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Operational Excellence Project Management Officer

Job location : Paris, France
Created moment : 02/17/2021 - 01:00
Job reference : REQ - 03872

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and 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

Operational Excellence Project Management Officer

Job Summary


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 16,300 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.

Imerys Industrial Improvement program (I3) is now developed throughout the BA and seen as fostering energies and bringing our plants to operational excellence through working conditions (Must Haves) and Performance optimization. 

The purpose of the RAC (Refractory, Abrasive, Construction) Center of Excellence team is to give support to plants and to drive performance at BA level. 



  • Liaise with champions and local opex all around RAC business (36 sites in Europe, USA, South Africa, India and China)

  • Interact with other support functions (Energy, maintenance, process, purchasing, supply)


  • Encourages Safety culture in his/her interactions with others and whenever on the field

  • Follow-up & consolidation of savings files in liaison with plants, I3 community,  and finance teams to ensure deadlines ... 

  • Follow-up Must have audits dashboards usage and alert on plants in need

  • Participate in preparing and giving trainings

  • Preparing Quarterly business reviews (QBR)

  • Fosters continuous improvement by encouraging sharing and benchmarking (for example by reinforcing participation to Good practices contest)

  • Missions in different sites to reinforce team punctually for: I3 assessments, joint initiatives with Purchasing (STEP) or Energy optimization workshops (INergize), Must Have implementation, ...



Inside RAC 

  • At site level:  I3 community, Site managers community, PPM and CPAs within RAC

  • At BA level: Finance directors, Purchasing central team, Industrial support team

Outside RAC

  • Corporate COE team 

  • Purchasing team



Education and Experience requirements

  • Engineering degree, Graduate position 1-3 y experience, wishing to evolve in the operations.


  • Experience  on the shopfloor (internship, missions)

  • Knowledge on Continuous improvement tools

  • Fluent in English 

  • Organized and analytic

  • Easy communication skills both oral and written 

  • Mobile and ready to travel for missions


  • Knowledge of energy or maintenance fields

  • Good level in French, German would be a plus

  • Basics in Finance and savings calculation

  • Process knowledge


Soft skills and abilities 

Leads self & Leads others

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

  • Self-driven and ability to work in autonomy

  • Ability to convince without authority


Communicates & Collaborates

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Interpersonal and collaborative skills- Ability to integrate easily in a broad team

  • Good presentation and communications skills across multiple levels of the organization, including senior management 


Delivers results

  • Strong organizational, resource management and planning skills

  • Analytical mindset

  • Problem solving ability with a rigorous mindset


Drives improvement

  • Continuous improvement mindset, willingness to challenge the statu quo

  • Ability to deep dive into some subjects while having the wide picture


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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