Operations Manager - Imerys

14 jul 2015



Imerys is the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry and has operations in 50 countries, with more than 16,000 employees.

Imerys Carbonates Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) is a business unit of 350 people, with 10 sites located in 6 countries. Imerys region is growing, with the acquisition project of 4 industrial sites of precipitated calcium carbonates in Europe (+200 employees).

Imerys are selling ground or precipitated calcium carbonates to its customers in paper and specialties markets (paints, adhesive and sealants, inks, polymers, etc.).

Imerys is present in Sweden through two sites located in Tunadal (near Sundsvall) and Husum (near Örnsköldsvik) and serving the paper customers in Sweden.



The Operations Manager main mission is to lead the industrial activities in the two Swedish sites to a high level of operational excellence, ensuring high standards, targets and delivery of continuously improved results in terms of safety, quality, cost and customer satisfaction.


More specifically the role will include:

  • Ensure the plants are operated according to local & corporate Environment, Health and Safety regulations and procedures
  • Manage and develop employees to ensure we have strong production teams
  • Set and monitor cost/budget to ensure product cost optimization
  • Lead  the operational excellence programme in conjunction with the central support teams
  • Adapt organisation and industrial assets to market conditions
  • Propose and implement investments for safety, sustainability, compliancy and development
  • Guarantee the products and services are complying with relevant norms and specifications.






A solid background in Mechanical Engineering, ideally from the paper-, mining-, or chemicals- industries (Masters degree).



Fluent in Swedish and English; additional languages are a plus.


Professional Experience:

  • At least 5-10 years of experience as site manager in similar environment, preferably manufacturing industries delivering to the Paper Industry
  • Excellent people management skills with emphasis on motivation and development


Personal Characteristics:

  • Result oriented, collaborative
  • Improve continuously and people oriented
  • Powerful drive and creativity to identify and implement solutions
  • Capability to anticipate performance against set objectives and budgets
  • Desire to make an impact. Recognises opportunities and is positive to challenges
  • Excellent communication skills



Tunadal, Sundsvall



Please send your application by e-mail marked "Operations Manager Imerys" to apply@mps.se. If you have any questions please contact Håkan Askman, tel. +46 73 314 09 65 or Esben Colfach, tel. +46 70 820 47 09





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