S&T Manager- Life Sciences and Filtration

Job location:
Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
October 23, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07644

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.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

S&T Manager- Life Sciences and Filtration

Job Summary

Join us at our Science and Technology center in Johns Creek, GA, as an S&T Manager. In this role, you'll play a pivotal role in advancing our Filtration & Life Sciences S&T portfolio, from project initiation to successful commercial launch. Your responsibilities will include shaping and driving S&T product development across core, adjacent, and breakthrough areas, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and ensuring safety and innovation


  • Ensure team safety and maintain a safe working environment, adhering to safety policies.

  • Lead performance reviews and support career progression.

  • Partner with marketing and sales teams to identify, assess, and prioritize new product development opportunities.

  • Contribute to segment innovation strategy in alignment with company focus.

  • Lead the development of technical approaches for projects, emphasizing robust scientific work, critical thinking, and data analysis.

  • Collaborate closely with commercial, operations, and engineering teams for successful product scaling and launch.

  • Assess development needs and skillset gaps in the team, developing training programs and strategic hiring plans.

  • Manage capital resources effectively and champion equipment and software needs.

  • Foster collaboration with other S&T teams, identify opportunities, and drive innovation with customers.

  • Establish open innovation programs with external partners.

  • Exhibit strong leadership, modeling company values, and emphasizing safety, collaboration, and innovation.

  • Effectively communicate S&T/NPD updates in internal and external meetings.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Material Science, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering or related field; PhD preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years in industrial R&D function or equivalent.

  • Preferred: Experience in filtration product development, formulations development in life sciences, or a background in mineralogy.

  • Preferred: Experience in building high-performing technical teams.

Skill Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strategic thinker with solid project management capabilities.

  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally with commercial, operations, and customer teams.

  • Track record of delivering technically robust projects on time and within budget.

Position Type

Full time



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