Network & UC Operations Team Leader

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Created moment:
July 15, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08439

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

Network & UC Operations Team Leader

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Network and  UC team is a Global team spread all around the globe, allowing to manage cross regional topics. The Network Operations team leader will be involved  in the operation of the Global Network strategy and will be accountable for managing the high availability networks infrastructure and associate operational services in line with the agreed Service Level Targets.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Team lead

  • Responsibility for direct supervision of Network &  UC Operations team members

    • Leads, manages and coordinates a team of Network engineers 

    • Defines the skills and talents for Network engineers team members

    • Responsible for the overall training and development for Network engineers team members

    • Provide direction and leadership to build process-focused, cross-functional team

    • Manage scheduling, workload and operational work streams to optimize service delivery

    • Address technical and non-technical escalations

  • Develops, motivates, and directs Network engineer team members to create a team environment

  • Ensure proper implementation and procedures appliance

  • Ensure safety culture in daily operation for all team members

Incident and Event Management

  • Responsible for ensuring efficient resolution of incidents & problems through people, process and technology, based on ITIL process.

  • Provide timely, accurate, and effective communication on service impacting events.

  • Work with vendors on issue resolution and communications.

  • In liaise with the IT customer Care team, improvement tickets and  service request management &  escalation process.

Enterprise Monitoring

  • Responsible for the process to effectively monitor all services that ensure compliance with standards, best practices and SLAs.

  • Report on key metrics of availability, incident resolution and service delivery performance, through close Service Level Agreements (SLA) definition &  follow up.

  • Responsible for toolsets required to provide event management services.

Continuous improvement

  • Provides leadership, technology guidance and mentors others throughout their respective technical domain

  • Ensure that the networking system runs efficiently without interruption.

  • Ensure CMDB data consistency.

  • Lead network life cycle management.

  • Manage and document Standards, Policies, Processes, sites architecture for the Network and  UC.

  • Perform regular process improvement reviews to ensure ongoing optimization.

  • Contribute to audit findings, related to network, remediation. 

  • Coordinate monthly clean up process of the monitoring tool.

  • Generates processes to ensure appropriate WAN, LAN, device privileges and access are granted, ensuring data integrity and security is met

  • Work with others to create, develop and maintain business continuity and contingency plans including disaster recovery plans, communication and escalation plans, and emergency operations plans and business continuity plans.

Administrative tasks 

  • Perform maintenance &  licenses follow up & renewal process

  • Have a close follow up on bills and spending.

  • In liaison with Network operation Manager, contribute to vendors management &  relationship.

Tasks and responsibilities listed above are not exhaustive and  may evolve depending on future projects.

Qualifications & Experience


  • University degree in the field of IT and telecommunications systems

  • Fluent english (spoken, written, read)

  • 3 to 5 years experience managing telecommunication engineers and staff

  • Previous managerial experience in worldwide environment 

  • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards, including IP, Ethernet, , Cisco Wifi, Palo Alto firewalls and Global Protect VPN client, Palo Alto Prisma, Forcepoint URL filtering, BGP, MPLS, SDWAN, SASE, …

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • Ability to learn from other experienced team members


  • Experience of working within a culturally diverse global company

  • Experience in cloud networking architecture

Skills & Person Specification

Leads self & Leads others

  • Strong ability to convey related information to non-technical end-users in a way that provides understanding and visibility. 

  • Spirit of synthesis

  • Flexible working hours to accommodate diverse geographic locations

  • Safety oriented and driven, leading by example on all matters on safety

Communicates & Collaborates

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Interpersonal and collaborative skills

  • Ability to proactively communicate detailed information to management, co-team members, and project team

  • Ability to drive the changes

  • Ability to thrive in an international and multi-cultural context

Delivers results

  • Strong organizational, resource management and planning skills

  • Problem solving ability with a rigorous mind-set

  • Superior analytical mindset 

Drives improvement

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Continuous improvement mindset

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.