Industrial Director – Italy

Industrial Director – Italy

Job title: Industrial Director – Italy

Company: Imerys

Job description: 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 Director – Italy

Job Summary


Leads The Italy Hub made of 6 plants and mines with the purpose of:

ensuring a safe environment with 0 accidents target and improving safety culture

reaching the highest customer satisfaction: deliver products on time & within the quality standards

optimizing production cost & improving competitive position


Part of the Business Area Performance Minerals EMEA which scope is: 80 sites in 24 countries – 3700 employees – €1.2b revenue.

Italy Hub involves 6 production sites, 2 quarries, 1 underground mine and 2 logistics platforms. The sites are located in Avezzano and Carrara for Carbonates, Civita Castellana for Ceramics, Corsico and Morgonggiori for Perlite and Rodoretto, Porte and Malanaggio for Talc.

The revenue is 56m€ and number of employees – 170 – 5 legal entities.


Be responsible for Environment, Health & Safety across the Hub and ensure safety best-in-class standards are achieved with compliance assured as per the regulations.

Manages the site or production managers of the 6 plants/mines.

Manages all aspects of operations across the Hub in close coordination with the BA CoE, including:





industrial projects / capex

process improvement

delivering quality expected

energy consumption optimization, and

continuous improvement initiatives (I-Cube Program)

Ensures products are manufactured and delivered on schedule, and within quality standards and cost objectives

Develops the Hub industrial plan in coordination with BA Industrial VP, BA Center of Excellence, BA Business Planning / Supply Chain VP and with the support of Imerys Center of Expertise.

Leads Hub operations optimization to address competitiveness / demand requirements, incl. capex execution (debottlenecking, extension), flexibility and reduction of lead-times, productivity / energy consumption, maintenance, cost reduction / continuous improvement (I-Cube) programs, in coordination with Imerys / BA Center of Excellence.

Responsible for mine balance & implementation of Life of mine plan developed with / by Imerys Geology experts

Participate in the Budget process, Forecast, S&OP.

Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with BA Industrial VP, BA Business Planning / Supply Chain team, Imerys and BA CoE & Purchasing teams, BA Segments, and is supported by Finance & HR Business Partners

Has legal responsibility for several legal entities in Italy (part of Board of Directors).


Continuous improvement of Safety performance (TIR & LTA)

Continuous improvement program/action plan with targeted savings

Customer satisfaction : delivered OTIF, lead-times, Quality and NPS results

Operations population engagement and satisfaction

YoY Net cost reduction & productivity improvement and respect of budget

Mine balance & Life of mine


Education, Experience & Competency requirements

Engineer degree.

MSc in either industrial, mechanical, process or mining engineering

15 years experience in Operations Management and Operational Excellence program management

Masters all operations aspects (Safety, Production, Quality, Process, Capex…) thanks to a solid hands-on experience (~10 years) within a multi site industrial environment.

Demonstrated capabilities of reaching cost reduction and productivity by promoting a continuous improvement mindset

Recognised managerial, leadership and communication skills allowing with ability to manage teams across several sites

Ability to attract and develop professional teams

Multitasking skills

Crisis management

Decision-making and problem-solving skills

Customer oriented mindset

Fluent Italian and English


Large Size Plant Manager

Former Operation Manager / Industrial Director of a Division or Business Unit

Position Type Full time

and Permanent

Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

[email protected]


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.

Expected salary:

Location: Avezzano, L’Aquila

Job date: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 06:02:15 GMT

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