Site Manager

Job location:
Canton, North Carolina,USA
Created moment:
November 2, 2021
Job reference:
REQ - 04713

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

Site Manager

Job Summary

Based at our manufacturing plant in Canton, NC, we are hiring a Site Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for daily operations pertaining to production processes, operational analysis, viable production alternatives, recommendations & plans and oversight of key production initiatives targeting improvements in safety, regulatory compliance, production processes & productivity integrity, improved equipment utilization, budgetary considerations / requirements & customer satisfaction.


  • Responsible for Environment, Health & Safety across the Site and ensuring safety best-in-class standards are achieved

  • Manages directly all aspects of operations across the Site, including Environment, Health & Safety, production, planning, maintenance, warehousing, industrial projects / capex, process improvement, quality, energy consumption optimization and continuous improvement initiatives, in close coordination with Imerys CoE 

  • Ensures products are manufactured and delivered on schedule, and within quality standards and cost objectives

  • Develops the Site industrial plan in coordination with Operations Director, Industrial Team, Business Planning / Supply Chain and with the support of CoE

  • Leads Site operations optimization to address competitiveness / demand requirements, incl. capex execution (debottlenecking, extension), flexibility and reduction of lead-times,  productivity / energy consumption, maintenance, cost reduction / continuous improvement (I-Cube) programs, in coordination with CoE

  • Key interfaces: ensures effective coordination with Operations Director, Business Planning / Supply Chain team, Imerys CoE & Purchasing teams, BA Segments, and is supported by Finance & HR Business Partners.

  • Leader of Employee Engagement; ensuring ALL team members are fully engaged in their work and feel valued and connected to the business unit.

  • Change Management Advocate; assess current status and seek to implement improvement and change in policies, processes, procedures and mindsets where needed for enhancement to productivity, efficiency, quality and overall work culture.

  • Mentor and coach operations management team and staff toward a culture of empowerment. 

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Successful US-based candidates must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated before the employment start date unless exempted by applicable law.

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Engineer or equivalent

  • 5+ years experience in manufacturing management, experience of customer oriented organization

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing

  • Recognized management skills (ability to manage teams)

  • Knowledge of all operations aspects (Safety, Production, Quality, Process, Capex…)

  • Demonstrated capabilities of achieving cost reduction and productivity by promoting a continuous improvement mindset


The physical requirements of this position include reading, walking, standing, sitting, reaching, kneeling, climbing, repetitive motions, bending - stooping, standing for prolonged periods of time, toleration to heights, toleration of high temperatures, ability to enter confined spaces, balancing, pushing, pulling and ability to operate all hand tools and lift up to 50 lbs.

IMERYS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.