Terminal Manager
Lafarge - Detroit, MI

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Position Summary:

The Terminal Manager's primary objective is to manage the marine unloading, distribution and storage activities of the Detroit, Michigan terminal. Manager will oversee facility optimization while maintaining the high standards of safety, quality and customer service at facility and operating within environmental regulations consistent with the business strategy and objectives of Lafarge.

Key Responsibilities Results/Accountabilities

§ The primary focus of the Terminal Manager is to safely and efficiently manage the assets of the distribution terminal.

§ Development and implementation of activities related to functional and safety training throughout the facility, as well as training related to terminal specific operations, policies and procedures.

§ Ensure that facility is compliant with all environmental and safety requirements through on-site leadership related to conducting training and completing all required documentation of training events

§ Act as the single point of accountability for the terminal location including the management of inventory, assets, safety programs and the development, coaching and training of employees.

§ Development and management of terminal expense budgets.

§ Adhoc analysis and projects as required

§ Working with other terminals within the Lafarge network to optimize the delivery and customer service levels associated with package products

§ Conducting all required safety training and reviewing current safety manuals updating them for changes in scope or regulations

§ An effective inventory management strategy utilizing communication of potential issues to manufacturing, sales and distribution to reduce the risk of customer service issues

§ Ensure that site is compliant with all port security requirements and act as the primary or back-up FSO.

§ A daily audit and review of terminal employees work behavior to ensure that safety regulations are being followed

§ Effectively manage the operating budgets for terminal to ensure costs are controlled and commitments are met

§ Updating standard operating procedures for process modifications and/or equipment additions.

§ Writing and managing capital projects when required

§ Performing as a Port Security Resource for the Michigan and Mid-America districts

§ Managing and optimizing the Packaging operations within the Detroit facility.

Relationships with Others’ Jobs: The Terminal Manager reports to the Area Logistics Manager for Michigan and Mid-America.

The Terminal Manager will operate within a network of other Terminal Managers and Senior Terminal Managers and be required to work effectively within this environment

The Terminal Manager will have 7–8 reports in his/her organization.

Qualification Profile:


· Bachelors Degree required. Applicable related work experience in a cement distribution facility along with a technical college degree and a willingness to pursue a Bachelors Degree a will be considered


· The qualified candidate will possess a strong working knowledge of a cement distribution facility as well as familiarity with cement discharge / shipping / distribution functions of a marine terminal.

· The qualified candidate will be required to have strong written verbal and written communication skills

· The qualified candidate will need demonstrated and effective problem solving skills

· The qualified candidate will possess strong leadership skills and an ability to work within a matrix organization and a tight network of peers

· The qualified candidate must have a demonstrated ability to coach and develop direct reports

· The qualified candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to safety in the workplace

Job Specific Competency Profile (Lominger):

§ Informing

§ Planning

§ Drive for Results

§ Functional/Technical Skills

§ Problem Solving

§ Managing Through Systems


Financial Scope Number of subordinates

Expense Budget:

>$2 million Direct: 7-8 employees Capital Budget: varies

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Lafarge North America works to be the foundation of buildings, roads, and bridges across US and Canada. As North America's largest...