SAP Continuous Improvement Manager (Logistics)

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
October 31, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06374

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

SAP Continuous Improvement Manager (Logistics)

Job Summary

Role

Part of the Business Area Performance Mineral EMEA (3500 employees, 80 plants, 25 countries & 1,2 Bn€ Revenue), which is under the SAP 4 Hana deployment, the SAP Continuous Improvement Manager for the Logistics stream:

  • Is Part of the Business Planning & Supply Chain teams of the Business Area, in the Logistics Continuous Improvement team which focuses on improvement projects for Logistics

  • Is The point of contact of the business area for the SAP support both the sites already deployed or under SAP deployment.
    The SAP Continuous Improvement Manager works hands in hands with the Corporate project team for SAP deployment
    and the main stakeholders of the Business Area.

  • Referent in his/her field of expertise, this position ensures also the training sessions beyond the training provided by Corporate project team for SAP deployment and ensures in a permanent manner the knowledge transfer between the SAP users

Responsibilities

  •  As a referent in the Business Area Performance Minerals EMEA, makes sure that all the processes / functionalities / data are well available in SAP to ensure a smooth business continuity (Transport Management scope)

  • Is involved in the preparation of the new waves for the SAP deployment but not as a key users but as a overall coordinator to ensure the standardization of the ways of working with the former waves

  • Support the users in the former waves to be sure that the knowledge is well anchored and ensure additional support.

  • In charge of making sure that all the SAP users in the Business Area are well trained and apply the SAP good practices (newcomers included)

  • Ensures knowledge sharing across the Business Area by facilitating regular webinars / good practices sharing events

  • Point of contact for each new SAP evolution : coordinate with Corporate project team the specification requirements description, tests the development and train the users.

  • Proposes improvements in SAP to ease the life of the users and therefore interacts with the other teams in charge of automation (Robotic Process Automation, Cost Controlling teams…) and then coordinates the implementation

  • Works closely with the SAP Customer Service Coordinator for the Order to Cash to build a robust end to end system

  • Designs reporting tools on the efficiency of the Transport Management flows and update / share them.

  • Leads continuous improvement projects to improve overall efficiency

  • Interacts beyond the Performance Minerals EMEA perimeter with the other Group Business Areas to benchmark and identify new solutions

 

Accountability

  • Fluidity of SAP Transport Management module: both roll out and daily use

  • SAP Transport Management module knowledge sharing and proper usage

Title, position in the organization & grading

  • Title: SAP Continuous Improvement Manager (Logistics)

  • Reporting to: Logistics Continuous Improvement Team 

  • Location: France or Belgium (with travel requirement), based on a relevant Imerys site or office

Competencies & Experience

Key competencies

  • SAP Transport Management module knowledge

  • Good understanding of a logistics organisation

  • Strong IT capabilities (Experience with SAP 4 Hana, knowledge of Google suite a plus)

  • Former experience in a logistics field 

  • Problem solver & facilitator

  • Very good communication skills with ability to address a topic at different hierarchical levels

  • At ease in a matrix environment with cross functional interactions

  • Autonomous, comfortable with remote management 

  • Rigorous

  • Capacity to drive change and facilitate change management

  • Pedagogic 

  • Fluent in English, any other language is a plus 

  • Ability to go beyond his/her field of expertise

Ideal background/ experience

  • Bachelor with logistics / IT specialization or Masters degree in Supply chain with Data management specialty or Information Systems or equivalent work experience

  • Previous experience in project management

  • Former experience in training facilitation is a plus

Position Type

Full time

and

Permanent

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