Deputy Product Manager

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
March 1, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05481

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

Deputy Product Manager

Job Summary


  • Support the product manager with the definition, articulation and implementation of a product /mineral strategy (Product Roadmap) to align capacities with organic growth ambition and challenges and optimize profit pool by conducting strategic analysis, leading specific projects, and developing / implementing recommendations


Conduct strategic analyses feeding decision making

  • Conduct selected strategic analyses and assess product rationalization opportunities to drive profitable growth or optimize profit pool.

  • Assess profitability of key production circuits and assets and contribute to feed the pipeline of profit optimization actions.

Project Management 

  • Support projects for the product, in accordance with the product manager, from end to end, relating to product marketing, industrial footprint, M&A, organic growth, etc., in collaboration with the different stakeholders of the Business Area such as markets, operations, supply chain, finance, HR, communication etc..

  • For all topics 

    • Source, analyze, challenge  information inside and outside our organization, select and provide recommendation 

    • Develop Internal consensus and buy-in on topics

    • Prepare & present to senior management for decision making


  • Provide strategic analysis on product management 

  • Lead the implementation of some projects 

  • Support Product knowledge management

Position in the organisation & Location

  • Reporting to: Product Manager

  • Main external stakeholders: Product Manager, Marketing Directors, Operations

  • Location: Paris or any relevant Imerys plants in France

Competencies & Experience

Key competencies

  • Growth Mindset

  • Strong Project management Skills and self-starter

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic understanding

  • Ability to positively influence teams without direct reporting lines

  • Strategic mind, hands-on, result-oriented, good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to craft and present compelling Business cases and Analyses  supporting key developments.

  • Fluent in English, any additional language is a plus

Ideal background/ experience

  • Engineering degree or Business School 

  • 4-7  years experience in strategy/marketing/product management, ideally in relevant industry


Position Type

Full time



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