The CompanyImerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,800 employees around the globe can thrive. We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.
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Primary Purpose:

MANAGES THE OPERATION in technical and legal aspects by contributing to the definition and implementation of the strategic positioning of the local organization, implementing Imerys industrial policy and reporting the results, improving technical and economical performances of ITBE on a continuous basis, seeing to the best possible conditions for environment and safety; guaranteeing the continuity of the & ensuring the technological evaluation of its industrials resources, its adaptation to the markets, product quality and developing the required qualification of its staff and ensuring compliance with legal obligations.

GUARANTEES LEGAL COMPLIANCE by covering legal responsibility of a General Manager function in Belgium.


 Health, Safety, Environment; Crisis Management Procedures

- Fosters and maintains Safe behavior and environment awareness:

  • By respecting all relevant Imerys EHS protocols and contributing to continuous awareness improvement. By enhancing a safe and healthy work environment and processing standards, adhering to legal regulations and conducting inspections; by enhancing adequate HSE behaviour in the company.                    

- Guarantees safe, healthy work Environment and organization compliance

  • By enforcing organization standards; enforcing legal requirements; implementing the means allowing continuous improvement of the HSE performance of the company;

- Ensures adequate Crisis Management

  • By coordinating the Crisis Management Team together with the coordinators of Imerys; allocating the means assigned to avoid the risks of crisis; guaranteeing respect of procedures and prescriptions defined by Imerys Group.

- Maintains consistent actions across the organization

  • By enforcing company policies and procedures; implementing and managing the internal communication as bearer of a good social cohesion of the company.

Business Strategy & Change Management

- Defines local Strategy alignment and Development of local Organization within Group Strategy

  • By proposing the local industrial policy alignment of ITBE operation, cascading operational goals and objectives for product, price, marketing and distribution development; driving change and enhancing the maturity of the organisation for ongoing change processes.

Production & Technical Development

- Ensures and directs Production

  • By supervising the management of production, processing of industrial minerals and the dispatch of the products to the customers in required quality, time and volume.

- Ensures technical development of the organisation

  •  By defining the development of objectives, benchmarking organisational results with other organisations; enforcing the technical development of the organisation in line with the group strategy; checking the technical and financial feasibility of projects and operation of development investments in cooperation with Finance, Technical Department and HR; driving the development of working tools and methods to improve quality, to reduce costs and to allow the development of products; Market/ Quality Management/Technology 

- Ensures the Production of Market-Adequate Products 

  • By producing products at the lowest possible cost, thus providing the base for successful marketing; maintaining a close contact to external organisations like universities, institutes, national and international organisations, public offices and authorities, in order to benefit from their service in the technical field, thus improving production procedures.

- Ensures quality management

  • By coordinating and ensuring the follow up of activities regarding quality standards and quality development; implementing and controlling the application of quality procedures and production compliant with specifications; ensuring the relation with the customers for all quality problems;

Finance / Budget/ Cost Controlling/ Reporting

- Ensures financial processes and reporting

  • By settling budget plans and last estimates, overseeing consolidation processes; following up implementation; coordinating and ensuring the follow up of actions regarding finance management: ensuring state-of-the-art methods of bookkeeping, ensuring the interface role with the exterior organisations (government auditor, finance administration, banks etc…) and public organisations (Ministry of Finance, Chamber of Commerce, etc…); respecting financial policies of the group;

- Ensures Planning, Cost Controlling and Budgeting Processes

  • By steering the annual budgeting process for operating costs and capital expenditures for the local organisation; guaranteeing proper administration of payments conform to internal auditing regulations and legal requirements; ensuring presentation of monthly and annual closure files; determining and following up operational costs, by initiating actions to keep costs in line with the budget and correcting them in the latest estimates;

Social / People Management / People Development

- Ensures personnel and social development

  • By improving the conditions of environment, safety and health of the employees, developing the social policy of the local operation; enhancing effective communication between employees, management and personnel representatives;

  • By ensuring the implementation and ongoing use of Personnel Management tools; initiating and following up the implementation of plan provisions regarding social issues; participating in regular meetings and negotiations with the personnel representatives, negotiating with external organisations (labour office, social protection, authorities etc…) on social issues;

  • By initiating the drawing up and implementation of training, development and succession plans; conducting HR reviews and assessments;

      - Accomplishes Staff Results 

  • By communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures.

External Relations/ Community Relations 

- Maintains good relationship with authorities and communities

  • By representing the interests of the company towards regional and local authorities; fostering good community relations by means of formal and informal contacts to the relevant stakeholders.

  • By defining and implementing an external communication policy that responds to the needs of the local communities and in accordance with the communication policy of Imerys; by supporting actions that are susceptible to valorise the company image.

Professional growth

- Maintains Professional and Technical knowledge

  • By reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies; participating in trainings.

Key Relationships:

-          All personnel on site.

-          Imerys contacts including senior management.

Key Requirements:

  • University Degree/Engineer Degree in a technical related discipline, e.g. mining/processing/supply chain/…

  • Fluent in Dutch & English, other languages would be a plus

  • Strong communication & management skills, both written & face to face

  • >10 years professional experience with at least 2 years relevant professional experience in leading functions

  • Masters all operations aspects (Safety, Production, Quality, Process, Capex…) thanks to a solid hands-on experience

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

  • Ability to attract and develop professional teams

  • Multitasking skills

  • Crisis management

  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills

  • Customer oriented mindset

Position TypeFull time



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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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