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Market Manager - 5Bars

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Market Manager - 5Bars

Job ID R828
Job Location Houston, TX
Category Construction
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.


The Market Manager is responsible for project profit and loss and oversees overhead and underground construction, procurement, design and inspection and related lines of work for Chickasaw Network Services, LLC (CNS), a Telecom and Utility Construction Company. This position performs marketing and sales activities to grow and diversify the business, supports sales, operations and works with customers, senior leaders and personnel in the department. The Market Manager is responsible for the coordination of purchases by evaluating suppliers for quality, pricing and delivery timeliness. This function requires the Manager to initiate and handle relationships with vendors and the company’s operational department. Such relationships provide a platform to negotiate on behalf of the company for the best value of purchases that support its operations and business objectives.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Directs the day-to-day operations of construction projects for the market.

Responsible for safe work practices and implementing company safety programs for all subordinates.

Ensures all work production meets internal and external quality standards.

Develops and implements resource and production plans to meet customer needs.

Makes contacts and develops and maintains business relationships with customers, subcontractors, vendors and industry associations.

Travels to specific job sites (frequency depending on size, location and issues) in order to coach and support field supervisors.

Evaluates and encourages the performance of all subordinates, including conducting formal performance appraisals on direct subordinates.

Establishes tracking methods and systems in order to measure and report crew productivity; compares results versus estimates and reports weekly job progress on all assigned work.

Identifies, problem solves and corrects problem areas on loss or low profit jobs.

Responsible for meeting and exceeding established Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as defined by executive leadership.

Effectively manages vendor relationships.

Evaluates and monitors contracts to ensure vendors comply with contractual terms and conditions.

Arranges meetings with staff and vendors to discuss issues affecting the supply chain and possible measures.

Ensures problem resolutions are achieved without compromising the relationship with vendors and company customers. Facilitates the resolution of escalated vendor-related issues.

Scouts for potential subcontractors based on capabilities, resources and equipment owned by subcontractor.

Participates in vendor market events and kick off meetings.

Facilitates periodic vendor briefings with internal staff to discuss work.

Meets regularly with in-market internal staff to keep apprised of strategic direction of the project and how it would be supported by current and future vendor relationships.

Receives and processes requests for new vendors. Receives and responds in a timely manner to daily inquiries from vendors regarding the certification process.

Works with accounts payable to resolve vendor aging and reconciliation matters.

Prepares and maintains quarterly subcontractor scorecards.

Manages the equipment and fleet, ensuring maximum utilization and coordinating maintenance.

Manages and controls the procurement, use and application of tools and equipment.

Manages labor and maintain employee relations regarding hiring, terminations and employee resolution.

Develops bids and proposals for targeted opportunities in the designated market.

Provides General Manager with financial and operational performance management reporting.

Provides employee training and professional development.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.


Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years’ experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree may be substituted for years’ of experience. Five (5) years’ of related managerial experience. Formal training in management, supervision and administration. Proven track record of leading a large construction organization.


Valid Driver’s License Required

May be required to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing


Working knowledge of estimating and project management with an acceptable degree of construction knowledge

Extensive knowledge and understanding of data-driven cost estimating and analysis techniques and standard practices

Demonstrated knowledge in industrial safety and OSHA regulations with ability to develop and implement viable safety plans / measures

Excellent computer skills with proficiency in construction management software and Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook) 

Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals

Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner

Ability to read and comprehend blueprints

Ability to read and understand pricing requirements outlined in contractual documents

Ability to write a detailed scope of work that is clear, concise and easily understood

Solid customer service skills with ability to develop professional relationships

Excellent organizational skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines

Detail-oriented with excellent analytical, critical thinking and financial management skills

Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

Ability to work independently as well as lead a team

Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings

Ability to travel to various construction sites, as needed


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.  


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in a factory, machine shop or construction environment. The ability to verbally communicate alarms or warnings clearly, concisely, loudly and quickly, to clearly and quickly hear or otherwise sense alarms or warnings and take appropriate action. Frequently required to maintain equilibrium to prevent falling when moving, walking, standing, kneeling or crouching - particularly on narrow, uneven, irregular, slippery surfaces, going up or down ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles or other objects using hands, arms, feet or legs.  Frequently required to bend the body downward and forward, bending leg and spine - working in a bent over position.  Frequently required to sense physical attributes such as size, shape, temperature, texture or sharpness of an object by touching. Frequently required to grasp, grip or apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm, holding an object in the hand.  Frequently required to lift, raise or lower objects in a vertical direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects.  Moving objects backward, forward, in or out in a horizontal direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects.  Pulling, exerting a steady backward, downward, upward or outward force against an object - jerking, plucking, wrenching, stretching, towing, drawing, dragging or tugging objects in a sustained motion.  Pushing, pressing against something with steady forward, downward, upward or outward force - shoving, pushing, compressing, squeezing, mashing, packing, pressing, jamming, compacting, or squashing objects in a sustained motion. The ability to see and distinguish colors, to visually distinguish shapes and patterns, to accurately sense distances (depth perception), to accurately see objects and detect motion at wide angles (peripheral vision).  Frequently uses the lower extremities and back muscles and moving on foot, particularly for long distances. May have exposure to indoor/outdoor adverse weather conditions. Frequent exposure to noise - workers must wear protective hearing equipment or frequently shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  Exposure to pollutants or allergens which can adversely affect the skin and/or the respiratory system such as gases, smoke, odors, mists, fumes, dust, chemicals, oils or solvents. Exposure to hazardous working conditions including moving machinery, electricity and/or working in high places.  May be exposed to hot objects, flames or sparks. The job requires the use of protective equipment such as hard hats, respirators, aprons, gloves, special clothing, safety shoes and safety glasses.

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