Business Analyst - Pulp, Packaging & Plastics, Adhesives/Sealants, Rubber and Paints/Coatings (PARP) market sub-segments

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
September 27, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07553

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

Business Analyst - Pulp, Packaging & Plastics, Adhesives/Sealants, Rubber and Paints/Coatings (PARP) market sub-segments

Job Summary

Support and sales, marketing, and S&T team to provide real-time, historical, and predictive sales performance, and to partner and engage in commercial reporting needs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyze profitability and pricing through comprehensive product and logistic P&Ls  
  • Support pricing campaign (price tracker construction, price implementation in ERP and debit/credit note management etc.)
  • Drive forecast and budgeting exercise
  • Provide ad hoc analysis based on the available data on a wide 'control tower' scope
  • Run analysis for sales management (rebate schemes, price negotiations, commission...) 
  • Run analysis for cluster marketing (price range, cluster strategy, NPD business case)
  • Analyze client / product profitability 
  • Produce Sales KPIs – Sales: volume / price / mix analysis, Order book, Book to Bill, standard gross margin etc..
  • Support CIP bonus (commercial incentives plan)  set up and calculations
  • Site & product rationalization, optimization, and market case studies
  • Manage CRM initiatives as key user to further the team’s strategic customer-centric objectives
  • Support IT system implementation and change management with cross functional team

Competencies & Experience

Key competencies

  • Strong quantitative and analytical capabilities
  • Exceptional understanding of commercial KPI and revenue and profitability drivers 
  • Financial planning & analysis skills  
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and also able to work independently towards existing goals and defining/pushing new ones.
  • Result and solution oriented, strategic thinking, interpersonal skills, ability to propose solutions
  • Advocate for data integrity
  • Manage, manipulate, and organize large & complex data sets, and basic understanding of databases

Ideal background/ experience

  • Previous experience in controlling, FPA, other analytical roles 
  • Strategy experience and an experience as commercial controlling or similar position would be added advantage.
  • Full proficiency with Excel. Knowledge of BI tools, Google Workspace (Google sheets, Slides, Drive, Data studio) is a plus.
  • English : full professional proficiency
  • Minimum 3 years of experience

Position Type

Full time



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