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Group OT Applications - Project Manager

Job location : Paris, France
Created moment : 09/09/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04812

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

Group OT Applications - Project Manager

Job Summary



Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,500 employees around the globe can thrive. 

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.


Early 2018, Imerys has launched an ambitious internal transformation program to foster efficiency within the group: MAKE IT #1. MAKE IT#1 Group wide digital transformation is reshaping Imerys Digital landscape, encompassing 5 pillars: a set of common language and processes, a global ERP Core Model S4/Hana based, a common collaboration platform (GNOC, GSOC, unified WAN) and a common unified IT organization. 

MAKE IT #1 aims at:

  • Implementing common IT processes and tools,

  • Harmonizing & rationalizing the IT landscape (processes, infrastructure and applications),

  • Supporting existing programs and preparing the future (Industrial, Commercial Excellence, etc...)

In order to enable seamless development and roll out of these new tools and processes, Imerys IT is evolving, in 2021, from an IT with strong regional platforms, to a more global organization, to enable a strategic & consistent partnership with the BAs & functions as well as simplifying and harmonizing the IT landscape.  


We are hiring a Group OT Applications Project Manager that will:

  • Contribute to the digital transformation and standardization of the Industrial Applications.

  • Ensure the priorities of Industrial Operations are managed properly by providing solutions aligned with the IT policy and Enterprise Architecture principles

  • Promote and implement application solutions to bring value to the Industrial Operations and contribute to reaching its objectives

  • Contribute to the definition of OT Apps organization / roadmap

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


  • End-to-end IT service delivery to the Group OT Applications organizations, including project oversight, roll-out and on-going support. Specifically but not limited to:

    • Group Industrial Applications with critical mass adoption.

    • Industrial data collection OPC & OPC UA

    • OT technologies

    • Industrial applications



Group OT Applications Strategy and Communication

  • Implement the Group OT Applications strategy according to the Group OT Applications roadmap.

  • Liaise with the various IT OT and OT BA to maintain an awareness of potential interdependencies with other projects and their impact and to ensure a common language between OT Group Applications and the other Imerys systems.

  • Collaborate with end users to understand administrative needs, resolve issues and meet business requirements.


Systems & Process

  • Contribute to business process, data and application optimization.

  • Contribute to OT Group application projects and application management activities

  • Control compliance between application standards with global guidelines & transversal activities

  • Plan and schedule Group OT Application Teams DRP tests participation for the application portfolio in conjunction with the respective business stakeholders and IT infrastructure teams.

  • Oversee procedures, policies, and technical requirements created by the Application and system administrators.

  • Ensure applications are compliant with the internal audit requirements and accordingly monitor the implementation of the necessary adjustments.

  • Contribute to establish standards, best practices and frameworks to attain short and long term goals and vision.


Solution Provider

  • Ensure project management and initiatives progress, including consistent and effective communication. This includes managing escalation and avoiding risk.

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

  • Be creative and innovative with regards to your knowledge and awareness of industry trends and digital advances as they relate to new opportunities and business needs.

  • Ensure convergence and strategic partnering with the OT team and BA(s)/Functions(s) teams.

  • Support all IT teams to ensure proper support for the BA(s)/Functions(s) day-to-day operations

  • Support suppliers and subcontractors' relationship with the help of other functions (Purchasing, Legal)


Budget Management and Execution

  • Own the OT functional operating and project/program budget, and perform accurate budgeting and forecasting across operations and projects or programs under your area of responsibility.

  • Partner with the project/program/portfolio management organization (OT PMO) to ensure a healthy and well-managed initiative portfolio..

  • Measure and communicate business value realized with the business partner on a periodic basis.



Inside Imerys:

  • Other IT OT Teams

  • IT BPs

  • IT Leadership Team

  • IT Office

  • BA / Function leadership teams and reports

  • Business Partners from other departments (Industrial, HR, Communication, Legal, Purchasing, Finance)


Outside of Imerys:

  • External IT actors (editors, consulting firms, IT services companies, research, …)




Education and Experience requirements



  •  4 years' higher education – Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering field . 

  • 5+ years of functional experience in IT or OT

  • 5+ years of experience facilitating the development and implementation of business initiatives and projects

  • Extensive experience implementing, migrating, operating systems/applications and local industrial automation systems: 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong business knowledge in Industrial environment

  • Have a good working knowledge and understanding of application architecture

  • Fluent English

  • Familiar with:

    • Environmental regulations and policies...

    • IT Infrastructure and cybersecurity principles in Industrial and IT Networks.

    • Industry 3.0, Industrial IT architecture & technologies

    • SCADA / MES / Historian / CMMS / LAB systems

    • Industry 4.0 technologies such as IIOT, Big Data analysis/cloud computing, augmented reality, simulation and robotics

    • Business systems such as ERP and their interaction with industrial networks.



  • Experience of working within a culturally diverse global company

  • Conversant in French or another European language would be advantageous. 


Soft skills and abilities


Leads self & Leads others

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

  • Flexible working hours to accommodate diverse geographic locations

  • Flexes own style to adapt to different situations & meets the needs of others regardless of their differences.

  • Manages own energy & emotions. Takes steps to set the right leadership example.

  • Values each team member & their differences & strives to get the best out of them.

  • Communicates a compelling vision & inspires teams to personally connect with achieving it.


Communicates & Collaborates

  • Ability to drive the changes

  • Leads and collaborates across boundaries fostering an inclusive environment.

  • Clearly articulates own viewpoint & listens to & considers others’ views.

  • Challenges the right things, at the right time, with the right intent.


Delivers results

  • Strong organizational, resource management and planning skills

  • Superior analytical mindset

  • Delivers short term results while maintaining focus on the longer term.

  • Adapts to changing business priorities whilst maintaining focus on personal and team results.

  • Demonstrates a longer term outlook and uses it to build plans for the future.


Drives improvement

  • Environmental Health & Safety mindset

  • Gathers external insight from other organizations & customers to innovate & drive business performance.

  • Looks to find ways to do things better, quicker or more efficiently taking in account various views & perspectives from different stakeholders.

  • Commits to leads & supports organizational change & is not afraid to take calculated risk.

  • Challenges the status quo by questioning the way we have always done things.



  • The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. 

  • Domestic and international travel may require physical effort associated with luggage and professional computer transportation. Hours can be extensive as well due to travel.

  • Travel as required: Up to 15%

  • Plant environments may be dusty and prone to airborn minerals.

  • Job requirements may correspond with reduced mobility situations.

  • 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.

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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