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Business Development Project Manager - Plastics, Rubber, Paints & ACS EMEA EMEA

Job location : Paris, France
Created moment : 12/02/2021 - 01:00
Job reference : REQ - 04882

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

Business Development Project Manager - Plastics, Rubber, Paints & ACS EMEA EMEA

Job Summary

Lead projects involving internal resources and external stakeholders for developing new business for PARP including, but not limited to : M&A, key partnerships, capex, disruptive or complex innovation projects, new business models


  • Identify opportunities of new business in the various  PARP subsegments (M&A, key partnerships, disruptive or complex innovation projects, new business models)

  • Define the right products, market approach, operational set-up, team and external partners  for implementing those opportunities

  • Break down these into tangible objectives and associated sets of actions

  • Lead informal teams and facilitate the team work for executing these actions and reaching the objectives

  • Delivery on the projects financials (revenue, margin, costs) and timeline

  • Act as a primary contact and responsible to manage the contacts with external partners

  • Prepare and lead regular reviews, including presentations

  • Collaborate with other Imerys functions and segments to ensure potential synergies


  • Ensuring the new business growth aligned with PARP budget and strategic plan 

  • Lead the projects which she/he is in charge of to successful completion

Key competencies

  • Ability to manage complex projects leading transversal teams 

  • Good understanding of P&L data and financial modeling as key tools to understand the new business profitability

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with minimum supervision and deliver results in due time, working on the right priorities

  • Business minded and seeking Imerys benefit

  • Strong project and informal team management skills in order to mobilize the team around the objective

  • Good presentation and communication skills that can adapt across multiple levels of partners’ organization

  • Ability to build both internal and external relationship

  • Ability to adapt the approach to circumstances (from diplomatic to unflexible)

  • Good technical skills to understand how our products are made and add value to the customer.

  • Ability to adapt to/ apply Imerys values and new ways of working

Ideal background/experience

  • Master degree in Science, Engineering

  • Masters or MBA Preferred

  • Strong experience of project management

  • >8  years experience in marketing, sales or business development

  • Knowledge of the markets of the markets of Plastics, ACS & Rubber, Paints & Coatings along with their specific technologies and players

Typical profile

  • Senior Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Strategy manager

Position location: anywhere in the EMEA region

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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