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IT Business Partner - Science & Technology

Job location : Athens, Greece
Created moment : 09/17/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04618

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

IT Business Partner - Science & Technology

Job Summary

IT Business Partner - Science & Technology

Location: Athens / Other in Europe

Role overview

Assess the IT landscape, business needs and leverage IT solutions to maximize S&T business value. Engage with BA Domain main representatives to understand the pain points, the levers and opportunities for IT in the Domain.

It encompasses the creation of new services for our customers through digital innovation and coordination of actions with the other IT Departments with emphasis with IT/OT and Digital Innovation teams. The candidate will also supervise the delivery and/or manage projects, in synchronization with other IT teams , like implementing a co-engineering platform, a Scientific Knowledge Management approach or a Lims, from assessment and feasibility phase.

Reports To: IT Manager - HTS Business Partner

Direct reports: No

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Contribute to the efficiency and performance of the Domain(s)/Function(s) he/she is in charge of, being the escalation and coordination level for this Domain within the BA; and conversely the voice of its needs to the other IT BPs and Services teams

  • Accountable for IT delivery and quality of services of the Domain in charge while ensuring  the priorities of his/her business partner are managed properly by providing solutions aligned with the IT policy and Enterprise Architecture principles

  • Promote, enforce and implement IT solutions to bring value to the BA(s)/Function(s) and contribute to reaching its objectives, within the architecture and the roadmap of the domain

  • Be a prescriptor and advocate for global IT solutions (security, data, architecture, …)

  • Be accountable for IT delivery and service quality through KPIs provided, communicated, discussed with Domain business partners and enriched by interactions with Support Manager and Applications Managers for projects  and other Domains IT BP Domain Managers

  • Partner with business counterparts to plan new joint initiatives aligned with corporate strategy, evaluate proposals, and determine how they fit into business capability roadmaps and priorities

  • Focus on business value rather than solutions to develop ideas, including digital awareness, risk assessments, business continuity, and business capability requirements

  • Provide inputs and follow-up to the IT BP BA Manager about project/program budget in his/her Domain

  • Collaborate to provide the inputs, to the IT BP BA Manager, of the business value realized on a periodic basis and communicate accordingly to stakeholders

  • Manage the projects or actively participate on their implementation, or follow-up and collaborate with Domains’ approved projects PMs to ensure qualitative delivery

  • 20% of  traveling is required following strictly the company's travel policy

Qualifications & Experience

  • 5 years' higher education – Master’s degree, engineer training

  • 8-10 years of functional experience in IT  application, IT project management & IT business analysis

  • 5+ years of experience facilitating the development and implementation of business initiatives and projects, based on management objectives

  • Relevant working experience with an overall perspective of structure, strategy, issues, etc.

  • Sound knowledge and experience of working with ERPs and ability to familiarize quickly with new systems and reporting tools 


  • Working experience within a culturally diverse global company

  • Conversant in French or another European language would be advantageous

Skills & Person Specification

  • Strong leadership with the ability to draw and embody a strategic vision

  • Flexible working hours to accommodate diverse geographic locations

  • Good project management skills and ability to work well under pressure so as to meet timelines and deadlines

  • Fluent in English

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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