Industrial Continuous Improvement Manager

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
April 11, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05687

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

Industrial Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Summary


The Industrial  Continuous Improvement  Engineer will support industrial change management program (ICube Program)  across the PM EMEA Business Area. He / she will demonstrate a visible leadership on Safety and  People Empowerment/Enablement . He / she will be focused on continuous  industrial  improvements in order to improve productivity, energy efficiency, reliability, quality and cost of operations with no compromise on safety.  He /She will contribute to make her/his perimeter more competitive, safer, more customer oriented and unified. He /She will promote best industrial rituals  and operational discipline to deliver sustainable visible changes on the field.



  • Scope: PM EMEA  75 sites, 1.1bn€ of sales, 3700 employees in 24 countries,  divided on 10 operational Hubs.

  • Direct report: PM EMEA Industrial  Continuous Improvement   & Quality Manager

  • Team: Member of COE team (Center Of Excellence) supporting all Business Area  industrial operations. 

  • Travels: up to 50% (short and long term missions) – we are looking for someone geographically mobile

  • Ambitious targets on: Safety, Quality, Cost of sales, Visual Management , Housekeeping, Dust Management, Energy & Process Efficiency, industrial rituals of management.



The Continuous Improvement Engineer is a key position of industrial change management deployment and leads the implementation of various best practices. 

  • Promote implementation of industrials basics  like : Rituals of Management, 5S, Dust Management.

  • Insure sustainable Imerys Industrial Improvement program (ICube) roll-out: investigations and interviews, the performance of the plant on each of the targets defined in the Group reference documents. 

  • Together with Hub teams, define key priorities and design an action plan to be put in place.

  • Implement the action plan and define  the work to be done by the different teams on the site.

  • Make sure goals are set to our highest standards, that processes are in line with benchmark, that results are achieved on time and that actions put in place are sustainable.

  • Implement, promote and track the Saving Roadmap, OEE and all industrial  KPIs and routines used by PM EMEA

  • Support the definition of sites specific industrial mid-term vision (3YP) in line with all levels of industrial management.



  • Industrial basics (Rituals)  implementation & sustainability

  • Cost savings delivered as  budgeted

  • Sustainability of savings  pipeline of idea  

  • OEE improvement (Availability, Performance, Quality)



  • Maintenance of our specific IT performance tracker tools (IT GSuite environment)

  • Coaching and onboarding of new comers 

  • Training about Continuous Improvement tools and processes to colleagues from all departments. 




  • With Master’s degree in Mechanical, Process, Material  or Chemical Engineering


  • More than  5 years seniority,  in an industrial environment .

  • A demonstrated  project management experience is requested.

Technical skills: 

  • Solid technical background  enabling to quickly understand all aspects of our technical clusters.

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certified, highly appreciated.

  • Knowledge about Statistical Process Control would be a plus.

  • IT savvy. Advanced proficiency with Google Suite would be a plus.


  • Fluent in English is mandatory.

  • French and other European languages skills are highly appreciated.



  • Ability to influence without authority

  • Ability to prioritize tasks , project management and planning skills

  • Ability to lead multi- disciplined and multi-cultural teams

  • Rigor and Problem solving

  • Analytical and synthetic mindset

  • Excellent oral and written communication

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Autonomy

  • Teaching and coaching  skills.


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.