BI Solution Platform Lead

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
August 2, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06235

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

BI Solution Platform Lead

Job Summary


Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,500 employees around the globe can thrive.

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.

Early 2018, Imerys has launched an ambitious internal transformation program to foster efficiency within the group: MAKE IT #1. MAKE IT#1 Group wide digital transformation is reshaping Imerys Digital landscape, encompassing 5 pillars: a set of common language and processes, a global ERP Core Model S4/Hana based, a common collaboration platform (GNOC, GSOC, unified WAN) and a common unified IT organization.

MAKE IT #1 aims at:

● Implementing common IT processes and tools,
● Harmonizing & rationalizing the IT landscape (processes, infrastructure and applications),
● Supporting existing programs and preparing the future (Industrial, Commercial Excellence, etc...)
In order to enable seamless development and roll out of these new tools and processes, Imerys IT is evolving, in 2021, from an IT with strong regional platforms, to a more global organization, to enable a strategic & consistent partnership with the BAs & functions as well as simplifying and harmonizing the IT landscape.

The purpose of the BI Solutions Platform Lead is to ensure the proper operations of the technical platforms that support BI solutions by maintaining a good level of performance, by controlling operating costs and by guaranteeing an up-to-date platform integrated into the IT landscape.


● number of sites 240+


BI Platform Administration
Key tasks and responsibilities are the following for in-scope technical areas:
● Organize, provide and control platform access,
● Configure and setup platform services,
● Provide a performant platform and also organize and participate in troubleshooting sessions with all necessary internal and external IT partners.
● Follow and control Platform costs by BI applications when applicable
● Manage the evolution of technical Platforms
● Provide and maintain tools for continuous integration and continuous delivery (Release management)
● Provide technical material for BI solutions leaders, for Architects, for IT Business Partners about the performance and to monitor activities on the platform when requested.
● Provide and maintain standards of development on the platform
● Ensure the support on the platforms for the developers
● Manage the relation with editors and request/ follow requests of Improvements or tickets opened to their support.


Inside Imerys:
● Data & Integration Service Managers
● IT Office (Enterprise Architecture)
● IT Business Partner teams
● IT Infrastructure
Outside of Imerys:
● External IT actors (editors, consulting firms, IT services companies, universities, innovation labs, research, …)


Education and Experience requirements


● 4 years' higher education – Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Audit, Risk Mitigation, Engineering or a
related field .
● 5+ years of functional experience in IT
● 3+ years of experience facilitating the development and implementation of business initiatives and projects, based on management objectives
● 5+ years of practical experience in projects in application interface development and data integration
● Experience implementing, migrating, managing data lake/data warehouse implementations
● Experience in data technologies related to business intelligence, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, API management, enterprise application integration (EAI), and master data management.
● Experience integrating Business systems.
● Experience in monitoring and managing operational systems as Windows/Linux
● Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


● Experience of working within a culturally diverse global company

Soft skills and abilities

Leads self & Leads others

● Strong leadership with the ability to draw and embody a strategic vision
● Flexible working hours to accommodate diverse geographic locations
● Flexes own style to adapt to different situations & meets the needs of others regardless of their differences.
● Manages own energy & emotions. Take steps to set the right leadership example.
● Values each team member & their differences & strives to get the best out of them.
● Communicates a compelling vision & inspires teams to personally connect with achieving it.

Communicates & Collaborates

● Ability to drive the changes
● Leads and collaborates across boundaries fostering an inclusive environment.
● Clearly articulates own viewpoint & listens to & considers others’ views.
● Challenge the right things, at the right time, with the right intent.

Delivers results

● Strong organizational, resource management and planning skills
● Superior analytical mindset
● Delivers short term results while maintaining focus on the longer term.
● Adapts to changing business priorities whilst maintaining focus on personal and team results.
● Demonstrates a longer term outlook and uses it to build plans for the future.

Drives improvement

● Environmental Health & Safety mindset
● Gathers external insight from other organizations & customers to innovate & drive business performance.
● Looks to find ways to do things better, quicker or more efficiently taking in account various views & perspectives from
different stakeholders.
● Commits to leads & supports organizational change & is not afraid to take calculated risk.
● Challenges the status quo by questioning the way we have always done things.


● The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.
● Domestic and international travel may require physical effort associated with luggage and professional computer transportation. Hours can be extensive as well due to travel.
● Travel as required: Up to 15%
● Plant environments may be dusty and prone to airborn minerals.
● Job requirements may correspond with reduced mobility situations.
● 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 orlocal laws.

Position Type

Full time



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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.