Logistic Manager

Job location:
Bironico, Switzerland
Created moment:
April 21, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05736

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.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Logistic Manager

Job Summary

Recognized internationally as a market leader in graphite and carbon solutions, Imerys Graphite & Carbon serves a variety of growing industrial sectors including electric vehicles, polymers, engineering materials and refractories.  Research and innovation are the drivers of all our solutions, developed at our own laboratories and produced in our own factories equipped using the most advanced technologies.

Part of the Imerys Group, the world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, Imerys Graphite & Carbon is headquartered in Switzerland with commercial offices and production sites around the globe.

For our Supply Chain Department, based in our headquarter in Bironico (Switzerland), we are looking for a


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Define Logistics Strategy on outbound distribution, liaise with Divisional Supply Chain manager and Plant Supply Chain managers

  • Responsible for the Logistics Dashboard (review KPIs, actions) 

  • Develop P&L for Logistics in/outbound

  • Collect information  from different logistics routes, select shipping lines and deploy the rates/contracts from corporate tender

  • Collect information  from different logistics routes, select road transport companies and deploy the rates/contracts from corporate tender

  • Follow up performance of the Corporate Tender with logistics teams 

  • Define/Review Global Warehouse Strategy for each business 

  • Support Logistics teams in the plants with guidance (special deliveries, requests from customer)

  • Support Customer Service and Sales team

  • Monitor rail transport companies rates and performance, along with Corporate team

  • Support inbound logistics activities

  • Proactively identify new opportunities, estimate value and assist with prioritization

  • Think strategically through departments, connecting the dots with other initiatives

  • Act as key user for Logistics for IT (processes, reporting, transactions, tools) in the rollout of SAP in the coming years

  • Maintain OTC (order-to-cash) handbook and Business Guidelines up-to-date


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration

  • Master in Logistics or Supply Chain desirable

  • Fluent in English and any other EU/Asian language

  • 5 years of logistics experience in sea, rail and road transport (air is a plus) 

  • International trading experience (taxation, trade agreements between countries/regions) 

  • Strong customs clearance (import/export) background (Asia, EU, Americas, SEA)

  • Strong Analytical skills

  • Strong skills in Finance 

  • Negotiation skills

  • Project management experience

  • Consulting experience desirable

  • IT savvy (Excel/MS and/or Google sheet skills, SAP, transport management)

  • Result oriented

  • Strong sense of responsibility, independence, ownership and pride in delivering quality results, and understanding the business impacts

  • Strong Communication skills, ability to communicate with all levels 

  • Strong organizational and planning skills 

  • Proactive, curious and open to work with different cultures

We offer an attractive and dynamic working atmosphere in a truly multicultural and multinational environment with competitive compensation and benefits packages.

We apply the collective employment agreement (CEA) for Switzerland’s mechanical and electrical engineering industries, which guarantees the employees of the signatory companies fair and up-to-date working conditions.

In addition, Imerys Graphite & Carbon is very committed to protecting the health of its employees offering a series of advantages aimed at improving safety and a healthy work-life balance. 

The company is dedicated to the continuous improvement of its activities to reduce its environmental impact.

Position Type

Full time



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recruiting.support@ imerys.com


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.