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Continuous Improvement Manager

Job location : Lompoc, California , United States of America
Created moment : 09/11/2020 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 03371

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

Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Summary

The Continuous Improvement Manager will lead cross-functional teams to define and execute industrial / supply chain/ continuous improvement program to improve cost competitiveness, efficiency of processes, practices and organizations 


  • Leads Continuous Improvement program deployment across the industrial and supply chain operations by improving working conditions with must haves and generating margin improvement
  • Cultivates and promotes a strong continuous improvement culture across 
  • Supports analysis of processes and practices to enable safety / efficiency / quality continuous improvement initiative generation, also with the support of Imerys Center Of Excellence and other Business Area Center Of Excellence
  • Generates detailed continuous improvement initiatives across the plants to generate savings with the cooperation of plant managers. 
  • Leads effective operational processes’ implementation
  • Provides technical support and expertise to on-site teams for Continuous Improvement deployment and improvement projects
  • Monitors progress of continuous improvement projects and related savings, including process management improvement, process modification, energy optimization
  • Maintains and creates appropriate documentation for reports, project execution, and data analysis 
  • Provides Mentorship to Operation Sites & Supply Chain team members to support continuous improvement deployment
  • Captures and communicates learning to enable best practice transfer within his/her Business Area and the other Business Areas
  • Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with BA Industrial VP, Hub Operations Directors, Imerys Center Of Excellence


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Equivalent

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Operations Management and Operational Excellence program management

  • Strong Continuous Improvement culture and methods (project management, Kaizen, 6-sigma, value stream mapping, Fish-Bone diagram, BBZ, working capital optimization)

  • Strong Analytical Skills, incl. Research

  • Strong Problem Solving Skills

  • Strong Project Management Skills

  • Technical / Process Expertise

  • Ability to positively influence teams in a matrix organization

  • Able to organize training paths for managers of in the hubs

  • Green / Black belt

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.

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Imerys is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Imerys are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Imerys will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Position Type

Full time



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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.

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