Jade Purchasing Manager

Job location:
Anhui, China
Created moment:
January 20, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 04875

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.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Jade Purchasing Manager

Job Summary

Scope of the job/dimensions


Plant legal names: Wuhu Imerys-Jade Project

Located: Nanling, Wuhu, Anhui, China

Subordinates: around 0-2


Playing an active role in project execution process from purchasing and procurement, and prepare the commissioning/future operation & business(pre-market)

  • Be the key purchasing point of contact to the Jade project team & operation preparation team & pre-marketing team.

  • Take full accountability of the procurement of all purchasing contracts for Jade project, including EPC & black boxes contracts, and other local  contracts arising from Jade.

  • Take full accountability of the new purchasing (sourcing) process/results of Jade project, such as masterbatch tolling (MB), project-related sub-projects.  

  • Supervise the contract implementation from the key EPC company, including the big tendering process, qualified vendor list compliance, etc.

  • Support the China Regional Category Manager for Industrial Equipment & Services for purchasing activities in connection with the Jade project.

  • Ensure internal customer satisfaction with the performance of the purchasing team

  • Close collaboration with supply chain / project team/incumbent wuhu plant purchasing team.

  • Other tasks


  • To implement Imerys purchasing policy and procedures for all transactions, and ensure the compliance with Imerys Policy and purchasing Policy.
  • To ensure correct application of all contracts and follow the actual performance.

  • Responsible for the procurement process (from contract/PO to payment) of all contracts, by working closely with related category managers (capex RCM Europe/China, PPM, Project team) and feedback/solutions for any arising problems.

  • To lead the purchasing process for any new needs arising from Jade, including Masterbatch tolling, change orders, mobile equipment (forklift, wheel loader), canteen/maintenance workshop upgrading, 2-years spare parts, professional service, lab equipment, furniture, etc.

  • Perform potential new supplier(vendors/construction companies) qualification (RFI & site audit), linked with the Qualified Vendor List

  • Supervise EPC supplier’s tendering process, on vendor selection, Vendor list compliance, contracting. Monitoring EPC suppliers’ procurement plan to meet the project plan

  • To provide marketing information to help define specifications of industrial product or service to purchase, and to open new potential sources 

  • Investigate the Talc resource market and identify the potential suppliers, by working with RCM-Talc and project manager

  • Support pre-marketing business by leading the purchasing process on masterbatch tolling and other tasks.

  • Support Capex-RCM to work the tasks related to Jade (such as Mobile equipment, option lists)

  • To provide reliable reporting (spending, payment and/or savings) on a regular basis.

  • To attend the project meeting, by reporting the key purchasing progress, coordinating with other teams, etc.


Assessment of the performance

  • On-time of delivery of all tasks

  • High Quality of all tasks

  • Compliance of the purchasing policy

  • Payment Management

  • Reporting & other initiatives

  • Safety KPI’s

  • Supply continuity

Required Experience, Skills & Education

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in plant purchasing

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering (mechanical, electricals, civil-works, etc)

  • Proficient in MS Office software, Google suite, experience in ERP

  • Chinese mandatory, fluent in  English (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

  • Project management skills: organized, time conscious, result oriented 

  • Autonomous, creative, rigorous

  • ​Based in Nanling, Wuhu, Anhui

Position Type

Full time


Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

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.