Eramet is one of the world's leading mining and metallurgical companies. By joining a key player in metal mining, the development and transformation of high value-added alloys, you take the risk of experiencing intense emotions in each of your missions!

With nearly 10,400 employees in 15 countries supporting the energy transition, Eramet is constantly looking for valuable resources. And for us, you are the precious resource!

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Research & Development Director Eramet Ideas W/M

Position Reference:  43771

Trappes, FR

Contract type:  Permanent


Eramet IDEAS, the Group's innovation and technology center, employs approximately 150 engineers and technicians at the Trappes (78) site. Its role is to develop and implement innovation programs that meet the immediate and future industrial needs of the Eramet group, with a constant focus on safety and continuous improvement, while integrating technological, economic, and environmental developments.


Eramet IDEAS aims to:

  • Create value through innovation for the group's industrial branches and growth projects,
  • Make digital transformation, process expertise, and technological agility accelerators of innovation,
  • Be a center of excellence in extractive metallurgy and recycling, essential in Europe and recognized globally.


The R&D Director is a key member of the Management Committee. You will actively contribute to defining Eramet Ideas strategy and new business model.


You will head up an incubator for innovative projects, promoting value creation and Open Innovation. You will play an essential role as a methodological school for Eramet's future engineers and technicians, cultivating an environment conducive to scientific work.


You will also be responsible for stimulating the development of research programs and maintaining irreproachable scientific quality in all our studies.


The position reports directly to the President of Eramet Ideas.

Location: France - Trappes (Yvelines) - Paris Region.


If you're passionate about innovation, corporate strategy and scientific development, this is the opportunity for you! Join us in shaping the future of industry at Eramet Ideas.



Responsibilities :

  • Actively contribute to the new business model, strategy and development of Eramet Ideas with the select management committee.
  • Supervise and coordinate all R&D departments.
  • Propose innovative solutions within the Eramet Ideas Think Tank to meet the challenges of the new business model.
  • Adapt and energize the R&D department in line with the new business model, ensuring the development of the research portfolio and maintaining the safety of people, tools and respect for the environment.
  • Guarantee the scientific potential of the R&D team, capitalize on knowledge, recruit and develop the scientific talent needed by Eramet Ideas, with a view to strengthening the skills that are essential to the Group.
  • Ensure the scientific quality of documents produced by the R&D department.
  • Maximize the Research Tax Credit for Eramet Ideas in collaboration with the Group's Administrative and Financial Department, the accounting department and external CIR management bodies.
  • Recognized expertise to ensure the confidence of the Executive Committee and Project Directors in the R&D initiatives we manage.



About you:

  • Advanced degree required, PhD in science or equivalent is an asset.
  • Minimum 15 years' experience in R&D management, including patent filings and writing scientific papers.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Mining Operations.
  • An extensive international scientific network, and ideally a good knowledge of the Group's internal network.
  • International experience required.
  • Fluent in English and French.

If you meet these criteria and are ready to take on this exciting challenge, we invite you to apply now.



Our advantages :

Join Eramet, a responsible and committed mining group, for an exciting professional adventure full of opportunities. Reveal your full potential!

  • Attractive remuneration and performance-related bonuses
  • Up to 2 months' profit-sharing
  • A comprehensive employee savings and retirement plan
  • Premium health and personal protection cover
  • 2 days remote work
  • Benefits such as reimbursements for sports and culture, weekends away and vacation vouchers, as well as access to learning platforms for languages, IT development, and why not yoga?
  • A company restaurant with unbeatable value for money.
  • 100% reimbursement of your Navigo
  • An international environment with exceptional projects and development opportunities in a growing group
  • Genuine Onboarding for a successful start in the company


At Eramet, we work every day to be a responsible and committed player in the mining industry, and to improve our environmental footprint.


If you're looking for a dynamic, inclusive and international working environment, join us now for an exciting career! 🔥🌎💼





With a presence on five continents and over 70 nationalities, Eramet is by nature a diverse group. Convinced that diversity is an asset, we are committed to welcoming all talents, whatever their gender, disability, age, social or cultural origin, or sexual orientation. We guarantee everyone support and development opportunities throughout their career.

Présent sur les cinq continents et regroupant plus de 70 nationalités, Eramet est par nature un groupe empreint de diversité. Convaincus que la diversité est un atout, nous nous engageons à accueillir tous les talents, quels que soient leur genre, leur handicap, leur âge, leur origine sociale ou culturelle, leur orientation sexuelle. A tous, nous garantissons un accompagnement et des opportunités de développement tout au long de leur parcours professionnel