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APAC Product Manager-Filtration & Life Sciences

Job location : Kuala Lumpur , Singapore; Malaysia
Created moment : 09/09/2020 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 03295

The Company

Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,800 employees around the globe can thrive.

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.
We can offer you a variety of work and real opportunities to make an impact and be part of our evolution.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at

The Position

APAC Product Manager-Filtration & Life Sciences

Job Summary

Manage minerals in portfolio (Filtration & Life Sciences incl. the following minerals: diatomite, perlite, bentonite) and product offer contributing to the profitable optimization and effective development of APAC assets base by balancing risk and opportunities. Support strategy and projects in region.

Job Description

  • Ensures efficient sharing of information between all stakeholders within the BA and across BA’s on critical issues related to ‘Product’ growth and profitability

  • Aligns product mix and capacities to optimise profitability by understanding key production circuits and assets. 

  • In conjunction with Market VP’s and Business Analyst manage product portfolio profitability.

  • Takes the lead on proposing profit optimization actions including where appropriate translating mine/plant balance issues into business opportunities with known risks. 

  • Support sourcing strategy for the ‘Product’ in coordination with Mine Planning and/or Purchasing. Including ensuring quality is achievable and specifications are based on capability to produce.

  • Ensures organic growth ambition is achieved in line with profitability targets

  • Leads cross-functional projects related to the ‘Product’ including supporting smooth ramp-up of new products from pilot to industrial phase

  • Actively participates in the S&OP process and takes the lead on producing the scenarios within the Demand/Supply reconciliation phase 

  • Contribute to decisions relating to optimisation or structural changes in asset base in order to maintain supply of fit for use product to markets served.

  • Responsible for specification settings, process change agreements and rationalisation of products (including packaging changes).

  • Leading arbitration within BA’s and liaising with Product Managers of other BA’s to manage routine forecasts and availability of minerals that flow between BA’s and regions. 

  • Is accountable for the OTIF and customer satisfaction

  • Support or lead development projects under product responsibility

  • In the event of conflict, to prepare detailed analysis based on availability and profitability in conjunction with the Lead Product Manager and propose mediation based on Product Management Principles

  • Participate in Product Manager communities within Imerys to share best practice 

  • Key interfaces: strong partnership to be built with (i) Operations, (ii) Segments, (iii) S&OP Manager; (iv) Purchasing; (v) Finance; (vi) Business Development, (vii) Marketing

Job Requirements


  • Engineer or Business School

Typical Profile:

  • Strategy / Business Development manager / director

  • Product / Project manager / director

  • Supply Chain manager / director

  • Technical Sales / Senior Application manager 


  • >5 years experience in cross-functional role


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, conversing in other local language

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.

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