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Wendling Quarries, Inc. Operations Director in De Witt, Iowa

Join the Wendling Quarries, Inc. Family! WQI is looking for an Operations Director to be based out of our DeWitt, Iowa location.

Who We Are:

Wendling Quarries, Inc. (WQI) is a third generation family owned and operated business that produces crushed stone, sand and gravel for individuals and businesses in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. An increasing portion of our business is in the process of recycled concrete and asphalt. We have a reputation of providing quality products and prompt service to our customers. WQI shares a faithful commitment to each other, supporting each other, having fun and working together to support the communities where we live and work. Our mission is "to safely do everything we do better than anyone else" and we are committed to our core values of family, excellence and human potential. Our strategy is built around developing a highly-engaged, high-performing workforce and we take seriously the duty to give all of our employees the opportunity to become the best version of themselves.

We take pride in our work and our employees.

Job Summary:

The Operations Director is responsible for setting the operations divisions annual priorities and goals and for overseeing their execution in accordance with the company’s stated mission, purpose, and values. Oversees the operations of the company including aggregates production, drilling and blasting, and equipment management for multiple locations. This position reports to the Vice President of Operations and has 5 direct reports which include Assistant General Superintendents (2), Sand and Gravel Superintendent, Drilling and Blasting Superintendent and Equipment Manager. Works with direct reports and others throughout the organization to help them develop the skills they need to be values-based leaders. Maintains a network of key contacts and leverages those relationships to expand knowledge and understanding of the aggregates industry.

Job Duties:

  • Leads the operations side of the business in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of the Manatt Family of Businesses by modeling the way as a servant leader, setting the example for all others to follow.

  • Provides vision, inspiration, and influence to ensure all team members understand, accept, and integrate best practices in alignment with the mission, values, and vision.

  • Invests time in self-development and growth.

  • Works with direct reports to develop Performance Management Plans and to implement any necessary Performance Improvement Plans.

  • Ensures a highly engaged/enabled and aligned workforce by being a visible and vocal advocate for servant leadership.

  • Supports direct reports in their efforts to lead their people by providing the tools and training necessary for success.

  • Monitors progress on projects, operational and financial and metrics from the annual business plan.

  • Works with other leaders to leverage data to make smart business decisions driven toward efficiency, resource conservation and profitability.

  • Leads development and implementation of the operations division’s 3-year strategic plan.

  • Stays up to date on markets, product and equipment innovations, and production techniques.

Essential Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Leadership - Demonstrate a commitment to self-improvement.

  • Accountability - Takes ownership of responsibilities and outcomes.

  • Conflict Management - Willing and able to settle disputes and conflicts.

  • Communication - Speaks up and gives clear direction.

  • Influence - Can get others to willingly do what needs to be done.

  • Problem Solving - Can process difficult situations and develop good solutions.

  • Strategic- Sees the big picture and works to achieve overall goals efficiently.

  • Production mindset - Understands what is takes to get job done and is willing to do so.

  • Tenacious - Driven to succeed, persistent.

  • Assertive - Able to make decisions and shows confidence.

  • Innovative - Shows desire to try new ways of doing things.

  • Discipline - Can be trusted to do what is expected, self-control, and reliability.

  • Professionalism- Portrays self in professional manner, demeanor, composure and appearance at all times.

Competitive Benefits:

We offer a competitive benefits package including Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Retirement Benefit, 401 K, Wellness Program, Flex Spending Plan, Profit Sharing, Paid time off, Holiday pay, and an Employee Assistance Program.

General Info:

Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt, Monday - Friday, approximately 7 am - 5 pm (50 hours avg), hours may vary by season.

Experience Required: 10 years’ experience with 5 years in Management, or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Education Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institute, preferably in Mine Engineering, Aggregates, Construction, Natural Resources or business-related field.

WQI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer!

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