Global Team ICube (Continuous improvement) Programme Lead

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
February 19, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 06201

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water 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

Global Team ICube (Continuous improvement) Programme Lead

Job Summary

Job Scope

Leading and facilitating Level 4, Wave 1, ICube Path Forward Implementation at different Focus 40 sites (as per pre-defined roll out plan), on short term (4-5 months) assignment per site

Job Summary

● Be part of the BA global ICube team (BA CoE), globally implementing the Level 4 implementation methodology as part of the Path forward of the ICube journey
● Lead and facilitate the implementation of practices and digital/non digital based working tools to improve capabilities of managers and employees at designated site
● Collaborate and work closely with all site organizational levels, from site manager and members of site management, to shop floor and above site disciplines (Hub/BA) as needed
● Apply full methodology, on site and hands on, including Site Engagement and preparations, Training and Coaching, Work processes and Work environment optimizations and Impact improvements
● Oversee governance activities related to implementation, which includes reporting, governance meetings and problem solving (as applicable) related to the implementation activities and to the implementation methodology
● Direct management of 2 BA Global Team Icube (GTI) members supporting above mentioned activities

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

This assignment will start with one wave (4-5 months) of On Site, On the Job Training, supported by external consultancy, in order to showcase ICube Path Forward Implementation impact on a site, and to build GTI (and Site Local team) capabilities. These capabilities will set GTI Leader’s abilities to perform the following:
● Facilitate and support on site Level 4 implementation activities
● Run the implementation methodology for the first wave on site (4-5 months), including:
● Engage and align with site management on overall scope and targets
● Prepare implementation tools (templates, training decks, work environment etc.)
● Train and coach site disciplines as needed
● Conduct Site current state and potential assessment
● Support and guide designing and planning the 1-3 years implementation plan, deriving the first wave scope and targets
● Lead and support implementation using “sprint” approach
● Apply and facilitate governance activities
● Coach and Train site team to be able to take over all activities and autonomously run next waves
● Oversee full handover to site team
● Supervise codifying all knowledge and lessons learned into ICube Path Forward Play Book (TBD)
● Continuously report progress to BA CoE and to Group CoE
● Share knowledge and lessons learned with other BA GTIs to continuously improve Level 4 Implementation methodology

Skills and Attributes Requirements

● Good knowledge of mining/manufacturing in industrial environment
● Proven experience as operations manager in charge of a team
● ICube/Lean methodology is a plus
● Proven ability to work in a global matrix organization
● Project management skills, organized, time conscious, result oriented, etc
● Analytical/synthesis skills, structured, able to “connect the dots”
● Influencer, communicator, strong advocate of CI
● Autonomous, creative, rigorous
● Team player, ability to work in multi-cultural and geographical environment
● Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (and Google suite a +) and strong skills in learning new IT tools.
● Fluent in English (any other languages appreciated)

Education/Experien ce Requirements

● Engineering or Technical degree is a plus
● at least 5 years of experience as Operations manager (preferably as plant or site manager)


● Ability to travel 50% of the time (post Covid) requirements

● Ability to commit to 4-5 months single site assignment

● Ability to commit to 18 months overall, in this position, hence ~3 sequential sites implementation

Position Type

Full time



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