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Marketing & Business Development Manager - Board & Packaging - EMEA

Job location : Paris, France
Created moment : 09/09/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04640

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

Marketing & Business Development Manager - Board & Packaging - EMEA

Job Summary

Role ​:

  •  Will have a hands on style to execute the growth strategy in collaboration with Sales & Marketing Directors, the R&D team, the product managers and Operations process team, M&A, along with external stakeholders (partners, customers, suppliers). 
  • To actively contribute to the business evolution into Packaging solutions and towards Sustainability principles.
  • To be able to propose and then position (or take forward) strong commercial market opportunities  

Responsibilities :

Marketing Development & Support 

  • Market intelligence gathering and development (market, trends, production, capacity, competitive environment etc). Define strategies and opportunities then liaise with sales and tech support counterparts on implementation.
  • New product development projects, prepare documentation and actively support technical and sales teams until full commercial launch & required tools

Strategic Project Management 

  • Lead cross functional teams facilitating the execution of actions and to meet the objectives. Prepare and lead regular reviews, including presentations to Senior Management.
  • Lead development projects from inception to success and with significant capex justifications.
  • Delivery on the projects financials (revenue, margin, costs) and timeline

Business Development, building business opportunities & M&A

  • Drive external contact with end users and Brand owners
  • Propose partners for growth in support of the strategies including acquitional opportunities..
  • Identify and orientate Imerys for new approaches to market in development of the CSR strategy

Accountability :

  • Preparing and supporting the new business growth aligned with B&P budget and strategic plans 
  • Lead the projects which she/he’s in charge of to successful completion & actively support other projects as a team member.

Competencies and experience :

Key competencies 

  • Hands on style with good business sense to actively seek and build new development opportunities
  • Ability to manage complex projects and or leading cross functional teams 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with minimum supervision and deliver results in due time, working on the right priorities.
  • Strong project and informal team management skills in order to mobilize the team around the objective
  • Good presentation and communication skills across multiple organisational layers.
  • Ability to build productive internal and external relationships
  • Adaptable to change and exhibiting style flexibility.
  • Technical appreciation to be able understand how our products can add value to the customer
  • Expected travel time is 30 - 50 %

Ideal background/ experience

  • Masters degree level in Science, Engineering or Business.
  • Strong experience of project management
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in marketing or business development in complex products.
  • Experience of packaging and or consumer goods would be advantageous

Typical profile

  • Marketing Manager, Sales & Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager, Strategy manager, Project Manager.

Location : Europe

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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