S&OP Manager

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
January 1, 1970
Job reference:
REQ - 06016

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

S&OP Manager

Job Summary


Manage the demand planning processes for part of  RAC plants to ensure a balance of supply and demand, alignment of functions and Top Management delivery of mid to long-term business targets and customer satisfaction. Animate monthly demand reviews and monthly S&OP meetings


Create, establish and execute a monthly S&OP process in Tons  for all Abrasives sites worldwide


  • Build and execute Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP) Supply Scenarios in the 2 to 12 months tactical horizon for commercial products 

  • Ensures data generated by functional stakeholders is suitable for S&OP process. Initiates improvement actions if necessary.

  • Prepares all data, metrics and scenarios to be discussed during monthly supply review meetings. Purpose is to show the future load of the plants by workshop/family on a monthly basis (need to transform the demand into production requirements).

  • Ensures identification, monitoring and reporting of assumptions, risks and opportunities related to the medium to long-term business targets. Escalate as appropriate

  • Animate the monthly S&OP meetings 

  • Writes S&OP meeting minutes, communicates key actions and conclusions to stakeholders and performs follow-up of actions

  • Continuously review the S&OP process to ensure it suits business needs and is up to date with best practices

  • Monitor and to arbitrate supply decisions with company plants to balance customer service level, OTIF & costs within the supply tactical and operational horizon

  • To improve the inventory management, optimising inventory levels in order to avoid supply issues/increased working capital; being proactive and making sure we do have appropriate safety/strategic stock in the central warehouses/sites

  • Drives transformation and implements new BA organisation and structure for his/her perimeter

  • 10 % business travel is required 


Education and Experience requirements

Master Degree 

7+ years of S&OP and Demand Planning Management

Collaboration and experience with international stakeholders 

Knowledge, skills, Imerys Leadership Behaviors 

Strong knowledge of Demand Planning 

Strong analytical skills and strategic understanding

Advanced Excel knowledge

BI tools knowledge is a plus 

Others: strategic thinking, interpersonal skills, ability to propose solutions

Advocate for data integrity

Good communication and relational skill 

Fluent in English (writing and speaking) 

German is a plus


Position Type

Full time



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