Product Manager

Job location:
Toulouse, France
Created moment:
September 2, 2021
Job reference:
REQ - 04772

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

Product Manager

Job Summary


  • Define, articulate and implement a product /mineral strategy (Product Roadmap) to align capacities with organic growth ambition and challenges and optimize profit pool within the Business Area Performance Minerals EMEA

  • Be the product champion, ensure its product growth across markets, applications and geographies 


  • Implement adequate routines and review to ensure above objectives

  • Lead main cross-functional projects related to the “Product”, incl. support smooth ramp-up of new products from pilot to industrial phase; inventory optimization, product strategy etc.

  •  Alongside Marketing: assess product rationalization opportunities to drive profitable growth or optimize profit pool. Develop competitive landscape and market share

  • Articulate costs structure and key capacity requirements for industrial / process initiatives aiming at enabling the “Product” roadmap.

  •  Assess profitability of key production circuits and assets. Propose Profit optimization actions.

  •  Act as first “arbitrage body” of S&OP processes, in case of misalignment. Escalate mismatches to upper management level above a materiality threshold.

  • Ensure efficient sharing of information between Operations and Segments within the Business Area and across Imerys Business Areas on critical issues for “Product” growth and profitability: new product development, Capex, Quality, Regulatory

  • Play a key role in translating mine / plant balance issues in business opportunities and risks.

  • Support sourcing strategy for the Product in coordination with Geology and / or Purchasing.

  • Responsible for regulatory watch and for maintaining all documentation related to the Products.

  • Lead risk mitigation projects as identified via S&OP process.

  •  Conduct financial, product, market, operational research / analysis to support the function

  •  Build strong partnerships with Marketing, Innovation, Supply Chain, Operations, Purchasing and Finance.


Profit increase

Title, position in the organization & grading

  • Title : Product Manager

  • Reporting to : Business Development, Strategy & Product Management Vice President

  • Direct reports: None

  • Location : Toulouse preferred


Competencies & Experience

Key competencies

  • Growth Mindset

  • Strong Project management Skills and self-starter

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic understanding

  • Ability to positively influence teams w/o direct reporting lines

  • Others: strategic thinking, result-oriented, concern for impact, good interpersonal skills

Ideal background/ experience

  • Master Degree or equivalent

  • Very good level of English, any additional language is a plus

  • >10 years experience in Product Management or in Operations Management or Sales Management in a similar industrial environment ; 5+ years experience in cross functional roles

Typical profile

  • Strategy / Development Manager or Product Manager

  • Business Manager 

  • Operations Manager 

  • Technical Sales Manager or Senior Application Engineer 

Position Type

Full time



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