Global Product Manager -DE

Job location:
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
March 19, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08040

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

Global Product Manager -DE

Job Summary

As the Global Product Manager, Diatomaceous Earth you will own, drive, and evolve the product line strategy to maximize profitability of the mineral globally.  You will play a crucial role as the central coordinator of the DE business, working cross-functionally with Senior Management, Sales, Operations, Finance, Supply Chain, R&D, Product Stewardship and Quality.


  • Drive the DE business to achieve its full potential by executing a robust marketing strategy, optimizing plant capacities, exceeding customer expectations, and spearheading continuous improvement initiatives through troubleshooting and solution implementation.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of all drivers influencing net profit, taking the lead in managing and influencing the P&L for maximized profitability.

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the product marketplace by collaborating effectively with sales and marketing teams to comprehend customer needs, competitive landscape, product strengths, weaknesses, and leverage this information to shape strategic direction.

  • Ensure profitable product manufacturing by supporting Operations with rigorous analysis of raw material costs, operating expenses, and asset optimization strategies.

  • Optimize the product mix and pricing strategies for enhanced asset efficiency and maximum margin realization.

  • Spearhead opportunity assessment, prioritization, and development of well-justified business cases, providing strategic recommendations for business growth, asset optimization, and M&A opportunities.

  • Benchmark competitors' product portfolios, global reach, strategies, and cost structures to maintain a competitive edge.

  • Champion S&OP processes to ensure production of the right products that meet customer expectations, making tough trade-off decisions when necessary, leveraging your comprehensive business understanding.

  • Serve as a crucial support system for International Sales teams, facilitating the integration of their activities with production and support functions across regions.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and versatility in identifying and addressing unmet business needs, proactively developing solutions to bridge gaps.

Background and experience requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Finance, Business, or Engineering Degree preferred

  • Minimum 10 years experience working in a strategic, product management, finance, marketing, sales or operations-related function in a cross-functional environment

  • Strong business & financial acumen, and strong data analysis skills.

  • Operations and/or finance experience preferred

  • Able to operate strategically and tactically depending on the need

  • Executive-level communication & presentation skills

  • Proven ability to influence in a matrix environment 

IMERYS offers competitive compensation and benefits package including medical/dental insurance, 401K matching, paid vacation, floating holidays, parental leave wellness programs, and pet insurance among others.

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**Working out of America's Corporate Office in Roswell GA. Flexible schedule, three days in, two days remote/home approach

**Significant travel, up to +40% in the first 12 months. Primarily West Coast US + Mexico. Likely future travel to EMEA and APAC regions once a year. 

Position Type

Full time



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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.