S&T Manager, Sustainable Construction

Job location:
Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
April 24, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08199

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, Sustainable Construction

Job Summary

Are you passionate about driving sustainable development in the building and construction industry? Imerys Performance Minerals Americas has an exciting opportunity for an experienced R&D Manager to lead a team of scientists in developing and commercializing innovative mineral-based solutions for the North American market. (Building Products; Paints & Coatings; Caulks, Sealants, and Adhesives)

In this role, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams, customers, and external partners to create new products that promote long-term organic growth. If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding role that allows you to make a difference, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Apply now and take the first step towards shaping the future of the industry!

As the R&D team leader, you will be responsible for:

  • Championing team safety and promoting a safe working environment, including adherence to safety policies.
  • Partnering with marketing and sales teams to identify, assess, and prioritize opportunities to build the new product development pipeline, and leading efforts to achieve/beat innovation targets.
  • Leading the R&D team in developing efficient and systematic technical approaches for identified projects, emphasizing robust scientific work, critical thinking, and data analysis, and keeping scale-up requirements in mind.
  • Working closely with Commercial, Operations, and Engineering teams to successfully scale up and launch products and provide post-launch support as needed.
  • Working closely with the legal/IP team to assess the competitive landscape, file IP where needed, and protect Imerys intellectual portfolio.
  • Developing and maintaining the R&D team skill set via training programs/external collaborations/strategic hiring plans, identifying tools/approaches to shorten development cycles and increase speed to market.
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative interactions with other R&D teams within and across BUs on transversal projects, identifying and transferring opportunities and best practices.
  • Driving innovation with customers, universities, outside labs, etc. Delivering technically robust and differentiable products on time and within budget.

Required Skills

  • Expertise in product and process development, with a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes.
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of the Building and Construction markets, including Paints & Coatings, and the skills and technologies required to make an impact in this industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in R&D, with a focus on developing new products from their initial opportunity analysis all the way through to commercialization.
  • Deep understanding of science and technology as a competitive differentiator and a talent for using this knowledge to drive a new product pipeline.
  • Strong business acumen, with a keen understanding of the financial implications of new products and processes.
  • Proven success in influencing organizational strategy and driving change across organizational boundaries.
  • Proven experience in assessing the competitive landscape and developing and defending intellectual property.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team-building skills, backed by strong communication skills, both written and verbal.


  • Engineering, Applied Physics, Material Science, Ceramics, Chemistry, or Architecture
  • B.S. with 12+ years experience
  • M.S with 10+ years experience
  • PhD with 8+ years experience
  • Experience managing a team, preferred
  • Experience in Industrial R&D.

Position Type

Full time



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