IT Solution Expert - Manufacturing, Quality & Maintenance
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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

IT Solution Expert - Manufacturing, Quality & Maintenance


Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creates 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.

In early 2018, Imerys launched an ambitious internal transformation program to foster efficiency within the group : MAKE IT #1.

MAKE IT#1 Group wide digital transformation is reshaping Imerys Digital landscape, encompassing 5 pillars :

Common language and processes

A global SAP Core Model, S4 / Hana based

A common collaboration platform (GNOC, GSOC, unified WAN)

A common unified IT organization.

MAKE IT #1 aims at implementing common IT Tools for our business. In order to enable seamless development and roll out of these new tools, Imerys IT is also evolving from a division centric IT organization to a more integrated structure with a strong regional IT platform.

Group IT Application implements and enforces standards and policies as defined by the Group. Group IT Application designs, builds and deploys Business Area solutions and applications.

This position is part of Group IT Application organization.

The IT Solution Expert responsibility is to ensure the success of the SAP Core Model project by providing a functional and technical drive to solution components during and after the SAP Core Model roll outs across Imerys Business Areas.

The IT Solution Expert’s prime responsibility is to direct solution design and build, maintain a high level of IT expertise and manage the resulting maintenance and evolution cycles for SAP Core Model.

The IT Solution Expert is in charge of managing the solution definition and maintenance on his / her domain.


The role reports directly to the Manufacturing, Quality & Maintenance Stream Lead

Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships :

IT Competency Centers, IT Solution Experts, Rollout teams, Business Process Owners, Group Master Data & Process director, Functional Heads and Direct reports, Process experts, External providers (e.

g. Consulting companies, Software editors, Technology & Tools for Automation ).

Travel : 5% to 10% during the SAP Core Model project


The main missions of the IT Solution Expert are to :

1. SAP Core Model Design and Build :

Follow the SAP Core Model methodology from preparation to user acceptance

This includes the responsibility of application activities related to business requirements, analysis, solution design leading configuration, testing, documentation, training and acceptance

Work closely with his / her counterpart in the IT consulting companies

2. SAP Core Model Rollout and Improvement :

Ensure close relationship with SAP Core Model teams for deployments across Imerys Business Areas to ensure knowledge transfer and standard compliance with Make IT#1 roll out methodology

Ensure that Change Requests are properly understood and approved by Business Process Owners before any configuration and / or development

Ensure that the Business Requirements are effectively addressed through maximal and optimal standard configuration

Promote the SAP Core Model Methodology across IT organization

Key to the success of this role is the on-going link and close cooperation with key SAP Core Model players like IT Application streams, Business Process Owners, IT Competency Centers and other Stakeholders involved in the design, roll out and life of SAP Core Model.


Level of education / qualifications normally required :

Master degree in Information System, Master in Management degree

Specific work experience :

5+ years of experience in SAP implementation for Manufacturing, Quality & Maintenance.

Experience in a team geographically dispersed (multicultural skills)

Solution :

The purpose of the job is to ensure that the business requirements are effectively addressed with the chosen solution through maximal and optimal standard configuration or development

Internal customer satisfaction :

Ensure the quality and timeliness of deliveries and guarantee the global consistency of the ERP Core Model

Functional and technical skills :

Strong business and functional knowledge of Manufacturing, Quality & Maintenance activities with an excellent understanding of integration with other processes such as Sales, Purchases,..

Have a strong expertise in SAP implementation. An understanding of interface design to external systems such as Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) would be beneficial.

Have a good knowledge and understanding of application architecture.

Ability to lead specific studies / assignments with internal and / or external resources and functions.

Skills (setup and utilization) on SAP vis-a-vis Manufacturing, Quality & Maintenance domains :

Define related master data (e.g. Material Master, Product Costing, Bill Of Materials, Objects, Work Centers, Maintenance Plans, Spare Parts...)

One or several sub process below :

  • Production Planning.
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP(II)).

    Make to Order / Stock.

  • Production Execution.
  • Recording production volumes.

  • Quality Management.
  • Inspection Plans.

    Vendor) Quality Notifications.

  • Reactive Maintenance (Planning & Execution).
  • Preventative Maintenance (Planning & Execution).
  • Behavioural competencies :

    Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels along the transformation journey

    High willingness to be part of group transformation and standardization

    Flexible attitude

    Self-motivated with the ability to work independently

    Strong cultural integration skills

    Ability to listen and learn from his / her team as well as from peers of Group or Business Areas but also to change the current ways of operating

    Strong influencing skills to develop an effective regional / country network and promote effective transfer of good practices.

    Linguistic skills :

    English (Advanced), fluency in one or more other languages desirable.

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