Plant Purchasing Manager

Job location:
Home Based - United States
Created moment:
April 19, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08157

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

Plant Purchasing Manager

Job Summary

POSITION TITLE: Plant Purchasing Manager

LOCATION:  Home-based, Southeast preferred + 15% travel


The Plant Purchasing Manager (PPM) will directly support a plant/mine site or  group of plants/mine sites within one of three sub-regions in North America, providing purchasing, sourcing and project management for major purchases (typically over $50K in value).


The Plant Purchasing Manager will partner closely with key functions including procurement (daily, tactical purchasing typically under $50K purchases), maintenance, operations, logistics, engineering, finance, safety, etc.


  • Partners closely with plant procurement and operations to competitively source plant contractors and service providers

  • Works with each plant to identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership and increase plant efficiency using supplier capabilities

  • Executes bids, quotes and RFQ’s for competitive products and services

  • Places purchase orders for goods and services

  • Drives capex and major opex projects with project management practices, using specialized process tools – Capital Expense Request process

  • Provides advice, best-practice guidance and training to local procurement teams

  • Supports materials management process to meet production needs while also hitting inventory targets

  • Tracks and presents on KPIs and action plans to stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s Degree - Business or Engineering preferred plus 5 years related experience, or 10 years industrial purchasing experience without a degree

  • Technologically savvy 

  • MS Office Suite or Google suite

  • Project management training a plus

  • Experience working with ERP and other software-based processes, ideally SAP

  • Purchasing certification a plus

  • Experience in Capex purchasing in an industrial environment

  • Travel approximately 10%-15%

IMERYS... Mineral Solutions to create tomorrow's world.  Imerys is a Paris based Global Leader, who transforms minerals into thousands of high valued specialty mineral products essential for our Customers' Products.

IMERYS offers competitive benefits including medical/dental insurance, 401K matching and paid vacation.

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.