Calderys - APAC Operations Excellence Manager
Ping Tung Hsien,

The Company

Imerys 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 17,500 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.

We can offer you a variety of work and real opportunities to make an impact and be part of our evolution.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at

The Position

Calderys - APAC Operations Excellence Manager

Work assignments

  • Assess the performance of the APAC plants regarding any given referential, typically maturity of management organization, process, equipment adequacy and efficiency, maintenance, housekeeping and dust management, quality, etc.
  • Work with the plant management, and agreement of his Manager, to determine and justify the priorities.
  • Elaborate and coordinate any relevant action plan to deal with the priorities.
  • Role includes :
  • To be involved in each agreed action,
  • Train the members in the use of lean techniques and help in training others to train,
  • Agree the actions and follow their implementation
  • Measuring the success of the action plan
  • Check the sustainability of the new processes.
  • Ensure EHS procedures are fully included in the scope
  • To help to identify and train future OPEX champions
  • Check in due time the status of work group results, push them to analyze further and achieve their goals
  • Share the opportunities with the OPEX teams and roll out best practices.
  • Report progress and resource needs to his / her manager
  • Ensure safety rules are being applied within the plants
  • Required education

    Master s degree in metallurgy, materials science or other applicable engineering field from a major university, an MBA or equivalent is preferable.

    Required experience and knowledge

  • Good knowledge and experience of using of lean management techniques preferred.
  • Professional with a background of some 5 years in an industrial site solid technical basic skills, even scholar, enabling him to understand all aspects of industrial life.
  • Field production experience
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplined teams
  • Open minded, experience in multi-cultural environments desirable
  • Problem solving
  • Oral and written communication - internal / external contacts
  • Planning
  • Negotiation and arbitration
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Ability to training : able to explain concepts, help people without substituting himself, able to make concrete feed-back to encourage improvements
  • English proficiency, Mandarin as a strong plus
  • Qualifying experience and knowledge

  • Proven capacity to build network of relationships
  • Experience in high-value industrial products, candidate from auto industry is preferred
  • Personal / functional qualities

  • Geographical mobility required indication of 50% travel or time spent outside base location.
  • Preferably open to a longer mission abroad (4-6 weeks)
  • Permanent

    Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox :


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