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Industrial Improvement Project & PMO Director

Job location : Paris, France
Created moment : 12/13/2021 - 01:00
Job reference : REQ - 05144

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

Industrial Improvement Project & PMO Director

Job Summary

Job  Scope

Reporting directly to the Group Industrial Improvement VP, the successful candidate will be in

charge of managing the Project Management Office of the I-Cube (Imerys Industrial Improvement) program. The I-cube program is a worldwide Continuous Improvement Initiative that Imerys rolled out in June 2014.

Job Summary

  • Be part of the central ICube team, globally strategizing, developing and implementing the future and path forward of the ICube journey

  • Lead ideation, development and implementation of practices and digital/non digital based working tools to improve capabilities of managers and employees across Imerys OPS

  • Collaborate and work closely with all organizational levels, from Senior Managers, to shop floor and vendors/suppliers

  • Supervise and perform PMO tasks for the I–Cube program including hands on project management (resources, planning, deployment..), design and spread information, training, presentations, etc to support I-cube progress, using all the Imerys Group web based systems. 

  • Develop and manage learning path, e-learnings, certifications and overall capability building of the ICube community (including managers and employees) of all different (relevant) functions (manufacturing, SC, maintenance, engineering, quality etc.)

  • Direct management of 2-3 engineers (based in India) supporting above mentioned activities

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and shape strategy level activities supporting development of the ICube journey path forward for Imerys Operations

  • Hands on support on ICube implementation for OPS sites across the globe. Collaborating with site and above site functions

  • Lead and facilitate ICube related global and local projects of Lean, LSS and Industry 4.0 nature

  • Perform on-site ICube maturity assessments followed by supporting a plan of improvement activities.

  • Design and diffusion of information regarding I-Cube to all stakeholders (General Managers, Operations Director, Plant Managers). 

  • Develop and implement a communication plan to stimulate the I-Cube program.

  • Deployment of new web-based tools (project management tools for example) within the group, managing a small support team in India (2-3 engineers).

  • Training material development and learning path development in collaboration with Imerys Group services (e-learning modules, L&D, etc)

  • Conduct typical PMO activities to support the I-Cube Program such as global deployment planning, resources allocation, reporting to the Group Chief Industrial Officer, document sharing etc.

  • Networks and intranet communities’ animation (site managers, maintenance, process etc.) to stimulate good practice sharing. In particular, animation of a community of ~50 ICube managers

  • Facilitate seminars and various cross functional meetings for various populations (Site Managers, ICube Managers etc.) digital or live.

  • Set up benchmarking indicators between sites and divisions across the group. 

Skills and Attributes Requirements

  • Vast knowledge in Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, Industry 4.0

  • Leader of digital/IOT implementation projects, AA/ML/AI is a plus

  • Proven ability to work in a global matrix organization

  • Proven track record of working with Senior & non-Senior Management.

  • Project management skills, organized, time conscious, result oriented, etc 

  • Analytical/synthesis skills, structured, able to “connect the dots” 

  • Influencer, communicator, strong advocate of CI

  • Autonomous, creative, rigorous

  • Team player, ability to work in multi-cultural and geographical environment

  • Influencer and great communicator

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (and Google suite a +) and strong skills in learning new IT tools.

  • Fluent in English (any other languages appreciated)

Education/Experience Requirements

  • B. Sc. in Engineering or Equivalent technical degree (university)

  • Certified LSS Green/Black belt

  • Over 10 years of experience as OPEX/CI global manager and Operations manager (preferably as plant or site manager)

  • OPEX/CI global program management experience 

Personal requirements

  • Ability to travel at least 50% of the time (post Covid)

  • Position based in Paris (Imerys Headquarters) or any Imerys site in Europe 

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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