Supply Chain Specialist Trading

Job location:
Toulouse, France
Created moment:
February 14, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05390

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

Supply Chain Specialist Trading

Job Summary


  • Optimise the delivery lead-time, transport costs and the quality service working with customer service

  • Ensure the availability of goods by communicating with suppliers with respect of the inventory objectives and delivery constraints

  • Manage the warehouse  subcontracted in Le Treport and the plant Sitek in Wissembourg (for storage and rip & tip, mix products)

  • Ensure strong Back-up for any other Delivery scopes


  • Confirm sales orders by taking into account physical stock and Estimate Time Arrivals (ETA) of purchase orders and anticipate delivery delays

  • Book transport, issue Delivery Notes and customer invoices

  • Manage shipments from the warehouses to customers facilities with respect of the transport cost and service level targets 

  • Manage emergencies: lead and coordinate urgent orders and deliveries with suppliers, carriers and internal stakeholders.  

  • Send the purchase orders to suppliers, follow up these orders confirmations and track ETAs (requested vs confirmed). 

  • Control suppliers´ deliveries conformity, costs generated by non-conformities (quality, delay) and re-invoicement if needed and manage customer returns if required

  • Manage customer complaints in case root cause analysis impacts Supply Chain.

  • Back up for the Supply Chain Manager in operational management of stocks

  • Closely liaise and communicate with internal stakeholders to fully understand requirements and constraints (business planning, customer service, logistics etc…) 

  • Proceed the stock reconciliation at the end of each month (monthly closing) for accounting purpose

  • Make stocktaking and evaluations of 2 warehouses per year, perform documented safety visits  

  • Propose improvement priorities: definition and implementation of action plans in accordance with the manager, set up and implement continuous improvement tools


Key competencies

  • Fluent in English, Spanish or Italian is advantageous,  French is a plus

  • Strong customer orientation and business sense 

  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with customer services, warehouse workforce and Imerys suppliers

  • Knowledge of inventory and handling management

  • Knowledge of transport and custom clearance laws

  • Ability to work with software to execute administrative tasks, tools knowledge is a plus: ERP (SAP), CRM (Salesforce), Google Suite

  • Rigorous compliance with procedures and processes 

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage priorities

  • Analysis and problem solving and result oriented

  • Reactivity and stress management during peaks of activity

  • Team spirit

Educational & Relevant experience: 

  • Bachelor or Master in international Business or Logistics

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar function

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.