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IT Expert, Environmental Health & Safety and Product Stewardship

Job location : Paris, France
Created moment : 09/15/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04836

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 Expert, Environmental Health & Safety and Product Stewardship

Job Summary


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. 


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.  


The purpose of the IT Expert is to:

  • Contribute to the efficiency and performance of the EHSQ, Product Stewardship Functions Group-wide and in BAs he/she supports

  • Promote and implement IT solutions to bring value to the BA(s)/Function(s) and contribute to reaching its objectives

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


Specific to the domain

End-to-end IT service delivery to the Environmental Health & Safety, Energy Management, and Product Stewardship organizations under the direction of the IT Manager - EHSQ, Product Stewardship & Sustainability Business Partner, including project management, roll-out and on-going support. Specifically but not limited to Environmental Health & Safety applications such as Enablon, Industrial Quality/QMS, and Product Data Management systems..


Specific to the position

  • Approximately 10 colleagues to work with functional wise

  • Up to 5 projects in a high level follow-up mode, with 1 or 2 Top projects

  • Approximately 10 stakeholders within business and IT

  • Budget follow-up and reporting to his manager


Interface between IT and the Business

  • Develop a deep knowledge of the EHSQ, Product Management Functions/Business and build positive relationships.

  • Educate Business Experts about IT processes, roles, and capabilities.

  • Establish communication processes and channels across business functions.


Business Partner for the Domain

  • Develop knowledge about the IT landscape dealing with EHSQ, Product Stewardship and related business needs

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

  • Contribute to project portfolio based on business strategic plan.

  • Advocate for an awareness and focus on Business/IT strategic plans.

  • Engage with enterprise architecture to develop and maintain multi-year business capability roadmaps.

  • Identify and integrate Business' long-range plans into business capability roadmaps and priorities, as appropriate.


Solution Provider

  • 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.


Budget Management and Execution

  • Contribute to the BP functional operating and project/program budget, and perform accurate budgeting and forecasting across operations and projects or programs.

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

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

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


Service Management

  • Contribute to the training and development options and select appropriate methodology taking into account the individual, program and business requirements.

  • Coach and/or mentor individuals and teams to address development needs.

  • Aid in the transition of EHSQ legacy applications to the Group OT Applications team once adoption reaches critical mass.

  • Supervise the IT delivery and quality of services of the Domain in charge

  • Participate in establishing standards, best practices and frameworks to attain short and long term goals and vision.

  • Aid in coordination and execution of  EHSQ & Product Data management system DRP tests.



Inside Imerys with the:

  • Group IT OT / Industrial Team

  • IT BPs

  • BA / Function leadership and teams on EHSQ / Product Management topics

  • IT Leadership Team

  • IT Project Management Office

  • Experts from other departments (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, Environmental Health & Safety or Engineering field.

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

  • Proficient in English

  • Experience implementing, migrating, managing, and operating systems/applications.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Familiar with:

    • Environmental regulations and policies.

    • Product regulatory compliance requirements: Safety Data Sheets, shipping and handling labels...

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

    • Industry 3.0, Industrial IT architecture & technologies

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

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

  • Has previously held positions as a key contributor, facilitator, project leader, etc.



  • Experience 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 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. Take steps to set the right business partner example.

  • Values each team member & their differences.

  • Communicates a compelling vision & inspires teams to personally connect with and achieve the vision.


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 25%

  • 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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