Plant Manager VILLERS

Job location:
Villers-sous-Saint-Leu, France
Created moment:
July 21, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07189

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 VILLERS

Job Summary

The Plant Manager is responsible for managing and improving plant operations, achieving plant production goals in volume and quality, maintaining a clean & safe plant environment meeting all Environmental, health and Safety requirements of Imerys and local regulation.

Scope :

CA: 10 M€ 

Headcount: 35 people

1 plant (Villers) and 1 Quarry (Précy) 

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate plant operations in line with Imerys Group & BA PMEMEA policies and procedures, establish & monitor plant specific policies and procedures

  • Maintain a clean and safe plant implementing and controlling  local & Imerys Group EHS norms, regulations & standards

  • Set and monitor plant  annual budgets and ensure that costs are controlled & optimized

  • Supervise production planning, define and ensure the achievement of plant production and quality targets 

  • Control production & maintenance costs, built 3 years Progress Plan, participate in budget follow up and manage and implement capex plan.

  • Continuously improve the production processes by applying Lean Manufacturing methods 

  • Ensure that robust maintenance planning routines and methods (Inspections & preparation) are in place to optimize/maximize plant performance

  • Propose and implement modifications and/or investments for plant equipment improvement & optimisation

  • Responsible for the products quality control & ensuring technical issues are resolved quickly 

  • Ensure coordination of purchasing of raw materials and delivery/supply of products to customers (logistics process)

  • Manage the plant workforce, in close collaboration with Ops Management & local HR Manager

  • Represent the entity during annual salary review negotiations with the employee representatives & unions as well as during the collective agreement reviews

  • Establish and maintain positive community relations 

Knowledge required :

  • Degree /Diploma engineer in Mining/Processing/Engineering/Mechanical

  • Proven effective performance within the mineral processing industry ideal

  • At least 5 years of professional experience as process/production manager in a demanding industry

  • Ideally experience of small plant management with P&L responsibility

  • Proven ability to make dynamic decisions when situation demands

  • Proven capability to influence decision makers in order to improve economical and technical efficiency of the plant

  • Ability to manage action towards priorities and implement change in industrial organizations

Skills and abilities:

Fluent/professional use of French and English

Good standard of IT skills, numeracy and literacy


Position Type

Full time



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