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Thiele Kaolin Company

Civil Engineer I

Thiele Kaolin Company, a major producer of coating and filler clays, is currently recruiting for a Civil Engineer I. This position is located in Sandersville, Georgia.

Manage and coordinate engineering design, cost analysis, procurement, scheduling, bidding, construction, and start-up of civil related capital infrastructure in a team environment with a focus on meeting end user expectations and functionality.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Five years’ experience in charge of design and construction management.
  • Engineer-in-Training Required, Professional Engineering License Preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and handle different and multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Heavy focus on safety in design and construction. Self-motivated, energetic and able to execute.


  • Proficient in hydraulic pipeline systems and gravity-fed pipe or channel flow design. Firm understanding of hydrology and watershed management.
  • Efficient and experienced in civil related construction cost estimating, project scheduling, project cost analysis, feasibility studies, quantity takeoffs, operational cost analysis, material procurement, and developing preconstruction bid documents.
  • Execute construction through managing field personnel and contractors performing various trades – earthwork, pipe trenching, pipe fitting and welding, etc.
  • Knowledge of soil mechanics and basic geotechnical design and analysis of foundations, slope stability, and earthen dam design. Understand field and laboratory soil testing methods sufficiently to support design and construction.
  • Firm understanding of phased E&SC plans and BMP implementation. Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations regarding environmental permitting requirements related to typical civil projects.
  • Proficient in developing basic grading and drainage site plans. Understand earthwork volume calculation methods.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD or Microstation other industry specific software such as Hydroflo, HEC-HMS and Carlson Civil/Survey.
  • Basic knowledge of surveying and mapping concepts, including construction layout, topography survey methods, conventional and GPS survey equipment. Provide technical assistance through the use of survey methods, photogrammetry and CAD software to support, analyze and design projects.
  • Create engineering design drawings in support of capital projects.
  • Work with other engineers and programmers in a team environment to manage projects from concept to implementation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Basic structural analysis skills using Staad or GTStrudl is a plus.
  • Ability to perform field survey work in support of a project is a plus.

Thiele offers excellent pay and a comprehensive fringe benefits package. This package includes medical and life insurance, dental, vision, sick pay, LTD, paid vacation and holidays, 401K, and educational assistance.

Qualified candidates should email a resume to Please note “Civil Engineer I” in the subject line.

Any job offer will be contingent upon the successful candidate passing a physical exam, including a drug screen and a background check as warranted.

Thiele Kaolin Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thiele Kaolin Company is a Drug Free workplace.

Manager Health & Safety II

Date: Jun 18, 2021

Location: Clinchfield, GA, US, 31013

Company Overview

Founded in 1906, over the last 110+ years' CEMEX has grown into a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  Here at CEMEX we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, vacation or paid time off,  employee assistance program and retirement plan options, along with over a century of stability to build your next career on! To learn more about our company culture and why you should join us, visit us at For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at

Job Summary

Responsible for the implementation and management of site-specific, comprehensive Health and Safety programs throughout assigned locations.The comprehensive Health and Safety program will be defined by the parameters of the global CEMEX, Inc. Health and Safety Department, and CEMEX, Inc. Health and Safety programs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work to instill Zero4Life as the fundamental driver to an injury free workplace.
  • Identify best practices and develop comprehensive, site-specific Health and Safety policies and procedures that drive a zero injury and zero preventable vehicle incident culture.
  • Identify best practices and develop and implement comprehensive, site-specific Health and Safety policies.
  • Provide technical advice, coaching and guidance on Health and Safety training programs to address regulatory requirements and site-specific operational and safety concerns.
  • Work with DOT, FMCSA, MSHA, OSHA and other pertinent federal and state regulatory agencies to manage regulatory compliance.
  • Assist operations in conducting incident investigations and root cause analysis when incidents occur and ensure corrective actions are put in place to prevent recurrence.
  • Consult and guide Management with the systems to manage injured employees through the transitional return to work process.
  • Participate in  Division Health & Safety Management Systems audits and assist in follow up actions.


  • 4 year degree or 3 - 5 years experience in health and safety management, operations management or other related position
  • Safety certifications (CSP, CIH, CMSP, CDS, etc.) a plus
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies such as DOT, OSHA, and MSHA
  • 4-year degree or 3-5 years’ experience in health and safety management, operations management or other related position.
  • Safety certifications (CSP, CIH, CMSP, CDS, etc.) a plus.
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies such as DOT, OSHA, and MSHA.  Extensive knowledge of FMCSA regulations preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Team oriented with ability to work independently, as a self-starter.
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making ability through performance, assessment and interview process is required.

Working Conditions

  • Continuous exposure to extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme noise, and working outdoors
  • Must wear protective equipment while at the location 

Physical Requirements

  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing to a significant degree
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently
  • Job involves sitting most of the time, but also involves walking or standing for brief periods of time 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, in order to communicate to employees/visitors as well as function safely around heavy rolling equipment   
  • Must be able to perform all job functions which include, but may not be limited to, pushing, turning, and/or pulling of controls 

Legal Notices

CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.

CEMEX will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.

CEMEX is an E-Verify participating employer.

Arizona Smoke-Free Act.  CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona’s Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-601.01). Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.

EEO Statement - En Español

CEMEX es una institución EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acción afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientación sexual, información genética, identidad de género, o expresión de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.

Employment Opportunity – Safety Manager

Thiele Kaolin Company, a world leader in kaolin production located in Sandersville, GA, is seeking a Safety Manager.


  • Develop Safety objectives and goals with the Top Management Team through the President’s Safety Team.
  • Periodically review all updates from MSHA to ensure the company remains in full compliance with regulations.
  • Participate in and provide oversight and guidance to the Plant Safety Steering Committees each month to stay focused on achieving the safety objectives.
  • Ensure all safety policies, procedures, and protocols are effectively implemented throughout the company.
  • Establish programs and policies to ensure compliance for industrial hygiene requirements.
  • Develop and administer training as appropriate. Manage and maintain employee safety training records.
  • Work with Supervisors on incident investigations.
  • Assist all departments with implementation of safety rules and regulations.
  • Participate in MSHA Site Inspections, ensuring sufficient and effective resources are assigned to accompany MSHA during the inspections.
  • Manage all workers’ compensation claims from reporting to final closure.
  • Provide oversight for each plant’s monthly Area Safety Assessment Teams.
  • Maintain the SDS 3E system by ensuring all new SDSs are entered and all SDSs are up to date and valid.
  • Provide oversight for Thiele Kaolin subsidiaries’ safety programs and compliance.
  • Submit MSHA reports in a timely manner.


  • Business or Technical Degree with five or more years in MSHA or OSHA standards required.
  • Certified Safety Professional or similar preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; effective and dynamic training skills.
  • Ability to build trust, build purposeful relationships, and effectively motivate all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent organizational and observation skills.
  • Ability to establish goals, develop an execution plan, and implement change as needed to achieve the goals.
  • Ability to identify & mitigate hazards.

Thiele offers excellent pay and a comprehensive fringe benefits package. This package includes medical and life insurance, dental, vision, sick pay, LTD, paid vacation and holidays, 401K, and educational assistance.

Qualified candidates should email a resume to Please note “Safety Manager” in the subject line.

Any job offer will be contingent upon the successful candidate passing a physical exam, including a drug screen and a background check as warranted.

Thiele Kaolin Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Thiele Kaolin Company is a Drug Free Workplace.

Class A / Class B Drivers, Arcilla Mining

Job Description: Perform a variety of routine and complex transportation of materials to various location sites.
Job Type: Full-time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform all required pre-shift safety inspection of vehicle per DOT & Arcilla requirements.
  • Operation of hauling trucks on and off public highways.
  • Must be able to determine whether the cargo he/she transports (including baggage in a passenger-carrying motor vehicle) has been properly located, distributed, and secured in or on the motor vehicle.
  • Must be familiar with the methods and procedures for securing cargo in or on the motor vehicle he/she drives.
  • Accurately complete and turn in daily hauling report and weight tickets.
  • Ability to complete equipment inspections and log books per DOT regulations.
  • Ability to read and write description of mechanical problems and repairs.
  • Perform all work in accordance with Arcilla Trucking’s environmental and safety policies.
  • Perform inspections and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or repairs to supervisor or truck shop.
  • Review all cab controls and indicators.
  • Accurately record and submit to payroll all shop time, wait time, downtime, and time spent in training.
  • May plan route to insure most economical use of time and equipment.
  • Driver’s daily schedule is 6:30am – 4:30pm unless changed by the Fleet Manager.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ability to climb, kneel, stoop, bend, reach, pull and lift.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to drive a commercial truck in off road bumpy conditions daily.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Agility and strength to climb on and off truck using 3-points of contact.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work with fuel, dust, lubricants and solvents.
  • Dexterous use of both hands and feet.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • One (1) year of tractor-trailer driving experience.
  • Preferred TWIC Card

Position Requirements

  • Valid Class A Commercial Drivers License
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with safety rules, policies, and procedures with the intent to maintain a safe working environment. Report all safety incidents, accidents or injuries to supervisor immediately.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled safety meetings.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks, work independently, and possess strong verbal communication skills.
  • Must understand and comply with Personal Protective Equipment requirements for work area.

Job Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 21
  • Applicants must hold a Class A/CDL driving license

Job details

  • Transportation & distribution

Job salary and benefits

  • Working days vary between weekdays and Saturday
  • Normal work shifts: First (day)
  • The hours for this role are Full-time, Permanent
  • Hourly "Non-exempt" position
  • Leave benefits include Paid holidays, Vacation/paid time off, Sick and Medical
  • Retirement benefits include 401K
  • Insurance benefits include Dental, Health, Life and Vision
  • Miscellaneous benefits include Clothing/Uniform

Job recruitment information

How to apply?
Log in to Employ Georgia/Career and submit your resume at
Email resume to
Mail resume to Arcilla Mining & Land Co. LLC, 9474 GA Hwy 57, McIntyre, GA 31054
Fax resume to (478) 946-3668
Call for an appointment on (478) 946-3664

Mining Engineer, KaMin, Macon, GA

Department: Mine Operations
Rrports To: Director of Mining

Role of Job:
Uses knowledge of mining and how mining activities impact cost and production, including: overburden stripping, clay mining, plant utilization. In addition, uses IT related skills to prepare mine planning and reserve calculation to support KaMin processing plants and efficiently utilize crude clay reserves.

Dimensions of Job:

  • Mine planning, data analysis, and maximization of all ore reserves for Operations.
  • Work with Mine Supervisor and Operations in preparing schedules, reports, and estimates of the costs involved in developing and operating the mine(s) that supply KaMin Plants as well as inactive mines.
  • Prepares reports, spreadsheets, and printouts as needed to measure productivity / quality related to mining operations
  • Work with and coordinate efforts in the Exploration Department related to surveying and drilling, testing, compositing, and interpretation of laboratory results.
  • Develop and oversee reclamation projects.
  • Provide backup leadership for all mine supervision related to clay haul, overburden stripping, and degritting plant operations.
  • Inspect mining areas for unsafe structures, equipment, and working conditions.
  • Prepare the annual Mine Plan for Operations to include all Company and Contract stripping operations, crude clay haul, processing plant requirements, reclamation targets, and environmental monitoring of all erosion control and water controls on Mine properties.
  • Monitor and create models for crude tonnage utilization by property and tracking charts for the Mine Plan.
  • Write routine capital investment projects (trucks, pumps, computers, etc.), as well as repair projects.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Supports KaMin’s strategy, annual operating plan and budget, by developing short and long term mine plans for mine operations to meet forecasted crude requirements.
  • Develops statistical profiles of ore reserves.
  • Uses mining software to determine the best utilization of crude clay along with competent cut configurations in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that future mining areas are delineated in sufficient time for stripping operations by working cross-functionally with the Exploration Department to define drilling, testing and surveying needs.
  • Produces basemaps and result maps for use by the Mine Supervisor, Crude Coordinator, and/or contractors for overburden removal, mining, and stockpiling crude clay.
  • Assists Mine Supervisor with all activities in mining and testing.
  • Ensures cost-effective mine operations by providing complete, accurate and timely reporting of productivity measures and costs associated with all mining activities, by coordinating purchasing and maintenance requirements, and by recommending process improvements.
  • Support large mine-related projects by coordinating activities of consulting engineers and environmental specialists.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local environmental legislation by:
    1. Working with Exploration and the Staff/Project Geologist, secure necessary permits, and support the construction and maintenance of environmental control structures.
    2. Support all local health, safety and environmental initiatives that provide safe operations in the Mining Department.
  • May have other accountabilities

Additional Position Requirements:

  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures to achieve the KaMin Vision and visibly support the Site Safety Policy Statement.
  • Comply with safety rules, policies, and procedures with the intent to maintain a safe working environment for all employees.
  • Required to lead and participate in regularly scheduled safety meetings to guide team objectives.
  • Ensures that all department employees are properly trained and provides the required resources necessary to safely perform each job.

Major Challenges:

  • Coordinating requirements of mining and production.
  • Coordinating drilling and testing assets with Sandersville and Wrens requirements.
  • Meeting increasing internal customer quality demands with lower quality available ores through selective mining, statistical analysis, and blending.
  • Working outdoors in hot/cold conditions and inclement weather.
  • Walking on slippery and/or uneven surfaces, walking through dense vegetation, and climbing stairs.

Decision Making Authority:

  • Authorize contractors to complete projects including mining activities and drilling.
  • Function in the role Mine Supervisor and / or Crude Coordinator in their absence.


  • Bachelor of Science in Geology or Mining Engineering or 5+ years experience in mine operations.
  • Detailed knowledge of plant specifications related to quality and production needs.
  • Detailed knowledge of mine stripping equipment, mine processing equipment, lab testing equipment, surveying, drilling, and mine operations relative to mine planning.
  • Detailed knowledge of mining equipment, mine testing procedures, plant quality and operational needs, government regulations, reserve base, computers and software, and safety.
  • Thorough knowledge of Carlson software, AutoCAD, and Excel.

Other Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrates effective skills in planning, monitoring and accomplishing the goals of specific project requirements. Includes balancing the task requirements with relevant people issues within the constraints of schedules and budgets.
  • Discriminates between important and unimportant details, recognizes inconsistencies between facts and draws correct inferences from information.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and/or schedule form.· Write clear, concise reports, letters and instructions which others can understand; verbally transmits ideas, instructions and information so they are clearly understood by others in formal or informal face-to-face situations.

Notes: Management retains the discretion to add or change content of the position at any time. The incumbent is required to be thoroughly familiar with the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy and to know and adhere to the company’s Affirmative Action Plan to prevent discriminatory action because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion or national origin.

For consideration, please forward resume to:

Electrician, BASF Corporation, McIntyre, GA

Job Field: PROD- Production, Maintenance, & Technicians
Job Type – Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1902681

Formula for Success:  You Will:
This position will provide expertise to the maintenance team to maintain electrical systems and equipment. Maintains a primary focus within maintenance, but can work with engineers and other such technicians/mechanics/engineers across the site to seek the best practices for electrical installations.

  • Provide direct assistance in the troubleshooting of electrical system problems and initiate the repair.
  • Interface with electrical vendors for maintenance and other related activities. 
  • Monitor Motor Control Center and equipment reliability and performance.
  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise on electrical systems and standards.
  • Work with the Team to generate cost savings ideas that reduce the Total Cost of Ownership
  • Communicate daily with Plant Maintenance supervision and production personnel regarding work tasks related to maintenance of electrical systems.
  • Will be required to keep current on electrical sytems and IEE regulations as it relates to plant engineering and maintenance. 
  • Interface with Operations, Engineers and Production Supervision.  May also deal with vendors and outside engineering resources
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • A good understanding of working within the rules of safety and environmental policies.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You… 

Basic Qualifications:

  •  High School Diploma or GED and 5 years of experience in Instrumentation, Electronics or Electrical field OR an Associates Degree with 2 years of experience in Instrumentation, Electronics or Electrical field.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Relevant experience in Operations, Engineering, or Maintenance in the chemical industry or other manufacturing environments.
  • Experienced in the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of one or more of the following: electrical devices, electrical supplies, field instrumentation, control valves, process analyzers, process control systems.
  • Ability to read and update electrical and instrument documents such as schematics, specifications, control diagrams, P&IDs, and one-line diagrams.
  • Good working knowledge of manufacturing plant equipment and technologies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Requistion: Electrician – 1902681
Full Benefits, Paid Vacation, Pay: $30.25 Per Hour

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional, Gordon, GA

Active Minerals International, LLC (AMI) focuses on innovative industrial mineral solutions for today’s technologically advanced world.  We are an award winning, environmentally responsible company, dedicated to reserving resources, reclaiming mined land and leaving the Earth a better place.  AMI is the largest supplier of air float kaolin and gel quality attapulgite.  Its vision, mission and values are based on the core values of integrity, innovation, teamwork, and execution. 

We are looking for a senior level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) professional to perform these key functions at our Gordon, GA facility and mines.  If you have strong technical, organizational and interpersonal skills, past personal success and a commitment to protecting employees and the environment from harm, please apply today!   

In addition to a great working environment, AMI offers an excellent total compensation package which includes:

• Medical/Prescription & Dental  
• 401k Plan including an Employer Match, up to 6%
• Short & Long term disability
• Group term life
• Voluntary Vision
• Voluntary life
• Paid holidays
• Paid Time Off
• Tuition/Certification Reimbursement
• Employee Assistance Programs
• Travel/Medical Assistance
• Free parking
• Leadership Development
• Other great perks

Position Summary:
Develop, implement and maintain company policies adhering to local, state, and federal EHS regulations. Participate in the design/development of facilities, work areas and work procedures. Responsible for developing and delivering EHS training. Ensure all compliance and training records are organized and maintained. Keep current on changes to regulations that impact the company.

Essential Functions:
• Implements and evaluates corporate EHS programs, policies, and procedures
• Ensures organization complies with current federal, State and local regulations
• Audits the organization’s facilities, equipment, procedures, training, and recordkeeping to identify areas of improvement
• Develops and implements EHS training programs
• Engages with cross functional team members at all levels to achieve results
• Conducts regular safety meetings for all shifts
• Conducts accident investigations; identifies root causes and recommends corrective actions
• Ensures compliance tasks are resolved promptly; maintains work order system
• Participates in agency regulatory inspections and responds to agency inquiries
• Generates reports; maintains EHS spreadsheets and systems
• Assists in mentoring and professional development of the team
• Adheres to all QMS procedures and documentation as applicable to position and department, and as required by ISO
• Performs other duties and projects as assigned

Job Requirements and Skill Sets:
1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and/or equivalent certification(s) plus experience
2. 7 years of relevant experience, preferably in mining/manufacturing
3. EHS certifications helpful: MSP, CMSP, ASP, OHST, MSHA Instructor, 30 hour OSHA General Industry, Visual Emissions Evaluator
4. Working knowledge of OSHA/MSHA standards
5. Familiarity with reference standards ACGIH / ANSI / NIOSH / NFPA / NEC / OSHA
6. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships and facilitate learning
7. Public speaking skills
8. Proficiency with computer applications and Microsoft products
9. Valid driver’s license required

Working Conditions/Environment:
Work is split between an office setting, production environment, and field locations. Occasional domestic travel required. Able to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop and climb up to 70 feet.  Able to lift, pull, push and carry up to 40 pounds.  Manual dexterity required for operation of a computer keyboard.  Respirator Fit Test is required at hire and annually; no facial hair can interfere with the seal of the respirator at pre-hire and annual fit test screening. Vision and a sense of hearing are also required.

Work Environment/Safety

Decision Making/Judgment
Personal Organization
Sense of Urgency

Please visit to apply.

“Active Minerals International is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, race, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.”

Purchasing Manager

LOCATION: Sandersville, GA or Roswell, GA

Imerys is a Paris based global leader with 18,000 employees, located in 50 countries, with 21 Regional labs, 250 Industrial Facilities, 8 Major R&D Centers, and 300 Scientists & Technologist. Imerys transforms minerals into thousands of high value specialty products essential for our customers' products that are used every day.

Plan and execute purchasing and procurement strategies. Work closely with all levels of management to determine needs, develop strategies, and provide procurement sources in support of those needs. Optimize the
supplier base into a select group of proven high-quality strategic suppliers that meet or exceed expectations of the end-user.

Develop procurement strategy for major categories of spend including: Energy – Natural Gas and Electricity Agreements, Contract/General Labor – production, mechanical/electrical maintenance, Packaging - pallets, bags, Chemicals, fuel, and all other MRO supplies.

  • Monitor and analyze trends in spending and inventory control in order to make recommendations for the future and to identify areas of possible savings
  • Identify savings targets, develop plans, utilize staff to achieve goals and measure the results towards budget.
  • Select suppliers, assesses vendor capabilities, develops alternate sources, and evaluates vendor performance in order to secure cost-effective sources for products and services.
  • Negotiate purchase price, terms, delivery methods (prepaid vs. collect), and warranties for products and services for all key suppliers and/or contractors.
  • Effectively develop and manage personnel and communicate procurement strategies to team members in remote locations in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Assures department records are maintained and purchases are followed up or expedited when required. Department records include price histories to provide information on price variances.
  • Participate in global supply chain initiatives.


  • Excellent presentation and supplier negotiation skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Budgeting, inventory, and cost management skills
  • Ability to effectively manage others
  • Ability to standardize ‘best practices” throughout the organization


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Related Field
  • 5+ years of experience in Purchasing with progressive responsilities
  • Strong Computer skills: MS Office suite & ERP

IMERYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer F/M/IWD/PV


*This Position is Not Open to Agencies*

Purchasing Category Lead (chemicals, etc)

LOCATION: Sandersville, GA

Imerys is a Paris based global leader with 18,000 employees, located in 50 countries, with 21 Regional labs, 250 Industrial Facilities, 8 Major R&D Centers, and 300 Scientists & Technologist. Imerys transforms minerals into thousands of high value specialty products essential for our customers' products that are used every day.

This role is responsible for leading the procurement function for the Chemical category. Lead and facilitate all contract work for this Division of Imerys NA. In addition, will be the purchasing project manager
for joint ventures between North America and global initiatives.


  • Responsible for sourcing major chemicals and other categories as defined by manager. Manages qualification process for unqualified material, RFQ process for all chemicals, and negotiation with suppliers to be followed through with the completion of the contract process.
  • Interacts with accounting, operations and other departments to provide detailed forecast data by chemical.
  • Assists in the budgeting process for chemicals. Reports monthly PPV analysis and quarterly review process.
  • Selects vendors, assesses vendor capabilities, develops and qualifies alternate sources, manages and evaluates supplier performance, negotiates price and delivery.
  • Understands and interprets current and future market conditions, risks, and opportunities for chemical categories to determine the appropriate acquisition and negotiation strategies. Recommend and plans sourcing strategies.
  • Manages the working capital targets in order to meet overall inventory goals.


  • Excellent presentation and contract negotiation skills required
  • Market analysis such as market trends and forecasting skills required


  • Bachelor degree in business or related field
  • At least 3-8 years of experience in purchasing with progressive responsibilities
  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Strong Computer skills required
  • Travel required, 25% , occasionally greater than 25%

IMERYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer F/M/IWD/PV


*This Position is Not Open to Agencies*

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