Process Manager

Job location:
Shanghai, China
Created moment:
March 2, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05490

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

Process Manager

Job Summary

Key responsibilities:

  • Member of the PM APAC Centre of Excellence Support Team to provide advice and solutions to the operating Industrial Hubs on plant processes to optimize efficiency, productivity, quality and safety

  • Delivers expertise in mineral processing and equipment to provide process fixes for the plants

  • Coordinates technical development of new processes

  • Optimizes existing processes with state of the art technologies in order to optimize efficiency, productivity, quality, safety and profitability

  • Participates actively to the development of new products by bringing technical support and expertise

  • Provides mentorship for on-site process teams, also via technical training and to transfer of Process knowledge.

  • Actively support the PM APAC projects managers in production capacities designing/engineering

  • Provides in-depth technical assistance to solve complex process issues and to optimize plant equipment performance

  • Develops a strong expertise in a specific field which enable him/her to intervene on critical fix-it issues 

  • Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with BA Industrial Hub Directors, Operational Managers, Site Process Teams and the CoE

  • Reviewer of plant Capex related to process equipment proposals

  • Optimization and continuous improvement initiatives, in close coordination with the respective Industrial Hubs

  • Energy efficiency optimization to deliver CO2 and Climate Change targets

  • Maintenance optimization to deliver plant maturity and reliability levels

  • Project Management Support to Plants

  • Industrial performance - Technical actions in the Plant

    • Process setting optimization

    • Performance management (vs. standards)

    • KPI data collection: energy, consumables, etc.

    • KPI: analyze, compare and suggest action plans

    • Benchmarking and best-in-class analysis to generate costs savings

    • Quality optimization

    • Complaints management

    • Sales / Customers / Technical support

    • Operational excellence Benchmark, ideas generation and savings

    • Cross-audit between Plants / Specific a

  • Develops Continuous improvement - OpEx methodologies for the Plant



Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics 

  • Key competencies 

    • Technical knowledge and competency in mineral processing across different minerals

    • Experience of dry milling or wet milling of carbonates and diatomite processes

    • Overall knowledge of all aspects in an operating plant (Safety, Production, Quality, Process, Capex…)

    • Project Management skills

    • Demonstrated capabilities of reaching cost reduction and productivity

    • Customer satisfaction driven mindset

    • People management skills

    • Communication and articulation skills 

    • Ability to interact in different cultures

    • Problem solving skills

    • Demonstrated analytical skills

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Technical project management or operations experience is a plus

    • Ability to build a cross-functional partnership

    • Proven ability to influence people with no direct hierarchical authority

    • Autonomous and self-starter

    • Working time flexibility to allow plant and pilot plant trial coverage

  • Ideal background/ experience

    • Engineering degree: MSc in industrial or mechanical or process engineering

    • Mineral Processing experience (as a plant process engineer) is mandatory, with a proven track record in process improvement KPIs

    • Demonstrated understanding of mineral or chemical processing, engineering, chemistry, strong problem-solving skills is a plus

    • 5+ years’ experience in a similar industrial environment


  • English language is key; knowledge of other languages is an added advantage


Imerys Leadership Behaviours

  • Leads self

  • Leads others

  • Collaborates & Communicates

  • Drives Improvement

  • Delivers results

Position Type

Full time


Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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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.