Strategy & Marketing Manager, Lithium Projects H/F
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 PositionStrategy & Marketing Manager, Lithium Projects H/F
Reporting to the Business Development Director, the Strategy & Marketing Manager ensures the marketing activities for our lithium projects, namely by analysing customer needs along the value chain, benchmark Imerys projects with existing and emerging lithium projects, identifying and exploring opportunities. The Marketing Manager will be also responsible for taking some specific Business Development projects
The goal is to contribute to the successful commercial and business
Contributing to strategic initiatives & projects, including building the Business Cases for new solutions development and for some Business Development projects when needed
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Market Intelligence & Competitive benchmarking
Recognize and raise weak signals from the market that could impact the business’ activity, namely by monitoring our markets and underlying market trends, participating in market events, customers meeting
Develop and structure competition intelligence liaising with sales, tech support and product managers
Build comprehensive competitors profiles looking at their strategy, investments, geographic footprint, production capabilities, product portfolio, strengths and weaknesses
Ensure a good visibility on the performance and value proposition on key competitors regionally and globally, more specifically having a look at their ESG credentials and roadmap
Develop and structure customer intelligence looking at their strategy, investments/divestments, product mix & formulation changes liaising with sales teams and tech support
Network -participate to the Project objective to sustain contacts with key value chain stakeholders: other raw material producers, trade associations, equipment manufacturers, end-customers
Strategic Analysis & Initiatives
Strategic analysis on projects, in collaboration with internal experts : industrial footprint, ESG impact, , supply chain and security of supply analysis, mapping of existing actors and potential targets for collaboration
Source, analyze, challenge information inside and outside our organization, classify and provide recommendation
Develop Internal consensus and buy-in on topics
Prepare executive level presentation for decision making
Support or lead the deployment of some initiative after the strategic analysis phase.
MBA or Master Degree in Business / Marketing, or Engineer with Marketing/Business specialization, with minimum of 4-7 years of equivalent work-related experience in BtoB marketing, business development or strategy preferably in sector like raw materials sourcing, automotive.
Strong business sense and ability to interact effectively with people from all backgrounds and levels
Ability to positively influence and challenge others w/o direct reporting lines (Sales, Product management, en gineering teams)
Ability to develop deep market and technical understanding of application (customers needs, production process, market structure, performance)
Excellent analytical and critical thinking and a high degree of business acumen
Strong communication and presentation skills
Project management skills for scoping, developing and operational implementation of projects.
Ability to craft and present compelling Business cases and Analyses supporting key developments.
English: fluent (international environnement) and fluency in French would be a plus
Imerys Leadership Behaviors
Communicates and collaborates :
Effectively networks to share knowledge and insight and to drive performance.
Clearly articulates own viewpoint and listens to and considers others’ views.
Deliver results :
Adapts to changing business priorities whilst maintaining focus on personal and team results.
Commits to plans and sees them through to delivery
Delivers short term results while maintaining focus on the longer term.
Drives improvements :
Gathers external insight from other organizations and customers to innovate and drive business performance
Challenges the status quo by questioning the way we have always done things.
Position TypeFull time
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