VP, Supply Chain & Business Planning

Job location:
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
October 27, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06504

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

VP, Supply Chain & Business Planning

Job Summary

Based at our N America corporate headquarters, Imerys is hiring a VP of Business Planning & Supply Chain.

Key Responsibilities:


Supply Chain

  • Lead S&OP (Sales & Operation Planning), Logistics (Truck, Rail, Ocean, Warehousing & Terminals), Inventory management and Supply Chain projects 

  • Support Imerys segments in their growth strategies 

  • Increase visibility & efficiency of the North American Supply Chain with improved processes and KPIs 

  • Support implementation of SAP 

  • Accelerate the digitization of Supply Chain activities 

  • Support a talent management strategy to build/maintain a diverse, best-in-class team that achieves its objectives 

  • Act as key leader of the PM Americas management team

  • Responsible for OTS (On Time Shipping) based on commitment to our customers

  • Lead transformation of Customer Services within both North & South America


  • Owns & executes standardized S&OP processes, governance, and ways of working to drive efficient outcomes for our customers 

  • Maintain a close working relationship between all functions of the business 

  • Lead and facilitate decision-making process across S&OP forums

  • Identifies & communicates potential risks & opportunities arising from planning/S&OP process with relevant counterparts (e.g., Commercial, Quality, Product Development, Business Insights & Analytics) to drive resolution


  • Responsible for Freight P&L Management 

  • Responsible for total Logistics spend over $100M 

  • Manages all North American Logistics activities: Rail, Truck, Ocean (containers/vessels, freight forwarding) and Terminals 

  • Close collaboration with Purchasing to manage both services and costs of Transportation activities 

  • Prepare Freight P&L Budget 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master degree (preferred)

  • Minimum 10 years’ with experience in Supply Chain management and S&OP 

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in various logistics modes is a plus: Truck, Container (including Freight Forwarding management), Rail and Bulk Vessels

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities to drive change in complex, matrixed environments; Proven track record of cross-functional collaboration to drive tangible results

  • Demonstrated experience working with executives and demonstrated business outcomes.

  • Exceptional talent builder – actively sought out as a coach & mentor

Position Type

Full time



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