I Cube & Quality Manager

Job location:
Montoir de Bretagne, France
Created moment:
January 1, 1970
Job reference:
REQ - 06008

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

I Cube & Quality Manager

Job Summary


Within his/her scope, the Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible of driving the Operational Excellence System (icube - Imerys Industrial Improvement) and the Quality (Control and Assurance) processes.

 He/she is responsible for:

Continuous Improvement:

  • Enable the identification of improvement opportunities through providing a solid understanding of the end-to-end Value Chain processes

  • Organize and conduct regular assessments and workshops with provided methodology and tools to have continuous improvement of maturity levels with dedicated actions plans.

  • Drive the performance of site, Implement and analyse Key Performance indicators

  • Drive a continuous Improvement Culture, addressing route cause analysis, NCR’s, targeting identification, implementation and rectification of all corrective preventative actions

  • Facilitate and animate a series of Accelerated Improvement Workshops (AIW -Kaizen workshops)

  • Identify the most cost-effective methods to deliver cost savings in line with budget 

  • Support the Site Management Team and functional leads to develop and deliver the plant performance improvement plan

  • Drive and follow up the progress of I cube deployment, such as safety, MUST HAVES (5S, Ritual mgt,dust mgt), cost saving projects, energy management etc.,

  • Encourage best practices sharing cultures with specific actions. respond proactively to HTS and Imerys group best practices yearly activities.

  • Provide coaching and training to improve people's competences (skills and abilities) at different levels accordingly.

Safety and technical studies and improvements:

  • Regularly audit, according to an annual schedule, the safety and efficiency of equipment to improve plant performance (for example, annual mills audits, etc.)


  •   Manage the local Quality Control Lab team (3 lab technicians) 

  • Ensure the manufacturing production lines run smoothly and generate a consistently suitable output of products that set standards of quality, reliability and performance. 

  • Set and implement internal/external quality requirements to ensure company products/services meet customer expectations. Ensure continuous manufacturing process improvement for higher-quality goods.

  • Sustain/Create procedures and standards implementation, data systems  management and team knowledge management and improvement 

  • Implement quality & control procedures and associated documentation 

  • Improve and review products and processes new specifications

  • Perform data analysis and statistical studies to define specifications

  • Define relevant monitoring indicators to ensure production and QC improvement  

  • Analyse deviations recorded by Production/quality 

  • Implement Quality Management Documentation 

  • Manage Supplier performance by controlling/inspecting raw material delivery and track supplier non conformities compliance, by auditing, challenging suppliers

  • Analyse customer complaints  or major issues and propose associated corrective actions for repeated failures or unreliability of quality. 

  • Liaise with customers, auditors, and ensure the execution of corrective action and compliance with customers' specifications.

  • Lead root cause analysis on longer term (systemic) problems with main area of focus on product and process related projects

  • Responsible of the ISO 9001,45001,14001, 50001 and FamiQS (Animal Feed) certifications in terms of:

  • Coordination between Dept for follow-up of  Processes and local & central actions plans

  • Coordination of internal & external audits   


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Chemical, Mining or equivalent

  • Minimum of 2 years experience (preferably 5 years) managing process improvement teams in a manufacturing environment Experience in an established world-class manufacturing facility (TPM, Lean, 6 Sigma or high performance work systems) highly preferred

  • Passionate about success and people development

Certification - preferred


  • Certified Quality Manager or other advanced quality certification

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (is a plus)

Technical skills - preferred


  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Problem Solving Techniques: 8D, A3, Brainstorming, Ishikawa (Cause & Effect), 5 Whys

  • Experience with APQP or DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) procedures and techniques

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant regulations, standards and operating procedures

  • Experienced in data analysis with a G Suite experience (Sheets, Slides, datastudio, etc..),is a plus

  • Deep understanding of Lean culture and proven track record of implementing Lean tools i.e. VSM, Kanban, SMED, 5S, Pull, Kaizen, PFEP, Visual Management, PDCA,

  • Ability to translate actions into operational results and business outcomes

  • Results-based leadership style with strong impact and influencing skills

  • Autonomous and self-starter

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Full professional proficiency in French and English



Soft skills


  • Communication 

  • Leadership

  • Project management  

  • Organization and prioritization 

  • Detailed oriented

  • A positive management style with the ability to motivate and gain commitment from the team through leading by example


  • Fluent French, English desired


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.