, production costs and quality. This will require frequent travel between the sites and time spent in the plants.

  • Analyze plant and driver performance and evaluate modifications and capital improvements to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

  • Oversee maintenance of concrete plants and fleet of mixer trucks

  • Implement and achieve organizations goals.

  • Analyze plant and personnel performance, evaluating modifications, capital improvements and changes in practice or behavior to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. This position requires strong analytical skills and the successful candidate must be able to make solid business decisions based on quantitative analysis

  • Prepare and implement annual operating and capital budgets as well as capital spending requests

  • Identify and develop talented individuals from all levels in order to build and strengthen the organization’s team over time. Evaluate performance of subordinates and provide coaching enabling achievement of their full potential. Staff development skills are a key requirement

  • Develop close working relationships with peers (Sales Manager, Quality Control Manager and Continuous Improvement Manager) to create maximum value for the business

  • Build relationships within the local communities surrounding the operations

  • Actively participate in local and national professional associations

This position will be based at Vienna, WV.

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  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or Business or equivalent work experience. Graduate degree a plus.

  • Five years of Ready Mix operations management.

  • Prior experience managing multiple locations preferred.

  • Solid knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing Ready Mix operations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of operational and sales and marketing issues affecting Ready Mix operations and associate equipment, and fleet management.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of RMC QC quality control parameters.

  • Understanding of or experience in managing in union environments.

  • Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking and work with the management team to identify worthwhile business opportunities.

  • Computer competency using Outlook, MS Office, PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of budget preparation and financial statements.

  • Solid communication skills, oral and written.

  • Proven leadership skills managing multiple and diverse teams.

  • Highly motivated and driven to succeed.

  • Complies with all federal, state and local guidelines.

  • Willingness and ability to travel to the sites.

  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.


At Lehigh Hanson, we care a great deal about your health which is why there is no waiting period to participate in highly competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs. In addition, we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions.

Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

External candidates must have the ability to work in the USA without sponsorship.


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