Ceramics Technology Manager (West Asia)

Job location:
Nadiad, India
Created moment:
November 26, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07699

The Company


The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Ceramics Technology Manager (West Asia)

Job Summary

Key responsibilities:

  • Senior member of the West Asia Ceramics sales and technical team

  • Define and lead the technical support to customers, production units, and development projects for West Asia (primarily India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

  • Lead self and develop the technical support team and the lab on the perimeter 

  • Travel within the area.

  • Manage development projects

Project Management:

  • To be an active member of the Technical Support team, visiting customers when necessary.

  • To define and organize the Technical Support team on different aspects 

    • Identify the necessary resources

    • Train/recruit staff depending on workload – application interest 

    • Define the equipment’s – procedures and facilities in complement with existing ones

    • Support the routine management of laboratory functions.

  • To organize the customer technical support in coordination with the sales team

  • Understand the market attractiveness by application in terms of actors– size – technical challenges – competition and product value. Prioritize the actions to better address each applications 

  • Be in charge of the new product development pipe in collaboration with the marketing/sales/production team

  • Give technical expertise on mineral and applications to support the development projects

  • Interpret and report the findings of technical work and communicate at required levels

  • Understand customer challenges and pain points and be proactive in devising solutions

  • Have a strong safety culture and ensure that relevant company HSE procedures are followed within the department


JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor / engineering qualification in materials science, industrial minerals, refractories, ceramics or ceramics related science 

  • >10 yrs.  experience in ceramics related industry (ideally whiteware ceramics manufacturer)

  • 5 years of leading technical teams

 

Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:

  • Committed and autonomous. 

  • Self-motivated, ability to lead and motivate the team.

  • Good command of written and spoken English

  • Ability to communicate and work with all levels of management & cultures.

  • Customer focused.

  • Organized and rigorous, pay attention to details.

  • Operational experience in production environment. 

  • Some basic financial knowledge for project appraisal. 

  • Budgeting / planning and execution experience.

  • Extended HSE knowledge.

 

Strong leadership behaviors:

  • Lead self: 

Is aware, develops self & is a role model (seeks feedback, takes steps to set the right leadership example, improves personnel performance).

  • Leads others:

Understands the team. Leads, develops & empowers them (encourages & inspires team to come out of their comfort zone).

  • Communicate & collaborate:

Demonstrates strong communication, collaboration & influence across boundaries (leads & collaborates across boundaries, networks to share knowledge & drive performance.

  • Delivers result:

Effectively delivers sustainable results for the short & long term (adapts to changing business priorities whilst maintaining focus on personal & team results, commits to plan.

  • Drives improvement:

Applies a continuous improvement mindset, anticipates future customer’s / business needs (gathers external insight to innovate & drive business performances, challenges the status quo).





 

Position Type

Full time

and

Permanent

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recruiting.support@ imerys.com

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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.