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Supply Chain Specialist

Job location : Antwerp
Created moment : 03/31/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04055

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

Supply Chain Specialist

Job Summary


The Imerys Eurohub is considered as a trading hub for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and serves as a logistic platform designed to handle large volumes of different kind of minerals arriving from overseas origins and destined for European customers or production sites.

The established facility handles over 1 Million tons of minerals in dry or liquid form and uses transport solutions of all possible logistics modalities.

The Eurohub team is responsible for the operational coordination of all trading hub activities within Imerys Performance Minerals EMEA (PM EMEA) and other divisions logistics activities.


  • Operational management and coordination of assigned logistics categories / logistics modes and related activities for the Imerys EMEA minerals.  Possible logistics categories include Short Sea Freight, Barging Stevedoring, Storing, Inspection, Road Haulage, Rail Transportation, etc.

  • Assist the Purchasing Function in negotiations with carriers or other suppliers

  • Back up for the Imerys Kaolin Europe and Asia Shipping Manager in operational management of Deep Sea freight  

  • Closely liaise and communicate with internal Demand and Supply Planning Team to fully understand requirements and constraints

  • Financial and performance administration, documentation management, insurance and damage claims 

  • Set-up, maintain and improve system database to manage effectively carrier relationships, performance, contractual and volume commitments, rates and service levels

  • Animate in regular reviews with transport suppliers

  • In conjunction with the Shipping Manager manage and negotiate spot market vessels for different lanes

  • Assist the Purchasing Function in Purchasing activities on other areas (road, rail, wagon rental )

  • Evaluate success and failures to improve business efficiency and secure continuous contribution to the quality and financial performance of the company

  • Operational and administrative stock management

  • Proposes to the supply chain manager the improvement priorities of his sector: definition and implementation of action plans in accordance with the manager

  • Sets up and implement the continuous improvement tools

  • Participation in ad hoc projects & analysis according to business needs


  • Contribute to the On Time In Full (OTIF) and customer satisfaction indicators

  • Contribute to the claims KPIs

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe personal environment and acting safely at all times.

  • Fully supports the location health, safety and environmental (EHS) programs by participating in their implementation, maintenance, enforcement and compliance with company’s programs

Job Title and Position in the organisation

  • Title: Supply Chain Officer

  • Reporting to: Supply Chain Manager - Eurohub

  • Direct reports: None

  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Competencies and Experience

Key competencies

  • Able to express in Dutch/English/German//French, speaking Italian is a plus

  • Tools: knowledge of SAP and Google suite is a plus

  • Strong business sense (understanding of key principles such as contract negotiation etc)

  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with customer services, warehouse workforce and Imerys suppliers

  • Master the techniques of inventory and handling management

  • Knowledge of transport and custom clearance laws

  • Able to generate / produce KPI reporting

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environments 

  • Rigorous compliance with procedures and processes 

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage priorities

  • Analysis and problem solving and result oriented

  • Team player and positive personality

  • Ambitious, self confident and target oriented

  • Reactivity and stress management during peaks of activity

Educational & Relevant experience: 

  • Bachelor or Master in international Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar function

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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