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  • Post Date: May 4, 2023
Job Description



Under the authority of the Executive Vice President and General Manager, James Bay Eeyou-Istchee, the incumbent is responsible for the development of technical and technological innovations associated with mining and processing operations as well as the company’s various projects. He/she uses his/her expertise to achieve the company’s innovation potential on all projects. He oversees the innovation projects entrusted to him.


  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs assigned innovation projects;
  • Ensure integration between existing and future plants;
  • Identify, raise and manage project risks and issues;
  • Responsible for the various studies and tests for piloting or demonstrating the process;
  • Supporting the development of highly automated factories integrating intelligent operations;
  • Act as the primary technical resource for operations and project representatives including consulting firms involved in projects;
  • Anticipate problematic situations, then support and advise teams;
  • Translate the strategic vision of its sector into a roadmap;
  • Responsible for the process resources involved in the pole’s projects
  • In partnership with various internal and external collaborators, manage various implementation and technological optimization projects
  • Challenge the status quo of the company’s processes and ways of doing things by proposing innovative solutions;
  • Be involved in the development of project implementation strategies;
  • Innovate and support the integration of operational and design best practices;
  • Participate in the integration of technology provided by Sayona’s external partners;
  • All other related tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in metallurgy or other relevant field
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in mining, metallurgy
  • Experience in large scale projects, operational and commissioning experience
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule, the incumbent will have to travel to the Montreal, Chibougamau, Abitibi offices, within Canada and outside the country
  • Experience in maintenance is an asset
  • Experience in the lithium field is an asset
  • Bilingual; French and English
  • Knowledge of the Cree language is an asset


  • Strong capacity of analysis and synthesis
  • Have a strong business sense
  • Curiosity, rigor and a strong sense of innovation
  • Dynamism and professional integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both French and English
  • Demonstrate leadership (management courage, competence and integrity) and strategic vision
  • Engaging and collaborative leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary and process-oriented teams and continuous improvement
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work efficiently on multiple files at the same time under tight deadlines


  • Work location: Flexible (Montreal and Chibougamau offices), telecommuting and regular travel
  • Flexible schedule
  • Annual bonus and long-term incentive bonus
  • Very competitive group insurance and pension fund
  • 8 mobile vacations to use each year as you wish
  • Professional development and training
  • A warm and dynamic team waiting for you

Does this position appeal to you? Are you looking for a new challenge? Send your application now to before May 15, 2023. We look forward to meeting you!

It should be noted that the masculine gender was used in the job description to lighten the text. Regardless of your gender, your application will be treated with integrity and professionalism.

Sayona thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.