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Technical Development Manager-1

Job location : Paris , France
Created moment : 09/25/2020 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 03414

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 www.imerys.com

The Position

Technical Development Manager-1

Job Summary

Context

High Temperature Solutions (HTS)/Calderys is an Imerys Business Area which serves three core markets – Refractory solutions, Foundry & Metal flow, and Absorbents.

We combine unique business expertise to provide customized and innovative solutions from our 35 plants along with end-to-end value-added services to all our customers.

Being an international business, we offer to our more than 2500 employees a world of opportunities in our various locations in 33 countries.

We put to work over 100 years of expertise to foster a positive impact for all our stakeholders. Every day we build a sustainable future through teamwork, customer orientation, and proactive mindset.

We are a company where performance is recognized and learning is promoted; an environment where you can grow and fulfill your potential; a workplace where every day is a new day and it is NEVER BORING!

Mission

From HTS Iron and Steel strategy, ensure delivering value propositions to customers and achieve competitive advantage. Enhance the overall customer experience by offering expected product range and competitive pricing.

Ensure smooth interactions with all involved departments: Science & Technology, Sales, Technical Support to make sure new solutions projects are well managed and solutions properly implemented. 

Responsibilities

HTS I&S Strategy implementation 

  • To well understand the market attractiveness by application in terms of actors– size – technical challenges – competition and product value. Understand customer challenges and pain points and be proactive in devising solutions.  

  • To ensure new product application for customer entry and long term customer retention - Understanding of the product application at Iron and Steel/customer end, analysis of the product performance according to the specs, technical suitability of for application, benefits to customer, any other related technical issues , answering of and helping in resolving customers’ technical queries/clarifications, carrying out product trials as required.

  • Develop new and underserved markets by introducing products/services as upgrades to existing materials. Participate in assisting customers in mature markets with product improvement through advanced materials and creative design improvements, as well as services.

  • Active involvement in New Product Development and Innovation aligned with evolving customer needs.

  • To interpret and report the findings of technical work verbally and in writing within Imerys and externally.

  • To conduct and undertake projects in the areas of customer support, operations support, geographical expansion, product development and research and innovation.

  • Collect, interpret and report on competitors’ products and level of technical support.

Go-to-market strategy

  • Define I&S HTS products and services specificities compare to competitors

  • Manage qualification process at customers for new global offers.

  • Act as technical ambassador for his/ her area of expertise in external communication (customer technical training, participation in external knowledge sharing, fairs & conferences, etc.)

  • Technical support in finalizing global solutions recommendation for customers by analysis of technical parameters, relevant tests and suitability to application. Continuous support to respond to customers' changing needs.

  • Identify technical opportunities on existing products to optimize value proposition

  • Identify unmet technical needs of customers and therefore potential new products/solutions 

  • Draft technical and sales documentation · 

  • Perform internal technical training, keeping the team up-to-date on new and existing technical information.

  • Develop and track KPIs to validate new product and services effectiveness

Profile/Competencies

Qualifications 

  • BSc degree in metallurgy,  chemical engineering, minerals related science, materials or other relevant subjects.Master as a plus.

  • Basic training and understanding of industrial marketing, strategy concepts

  • Minimum 5-7 years related strong experience in Metallurgy with steel process equipment experience  

Essential

  • Background in R&D or technical sales/marketing or business development. 

  • Strong technical, analytical and decision-making skills. 

  • Customer oriented - Ability to decode the customer needs and to design adapted solutions

  • Ability to summarize technical project work and to report and present findings for both internal and external use

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance product application and customer needs.

  • Ability to lead projects in a collaborative matrix structure and to  motivate cross functional teams and lead stroke participation decision-making processes in a team environment

  • Self-motivated - ability to lead and motivate the team.

  • English proficiency, additional language a plus. 

  • Travel: 40%

Position Type

Full time

and

Permanent

Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES OR APPLICATIONS TO THIS EMAIL, AS THEY WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. 

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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