Lester Building Systems, LLC

Construction Operations Manager

Job Location US-MN-Lester Prairie
Regular Full-Time


Lester Buildings, LLC (LB) is the customer-direct Sales and Construction business unit of Lester Building Systems, LLC (LBS) that operates primarily in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.  Lester Building Systems, LLC is a leading designer, manufacturer and builder of custom engineered, post-frame building systems for commercial, hobby, equine, livestock and agricultural use, operating in about 35 states.


The Construction Operations Manager has management responsibility for construction services for LB.  Direct Reports include two Project Managers, one Project Manager Assistant and three Construction Supervisors.  Construction crews report to the Construction Supervisors.  The Construction Operations Manager has responsibility for oversight of LB’s safety program and compliance with Lester and OSHA safe work practices and safety documentation.  This position prepares and manages the department’s annual budget for administration, expenses and capital expenditures.  The Construction Operations Manager regularly visits project work sites.


The Construction Operations Manager reports to the LBS Vice President of Operations and controls all aspects of building orders sold by the Territory Sales Managers, including construction services, material delivery, parts orders, and construction services sold beyond Lester’s normal scope of work.  The Construction Operations Manager works closely with the Vice President of Sales to assure that construction considerations are included in the Sales process.

  • Budget oversight of the administration budget and the budgets of three construction territories;
  • Project work site visits;
  • Management of state construction licenses;
  • Drives department to revenue and earnings goals;
  • Recruit and establish relationships with subcontractors;
  • Job cost and labor analysis;
  • Management of the construction crew incentive program;
  • Equipment and tool budgeting and procurement;
  • Maintain worksheets for Territory Sales Manager sales (Equipment Calculator, Dealer Parts pricing);
  • Responsible for overall safety management of construction workforce. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management (preferred)
  • 5 years’ work-related experience and supervisory experience; previous field experience is a plus.
  • General post frame construction knowledge (preferred)
  • Construction drawing reading skills
  • Working knowledge of construction job costing and financial reporting
  • Basic understanding of ERP and construction software (i.e. Jonas, Epicor, Improv, Google docs, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data & make decisions accordingly
  • Ability to train and motivate others
  • Customer service and customer interaction skills
  • 30 hrs. Construction & General Industry Safety Training (preferred)


Pay is competitive and based on experience.  Full-time benefits package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, PTO and Holiday Pay, Bonuses, 401k Savings Plan, and Short and Long Term Disability.  Come join our team and help build someone’s dream!


To apply please go to: www.lesterbuildings.com 


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