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Industrial Continuous Improvement Manager Milos

Job location : Milos, Greece
Created moment : 04/09/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04124

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

Industrial Continuous Improvement Manager Milos

Job Summary

Role overview: Imerys has built its success on employees having a strong ownership of their assets and their performance - industrial, commercial and financial.  With the « I-cube » program (which stands for Imerys Industrial Improvement, our Group initiative to drive operational excellence) we want to further build on this ownership and grow our industrial leadership through a process of sustainable improvement of the performance of our mines and factories.  With this program, Imerys will become a stronger Industrial Minerals leader.

The Industrial Continuous Improvement Manager will lead Imerys’s I-Cube Program in our Milos Hub. In this role, he or she will lead cross-functional teams to define and execute I-cube continuous improvement program in order to improve hub cost competitiveness and efficiency of processes, practices and organizations.

Reports To: Hub Director Milos - PM EMEA

Responsibilities and Duties

Main Missions

The Continuous Improvement Manager is a key position of industrial change management deployment He/She will lead the implementation of various industrial best practices.

  • Deploy and sustains I-Cube program within the Hub by supporting the 2 pillars of I-Cube:
    • Improving working conditions and industrial skills through 5S, Dust Management, Rituals of Management, and all other group
    • Generating margin improvement through cost saving projects
  • Support the definition of sites specific industrial mid-term vision (3YP) in line with all level of industrial management
  • Support analysis of processes and practices to enable safety, customer centricity, industrial maturity, competitiveness, also with the support of BA (Business Area) I-Cube Center of Excellence team.
  • Generate, track, and animate detailed continuous improvement initiatives across the plants based on sustainable savings pipeline, with the cooperation of plant management more specifically around.
  • Lead effective operational process’ implementation at hub level
  • Provide technical and project management expertise to on-site teams for I-Cube deployment and improvement projects
  • Maintain and create appropriate documentation for reports, project execution, and data analysis
  • Capture and communicate learning to enable best practice transfer within his/her hub and the other hubs
  • Key interfaces: ensure tight coordination with Hub manager (direct report) & Business area I-Cube manager (functional coordination).


  • Working conditions improvement: Safety felt leadership and Industrial “Must Haves” implementation & sustainability
  • I-Cube Program roll out as planned
  • Cost savings delivered as budgeted
  • Long term sustainability of savings pipeline of idea
  • Effective OEE improvement (Availability, Performance, Quality) on the field.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Engineer background (preference to mechanical, chemical or mining)
  • Proven experience of 3-5 years in Project Management, Mining or Industrial Operations or Operational Excellence.
  • Continuous Improvement culture and ability able to learn methods very fast (project management, Kaizen, 6-sigma, value stream mapping, Fish-Bone diagram, working capital optimization)
  • Strong Analytical, Problem Solver, Project Management skills.
  • Finance literacy
  • Ability to quickly develop process expertise around our technical clusters (ie: mass balance, thermal balance, crushing, wet/dry grinding, dewatering, drying, packaging...)
  • Ability to positively influence teams in a matrix organization
  • 6sigma Black Belt or Green Belt is a plus
  • Fluency both in Greek and English. Any other language is a plus for future possibilities of evolution within Imerys.

Skills & Person Specification

  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse global company
  • Strong organizational, resource management and planning skills
  • Problem solving ability with a rigorous mind-set
  • Continuous improvement mindset

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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