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Product Manager

Job location : Roswell, GA
Created moment : 02/22/2021 - 01:00
Job reference : REQ - 03892

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

Product Manager

Job Summary

Based at our corporate headquarters in Roswell, GA, Imerys is hiring a Product Manager to define and implement a “Perlite product” roadmap to align capacities with our organic growth ambition.

  • Articulates costs structure and key capacity requirements for industrial / process initiatives aiming at enabling the “Product” roadmap proposed by Marketing

  • Assesses profitability of key production circuits and assets. Proposes Profit optimization actions

  • Acts as first “arbitrage body” of S&OP processes, in case of misalignment. Escalates mismatches to upper management level above a materiality threshold (TBD)

  • Leads risk mitigation projects as identified via S&OP process

  • Leads main cross-functional projects related to the “Product”, including support smooth ramp-up of new products from pilot to industrial phase; inventory optimization, etc.

  • Alongside Marketing: assesses product rationalization opportunities to drive profitable growth or optimize profit pool

  • Ensures efficient sharing of information between Operations and Segments within the Business Area (BA) as well as other business areas on critical issues for “Product” growth and profitability: new product development, Capex, Quality, Regulatory

  • Conducts financial, product, market, operational research / analysis to support Business Planning function

  • Plays a key role in translating mine / plant balance issues in business opportunities and risks

  • Supports sourcing strategy for the Product in coordination with Geology and / or Purchasing

  • Key interfaces: strong partnership to be built with (i) Segments leadership, (ii) Innovation, (iii) Supply Chain, (iii) Operations; (iv) Purchasing; (v) Finance

Background and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Related area, Engineering degree preferred

  • Minimum 7 years experience in cross-functional role

Key competencies:

  • Strong project management skills

  • Self-starter

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic understanding

  • Ability to positively influence others w/o direct reporting lines

  • Business acumen and Technical appetite

  • Others: strategic thinking, result oriented, concern for impact, good interpersonal skills

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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