Marketing Manager Refractory (Imerys Europe Sites)

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
July 22, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05442

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

Marketing Manager Refractory (Imerys Europe Sites)

Job Summary

Reporting to the Marketing Director, the marketing manager is in charge of analysing market intelligence (market dynamics, customer, competition, technology) and to develop long term analyses of key drivers of change within the industry and the macro impacts on product offering and value proposition. 

Within the evolving context of the Refractory market; the implementation of sustainability goals and targets has created new pressures and opportunities. This global role will be the key driver in identifying, connecting and developing the pathway to adapt our product offer to the low carbon high temperature processing.

  • Working cross functionally with Commercial, S&T, Technical Services, Operations & Finance teams.

  • Connecting innovation with customers within the sustainability and circular economy efforts

  • Collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative information from Imerys and 3rd party sources to understand demand trends, production, capacity and trade flows situation as well as mineral usage mapping, competitive environment and market shares. Develop and structure market and competition intelligence liaising with sales, tech support.

  • Assess competitive behaviour, strengths and weaknesses and integrate this into the business strategy and tactics to develop a sustainable competitive advantage in collaboration with commercial management

  • Act as a commercial partner to the Innovation efforts as driven by S&T & Technical Services groups to support progress of new opportunities through the stage-gate process. 

  • Identify the winners and losers of the coming structural change in the industry for developing mid term strategy 

    • Moves in demand on current product offer 

    • Material needs in next generation high temperature processes

    • Customers ability to transition to next generation needs 

    • Competitors ability to transition to next generation needs

  • Recommendation of M&A targets that connect to the market development strategy & Support business development team on business plan development & due diligence programs.  

Education & Experience 

  • Engineering degree or PhD in material science or chemistry, ideally completed by a MBA or Master Degree in Business / Marketing, or, Bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing or related field, with minimum of 7+ years of equivalent work-related experience in industrial marketing in a company where the function is mature

  • Deep market and technical understanding of application (needs, production process, market structure, performance)

  • Strong business sense and ability to interact effectively with people from all backgrounds and levels, and to influence others in a collaborative style 

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking and a high degree of business acumen

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Strong project management, multitasking, and decision-making skills

  • English: fluent (international environment.

Location : Imerys Europe Sites : Paris, Athens, Brussels, Oberhausen ...

Position Type

Full time



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