Hub Director Nordics

Job location:
Fur, Denmark
Created moment:
January 20, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05292

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

Hub Director Nordics

Job Summary


Leads The Nordics Europe Hub made of 5 plants with the purpose of:

  • reaching the highest customer satisfaction: deliver products on time & within the quality standards

  • optimizing production cost & improving competitive position

  • ensuring a safe environment with 0 accidents target and improving safety culture



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

Nordics Hub involves 5 sites : 2 in Denmark, 2 in Sweden, & 1 in FInland


  • Be responsible for Environment, Health & Safety across the Hub and ensure safety best-in-class standards are achieved with compliance assured as per the regulations.

  • Manages the site or production managers of the 5 plants/mines.

  • Manages all aspects of operations across the Hub in close coordination with the BA CoE, including:

    • production,

    • planning

    • maintenance

    • warehousing

    • industrial projects / capex

    • process improvement

    • delivering quality expected

    • energy consumption optimization, and 

    • continuous improvement initiatives (I-Cube Program)

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

  • Develops the Hub industrial plan in coordination with BA Industrial VP, BA Center of Excellence, BA Business Planning / Supply Chain VP and with the support of Imerys Center of Expertise.

  • Leads Hub 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 Imerys / BA Center of Excellence.

  • Responsible for mine balance & implementation of Life of mine plan developed with / by Imerys Geology experts

  • Participate in the Budget process, Forecast, S&OP.

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


  • Continuous improvement of  Safety performance (TIR & LTA)

  • Continuous improvement program/action plan with targeted savings

  • Customer satisfaction : delivered OTIF, lead-times, Quality and NPS results

  • Operations population engagement and satisfaction

  • YoY Net cost reduction & productivity improvement and respect of budget

  • Mine balance & Life of mine



- Education, Experience & Competency requirements

  • Engineer degree.

  • MSc in either industrial, mechanical, process or mining engineering

  • >15 years experience in Operations Management and Operational Excellence program management

  • Masters all operations aspects (Safety, Production, Quality, Process, Capex…) thanks to a solid hands-on experience (~10 years) within a multi site industrial environment.

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

  • Recognised managerial, leadership and communication skills allowing with ability to manage teams across several sites

  • Ability to attract and develop professional teams

  • Multitasking skills

  • Crisis management

  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills

  • Customer oriented mindset

  • Fluent German and English


  •  Large Size Plant Manager

  • Former Operation Manager / Industrial Director of a Division or Business Unit


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.