Port Manager - US Perlite Hub

Job location:
Home Based - United States
Created moment:
May 30, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08300

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

Port Manager - US Perlite Hub

Job Summary

Job Title: Hub Port/Terminal MANAGER

Location: Home-Based, Eastern US


Responsible for planning, administering, and reviewing the operations on hub port terminals to optimize resource use and minimize costs; manages all aspects of a material handling terminal & maintenance. Supervises the unloading and ground storage recommendations & plans and oversees key production initiatives targeting improvements in safety, regulatory compliance, improved equipment utilization, budgetary considerations/requirements & customer satisfaction. 


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

  • Responsibility areas are limited to the warehouses and screening production areas. Areas of production used for processing the material are out of scope, if applicable.

  • Manages all operational aspects of the Port Terminal, including the maintenance and upkeep of the warehouses & equipment used for screening the material loaded for customer distribution, including Environment, Health & Safety, warehousing,  industrial projects / CAPEX, process improvement, energy consumption optimization, and continuous improvement initiatives, in close coordination with Imerys CoE 

  • Ensures products are loaded and delivered on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.

  • Develop the Site industrial plan in coordination with the Operations Director, Industrial Team, Business Planning / Supply Chain, and with the support of 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 engaged in their work and feel valued and connected to the business unit.

  • Change Management Advocate: assess the current status and seek to implement improvement and change in policies, processes, procedures, and mindsets needed to enhance productivity, efficiency, quality, and overall work culture.

  • Work closely with the supply chain manager at bulk terminals (responsible for the logistics and unloading of the shipments) 

  • Manage the BPI terminal supervisor to ensure the quality and loading of customer orders.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Conformance to EHS audit and target criteria

  • Be responsible for safety and health throughout the terminal

  • 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

  • Customer Service targeting on-time delivery compliance of 95%

  • Performance to Budget / ForecastLead production operation of a port terminal

  • Develop and deliver on business plans to meet port terminal commitments

  • Oversee terminal budget

  • Coordinate with carriers on the delivery of the product

  • Led, develop, and implemented strategic and operational planning

  • Supervise shipping process and inventory management

  • Monitor Computerized automation systems

  • Coordinate and distribute products to maximize efficiency


The physical requirements of this position include reading, walking, standing, sitting, reaching, kneeling, climbing, repetitive motions, bending - stooping, standing for prolonged periods, 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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree plus three years experience (including Supervisory experience) OR

  • At least five years of experience in manufacturing management, understanding of a customer-oriented organization
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing

  • Recognized management skills (ability to manage teams)

  • Knowledge of all operations aspects (Safety, Logistics, Quality, Process, Capex…)

  • Emphasis on quality.

  • Demonstrated capabilities of achieving cost reduction and productivity by promoting a continuous improvement mindset

  • Multitasking skills

  • Crisis management

  • Customer-oriented mindset

  • Warehouse/Inventory Management

  • Ability to attract and develop professional teams

  • 50% travel to sites: Baltimore, MD; Norfolk, VA; Brunswick, GA; and Mobile, AL. CAN: East Canada

Position Type

Full time



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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.