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.
Continuous Improvement ManagerJob Summary
Continuous Improvement Manager will lead cross-functional teams to define and execute industrial / supply chain/ continuous improvement program to improve cost competitiveness, efficiency of processes, practices and organizations
- Leads Continuous Improvement program deployment across the industrial and supply chain operations by improving working conditions with must haves and generating margin improvementCultivates and promotes a strong continuous improvement culture across Supports analysis of processes and practices to enable safety / efficiency / quality continuous improvement initiative generation, also with the support of Imerys Center Of Excellence and other Business Area Center Of ExcellenceGenerates detailed continuous improvement initiatives across the plants to generate savings with the cooperation of plant managers. Leads effective operational processes’ implementationProvides technical support and expertise to on-site teams for Continuous Improvement deployment and improvement projectsMonitors progress of continuous improvement projects and related savings, including process management improvement, process modification, energy optimizationMaintains and creates appropriate documentation for reports, project execution, and data analysis Provides Mentorship to Operation Sites & Supply Chain team members to support continuous improvement deploymentCaptures and communicates learning to enable best practice transfer within his/her Business Area and the other Business AreasKey interfaces: ensures tight coordination with BA Industrial VP, Hub Operations Directors, Imerys Center Of Excellence
- Bachelor's Degree required, Engineering or equivalent field preferredMinimum 5 years’ experience in Operations Management, with Operational Excellence program management (ideal)Strong Continuous Improvement culture and methods (project management, Kaizen, 6-sigma, value stream mapping, Fish-Bone diagram, BBZ, working capital optimization)Strong Analytical Skills, including ResearchStrong Problem-Solving SkillsStrong Project Management SkillsTechnical / Process ExpertiseAbility to positively influence teams in a matrix organizationGreen / Black belt preferredTravel: 30%