I Cube Champion - Hub

Job location:
Kadthal, India
Created moment:
March 14, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08033

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

I Cube Champion - Hub

Job Summary



- Execute lean vision and strategy by serving as a champion of facility initiatives that deliver continuous improvement, culture transformation, waste reduction and/or cost savings, machine up-time, etc

- Track and report key metrics on improvement activities

- Deploy the lean strategy, monitor results and report progress including for roadmap projects cost savings

- Maintain suitable affiliations and participate in professional development activities (internal & external to Imerys) that foster continuous learning and also supports the lean position requirements 

- Provide lean employee training and facilitate correct use of lean tools 

- Apply process improvement best practices/techniques, lean manufacturing techniques and project management skills in a structured project environment.

- Lead and facilitate Lean initiatives that foster process and product innovation.

- Coordinate the promotion of small group activities for process improvement, equipment improvement, quality improvement, etc. 

- Serve as a mentor and coach for the development of Continuous Improvement steering team within the site and departments.

- Support leaders with follow-up implementation of improvements and new operating standards and control mechanisms.

- Act as a methodology advisor to various business unit leaders, also with support available from the ICube global/regional network.

- Support operations with the deployment of various Lean Manufacturing techniques, including but not limited to, 5S, Visual Management, Total Productive Maintenance, SMED, and Kaizen events.

- Identify and implement training, education, coaching and mentoring of plant personnel in Lean Manufacturing Techniques.

- Assist the business in the development and maintenance of Strategy Deployment tools. 

- Support and drive a culture where the business will achieve best in class status through the implementation of best practices and benchmarking activities.

- Drive improvement efforts through Statistical Process Control and problem solving methodologies such as Design of Experiments, Root Cause Analysis, Process Mapping, DMAIC, and FMEA.

- Follow all company safety policies and report any unsafe conditions to Manufacturing Manager, EHS Manager, and/ or Director of Manufacturing.

· Perform tasks/duties related to special projects or assignments 


Act as a project leader for small projects when required


Bachelor Degree in Operations or Mechanical or Chemical Engineering discipline

3+ years experience in Lean Manufacturing Industry

Knowledge, skills, abilities & Competencies (Check the required competencies for success on the job)



Strategic/Critical thinking

Planning & Prioritising

Decision-Making & Problem Solving 

Safety Awareness

Customer Driven Approach 

Communication & Presentation Skills


Interpersonal Skills/Teambuilding

Implementation Skills

Position Type

Full time



Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.