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The most precious resource: our people.

Beyond the standards of excellence applied to all our activities lies IMA’s real strength: its people. The people whose unstinting efforts, day after day, help attain the highest standards of quality in their unending search to achieve our goals.

A background in technical studies, knowledge of English, a dynamic approach, flexibility, and the desire to learn and work with a constantly evolving international enterprise are the basic qualities required at IMA.

The areas of the company which have rapidly expanded in recent years include: design and R&D (mechanical designers and software developers), production (assembly and testing technicians, production planners, buyers), the sales and commercial department (area managers, product managers).

Design, Research & Development

In a world characterised by global competition, IMA’s production stands out for its high content of product innovation as well as quality and technological standards. The aim is to supply machinery which can adapt to customers’ specific requirements, with great flexibility in terms of functionality.

Production

A range of highly customised machines and systems demands a flexible production model, designed to keep those operations requiring critical, distinctive expertise inside the company while relying on outsourcers for all other operations. The logistics – production department is responsible for coordinating and monitoring each stage of the production process, from acquisition of raw materials through to completion of the finished product.

Sales & Marketing

Provide the means to analyse the market and competitors, promote new product development, set sales targets and strategies and provide sales support, relying on a well-established global sales network

Staff

This department incorporates all the business-wide areas (Administration, Finance & Management Account, Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Health & Safety, IT, etc) which provide support to the production divisions.

A focus on individuals translates into structured training and orientation programmes for new employees, with the aim of smoothing out their entry to the job and providing a clear, comprehensible understanding of the company’s values. This focus remains throughout career paths, with constant skill monitoring and appraisals in order to plan suitable training requirements, as part of a network of human resources with advanced capabilities.

Internships

Training contracts, internships or “first-hand” work experience: an important link between the world of employment and education, opening new doors and helping young people to choose the career path that best suits their talents and ambitions.

IMA is actively involved in many projects sponsored by educational centers. We promote summer internships for students from local technical High Schools and the Group is also heavily involved  in so-called Technical Training of Excellence (ITS course) for post diploma students. IMA also has general agreements of collaboration with the University of Bologna, the University of Ferrara and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

 

Selection Procedures

In order to guarantee the best homogeneity in selection, the process, depending on the job, is based on mandatory, propedeuthic, preferential prerequisites, together with specific skills and psychometric tests and a specific Assessment center.

Psychometric and skills tests

8 tests:

  • Big Five;
  • Verbal logic test;
  • Conceptual logic test;
  • Leadership styles test;
  • Creativity and risk management test;
  • Autoefficacy test;
  • Grossarth test.

These tests allow a predictive evaluation of the role.

Assessment Center

4 to 8 hours long group tests during which 10 behavioural areas are analysed:

  • Impact communication;
  • Influencing / leadership skills;
  • Team building / cooperation skills;
  • Relational skills;
  • Dealing and organizational agility;
  • Adaptability;
  • Learning on the fly;
  • Action orientated;
  • Priority setting;
  • Problem solving.