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Aggregate Operations Manager - Minnesota Paving & Materials - Mankato, MN

Mankato, MN, US, 56001

Minnesota Paving & Materials


Job ID:  350282


Minnesota Paving and Materials, a CRH company has grown from four small, family local companies, to one, strong and leveraged leading supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and paving and construction services throughout the state of Minnesota and surrounding areas. With operations going back to 1861, we boast a remarkably long history of success in the Minnesota aggregate and asphalt industry.


Position Overview

The Aggregate Operations Manager leads and manages all aspects of safety, operations, sales, finance, equipment and critical support functions with the primary responsibility for ensuring effective execution of company aggregate operational performance and growth strategy.  Competency requirements include business acumen, customer focus, developing direct reports, drive for results, strategic agility and building effective teams.  The preferred candidate can lead and motivate within a safe team environment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide proactive leadership to ensure the safety culture of the company continues to grow by promoting safe production at all times. Collaborates with the local Safety and Environmental Departments to maintain a safe working environment that complies with company standards, as well as federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Ensures that all processes and equipment meet or exceed MNSHA, OSHA and Minnesota Paving & Materials safety guidelines.  Continuously pursues a culture of Safety at all times and actively engages employees to reinforce safe behaviors
  • Manage financial success of the aggregate business by reviewing financial status for areas of responsibility on a daily and monthly basis, assessing long-term profitability inventory control, and monitoring cash flow/collections.
  • Responsible for daily aggregate operations including safe production, quality, customer focus and maintaining the integrity of the safety and environmental systems within company’s operations for aggregate production.
  • Drive operational performance and improvements to meet or exceed company and regional goals.
  • Ensure that all crews have the tools and training to operate safely at all times and that all federal, state and local laws concerning safety, environment and other applicable areas are adhered to.
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Lead team in personal performance management including: team building, training and development, succession planning and effective recruiting and hiring.
  • Actively participate in Region, Division, or National Performance teams as required.
  • Work with VP/GM to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies.
  • Participate in annual budgeting and capital expenditure planning for aggregate operations with OpCo leadership.
  • Management of Capital Expenditure Projects for assigned area.
  • Work closely with QC to provide consistent quality product,
  • Provide advice and support to estimating and sales team during the job bidding process.
  • In cooperation with local and regional sales team, provide leadership and direction in sales and marketing efforts resulting in maximum product sales, meeting or exceeding customer expectations, and driving maximum profitability.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or other related discipline and/or equivalent combination of knowledge, skills and abilities.  Advanced degree preferred.



  • 7+ years of experience, preferably in a management role and within the construction industry, specifically in Aggregates production.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Demonstrated success in managing large group of employees.
  • High standard of ethics, integrity, and trust.
  • Strong work ethic and high standards for safety in the workplace.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; building rapport, listening, presenting, giving and receiving feedback.
  • Ability to prepare annual budgets and work with and/or administer budget; ability to answer questions and present financial data to VP/GM and others.



  • Knowledge and understanding of functional areas within the company.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • High ethical and professional standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and exemplary oral/written communication skills.
  • Strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and ability to present themselves professionally.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Moderate travel required; must be willing to work in or travel to other locations as needed.
  • Must be available as needed during non-traditional work hours.
  • Must be able to work independently and with groups.
  • Must be able to work under time constraints as needed.
  • Ability to communicate with civic leaders and local, state, and national policy makers.


Physical Requirements

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, and use hands.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Able to safely drive a vehicle for long periods of time.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Minnesota Paving and Materials, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Dec 22, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Mankato

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