EHS Director

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
May 11, 2021
Job reference:
REQ - 04297

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

EHS Director

Job Summary


Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life. Our success is built on our people and in creating an environment where our 16,300 employees around the globe can thrive. High Temperature Solutions (HTS) / Calderys is an Imerys Business Area which serves three core markets – Iron & Steel, Foundry, Thermal.

We combine unique business expertise to provide customized and innovative solutions from our 35 plants along with end-to-end value-added services to all our customers. Being an international business, we offer to our more than 2500 employees a world of opportunities in our various locations in 33 countries.

We put to work over 100 years of expertise to foster a positive impact for all our stakeholders. Every day we build a sustainable future through teamwork, customer orientation, and a proactive mindset.

We are a company where performance is recognized and learning is promoted; an environment where you can grow and fulfill your potential; a workplace where every day is a new day and it is NEVER BORING!

For more information on what we are made of, please visit


Leads all the Business Area (BA) Health and Safety (H&S) activities to reach Zero accidents, all activities aiming at improving BA Environmental performance in line with Imerys group and industry policies, to enhance customer satisfaction and improve process efficiency


She/he will:

  • Alongside BA Industrial VP and Hub Directors, be responsible for Environment, Health, Safety practices and results across the BA sites and teams

  • Ensures H&S best-in-class industrial standards are achieved in the framework of Imerys Safety System. Leads H&S systems of BA operations and H&S managers on site

  • Promotes a strong Safety culture across the BA

  • Ensures industrial operations are run in compliance with local environmental regulations, best-in class industry practices and Imerys guidelines

  • Prioritizes Environment and H&S programs and corrective action plans implementation

  • In case of any accident / incident, conducts investigation and root cause analysis and defines in collaboration with the site the corrective action plans

  • Collaborates with Hub Operation managers, Site managers and on-site E-HS managers to transfer best practices quickly

  • Performs Environment, H&S site gap analysis with Imerys guidelines and local regulatory E-HS standards

  • Shares good practices across BAs

  • Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with BA Industrial VP, Hub Operation Managers, Imerys Centers of Excellence, BA Segments and local EHS teams


  • LTA / NLTA / Total injury rate

  • Near misses & Safety culture evolution (maturity matrix)

  • Compliance Vs Protocols / Health assessment / Chemicals 

  • Environment Risk management / Reduction of waste / pollution


Education and professional background

  • Engineer or equivalent

  • English mandatory

  • Worked in an international / multicultural scope

  • >15 years experience in EHS system implementation and EHS management

Key competencies 

  • Strong capacity to lead the change and impact behaviors

  • Capacity to understand what’s trigger behaviors depending on typology of people  

  • Well versed in local and industrial EHS regulations

  • Ability to positively influence teams in a matrix organization

  • Strong Leadership

  • Continuous Improvement mindset 

  • Ability to organize skills development path 

Position Type

Full time



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