Site Manager

Job location:
Kings Mountain, North Carolina, USA
Created moment:
March 18, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08047

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

Site Manager

Job Summary

Based at our manufacturing site in Kings Mountain, NC, we are hiring a Site Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for daily operations pertaining to production processes, operational analysis, viable production alternatives, recommendations & plans and oversight of key production initiatives targeting improvements in safety, regulatory compliance, production processes & productivity integrity, improved equipment utilization, budgetary considerations / requirements & customer satisfaction.


  • Responsible for Environment, Health & Safety across the Site and ensuring safety best-in-class standards are achieved

  • Manages directly all aspects of operations across the Site, including Environment, Health & Safety, production, planning, maintenance, warehousing, industrial projects / capex, process improvement, quality, energy consumption optimization and continuous improvement initiatives, in close coordination with Imerys CoE 

  • Ensures products are manufactured and delivered on schedule, and within quality standards and cost objectives

  • Develops the Site industrial plan in coordination with Operations Director, Industrial Team, Business Planning / Supply Chain and with the support of CoE

  • Leads Site operations optimization to address competitiveness / demand requirements, incl. capex execution (debottlenecking, extension), flexibility and reduction of lead-times,  productivity / energy consumption, maintenance, cost reduction / continuous improvement (I-Cube) programs, in coordination with CoE

  • Key interfaces: ensures effective coordination with Operations Director, Business Planning / Supply Chain team, Imerys CoE & Purchasing teams, BA Segments, and is supported by Finance & HR Business Partners.

  • Leader of Employee Engagement; ensuring ALL team members are fully engaged in their work and feel valued and connected to the business unit.

  • Change Management Advocate; assess current status and seek to implement improvement and change in policies, processes, procedures and mindsets where needed for enhancement to productivity, efficiency, quality and overall work culture.

  • Mentor and coach operations management team and staff toward a culture of empowerment. 

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering preferred) plus 3 years experience (including Supervisory experience) OR
  • At least 5 years experience in manufacturing management
  • Customer focused
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing
  • Recognized management skills (ability to manage teams)
  • Good knowledge of all operations aspects (Safety, Production, Quality, Process, Capex…)
  • Demonstrated capabilities of achieving cost reduction and productivity by promoting a continuous improvement mindset
  • Multitasking skills
  • Crisis management
  • Customer oriented mindset
  • Understands cost management, and managing variable, fixed and inventory costs
  • Ability to attract and develop professional teams


  • Conformance to EHS audit and target criteria 

  • Equipment Utilization (Cumulative Scheduled / Operational Downtime), targeting 95% efficiency

  • Performance Efficiency (Actual Output / Design Output), targeting 95% efficiency

  • Tracked & trended consumable usage variances in line with flex models

  • Quality Rate (Defects & Rework / Total Production), targeting 99% efficiency

  • Customer Service targeting on time delivery compliance of 95%

  • Production Cost % of Product Revenue / Fixed Cost

  • Performance to Budget / Forecast


 The physical requirements of this position include reading, walking, standing, sitting, reaching, kneeling, climbing, repetitive motions, bending - stooping, standing for prolonged periods of time, toleration to heights, toleration of high temperatures, ability to enter confined spaces, balancing, pushing, pulling and ability to operate all hand tools and lift up to 50 lbs. 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    IMERYS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Position Type

    Full time



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    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.