Industrial Continuous Improvement Manager Italy

Job location:
Avezzano, Italy
Created moment:
August 27, 2021
Job reference:
REQ - 04761

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

Industrial Continuous Improvement Manager Italy

Job Summary


Part of the Business Area Performance Minerals EMEA which scope is: 80 sites in 24 countries - 3700 employees - €1.2b revenue.

Italy Hub involves 6 production sites, 2 quarries, 1 underground mine and 2 logistics platforms. The sites are located in Avezzano and  Carrara for Carbonates, Civita Castellana for Ceramics, Corsico and Morgonggiori for Perlite and Rodoretto, Porte and Malanaggio for Talc.


The Continuous Improvement Manager is a key position of industrial change management deployment He/She leads the implementation of various industrial best practices.

  • Deploys and sustains I-Cube program within the Hub by supporting the 2 pillars of I-Cube:

    • Improving working conditions and industrial skills through 5S, Dust Management, Rituals of Management, and all other group

    • Generating margin improvement through cost saving projects

  •  Support the definition of sites specific industrial mid-term vision (3YP) in line with all level of industrial management

  • Supports analysis of processes and practices to enable safety, customer centricity, industrial maturity, competitiveness, also with the support of  BA I-Cube Center of Excellence team.

  • Generates, tracks, animates detailed continuous improvement initiatives across the plants based on  sustainable savings pipeline, with the cooperation of plant management  more specifically around

  • Leads effective operational process’ implementation at hub level

  • Provides technical and project management expertise to on-site teams for I-Cube deployment and improvement projects

  • Maintains and creates appropriate documentation for reports, project execution, and data analysis 

  • Captures and communicates learning to enable best practice transfer within his/her hub and the other hubs

  • Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with Hub manager (direct report) & Business area I-Cube manager (functional coordination).  


  • Working conditions improvement : Safety felt leadership and Industrial “Must Haves” implementation & sustainability

  • ICube Program roll out as planned

  • Cost savings delivered as  budgeted

  • Long term sustainability of savings  pipeline of idea 

  • Effective OEE improvement (Availability, Performance, Quality) on the field.


  • Engineer background (preference to mechanical, chemical or mining)

  • Proven experience of 3-5 years  in Project Management, Mining or Industrial Operations or Operational Excellence. 

  • Excellent level of English

  • English and Italian is a must. Any other language is a plus for future possibilities of evolution within Imerys 

  • Continuous Improvement culture and ability to learn methods very fast (project management, Kaizen, 6-sigma, value stream mapping, Fish-Bone diagram, working capital optimization)

  • Strong Analytical, Problem Solver, Project Management skills,

  • Finance literacy

  • Ability to quickly develop process expertise around our technical clusters (ie: mass balance, thermal balance,crushing, wet/dry  grinding, dewatering, drying, packaging,...)

  • Ability to positively influence teams in a matrix organization

  • 6sigma Black Belt or Green Belt is a plus

Position Type

Full time



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