Plant Manager

Job location:
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Created moment:
August 4, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 06994

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

Plant Manager

Job Summary

Plant Manager 

Location: Imerys - Lee Moor Herreschoff, Devon 

This rare and exciting opportunity has come up to to manage our UK flagship mineral processing operation at our Herreschoff site in Plympton, Devon. We have an experienced and dedicated team on site and are looking for the right person to lead and support them and to drive production and quality. 

You might be working as a production manager or operations manager in your current role or have experience of this type of role in your recent career, responsible for running a factory or an industrial site operation.       

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary 

  • Bonus of up to 10% of salary

  • Pension scheme 

  • Life assurance 

  • Income protection scheme 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays 

  • Employee assistance programme 

  • Reward hub for savings on everyday purchases  

  • Health and wellbeing programme 

This is a permanent fulltime position (Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per with some flexibility around start and finish times) 

Candidate requirements:

  • Experience in management of operations, maintenance, and project management. Extensive and proven management experience within an industrial/factory environment 

  • Proven experience in leading, managing, developing and motivating employees

  • To hold or be willing to gain Safety, Health and Environment NVQ4/Level 6 Diploma QCF qualification or similar (NEBOSH).

  • Proven knowledge and experience of working under UK Safety and Environmental legislation

  • Proven ability to manage financial aspects of the role including budgeting, cost control and capital expenditure

  • Excellent IT skills 

  • Full UK driving licence

You will be joining: 

  • The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry globally

  • A company that offers security and stability within a multinational organisation

  • An organisation that offers standout employee support to develop your skills both personally & professionally

  • A company that offers both on-the-job and structured training to ensure you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to do the role.

Position Type

Full time



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