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Food T&I Manager

Erpe-Mere (Belgium), International

Research & Development (R&D)

Permanent contract


La Lorraine Bakery Group (LLBG) is a 100% Belgian family-owned company with more than 80 years of experience in the milling and bakery sector. Every day, more than 5,000 enthusiastic employees create and sell high-quality bakery products worldwide to consumers, retailers, and the foodservice sector in more than 30 countries.

LLBG counts 4 business units (fresh, frozen, milling and store concepts) and represents various bakery product categories (bread, viennoiserie, sweet on the go, savoury, and patisserie), amongst which bread is the leading one. The frozen bread business is situated mainly in Western & Central Europe, and in the Middle East. La Lorraine Bakery Group has the ambition to further expand and strengthen its market position in the bread category. To realize this goal, LLBG is looking for an enthusiast, versatile and self-driven Food T&I Technology Leader Bread.

  • You are member of the central R&D team, working closely with the Production Technologists, Quality Managers and Production Managers in the local production sites in different countries. For innovations & NDP you work closely with the NPD and marketing team.
  • You manage 4 Food Technology & Innovation specialists. You are responsible for the pilot bakery related to the product category Bread. Indirect you lead the local Production Technologists (dotted lines).
  • You manage them in applying the best proven production & quality practices from ingredients, over processes to end products by giving them your professional technological advice.
  • You build, maintain and spread the knowledge base relevant for the product category bread. This means combining scientific knowledge, craftsmanship, and practical implementation.
  • You create training sessions to relevant stakeholders and new trainees on the essentials of the product category.
  • You lead the start up of new technologies (ingredients, recipes, process, storage, bake off parameters) and the creation of new products.
  • You report to the International R&D Director in the BU Frozen.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in bakery technology.
  • Experience in this field within a context of industrialized processes.
  • Experience in bakery or passionate by baking bread.
  • Fluently in English is essential.
  • Willing to travel in Europe 40-60% of the time.


  • Passion to develop top level products and technologies and knowing how to do it.
  • Drive and personality to manage and build relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Experienced in project management: challenged by complexity, getting topics prioritized.
  • Flexibility and agility since you will work in a dynamic environment.


Erpe-Mere (Belgium) or nearby a production site in Europe (Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary).

  • You will join an international family business with a strong long-term vision where more than 5,000 enthusiastic colleagues go for it together and are driven by 5 strong values.
  • We invest in a happy working environment through various sport and team events.
  • You can literally taste our passion every day, through our fresh and innovative top products.
  • You help build a better world; sustainability is high on the agenda within our company.
  • You get the chance to grow and develop in a very dynamic environment. Our LLBG Academy supports you to become the best version of yourself.
  • An interesting financial package, complemented by 1 day home working, meal vouchers, hospitalisation insurance, group insurance, a car and 10 extra holidays on top of statutory leave.
  • You get the opportunity to roll up your sleeves yourself, take initiative and help make a difference.

La Lorraine Bakery Group (LLBG) is an international family-owned company headquartered in Belgium with more than 85 years of experience in the milling and bakery sector. More than 5,000 passionate employees produce and sell high-quality bakery products to consumers, retailers and foodservice professionals in over 35 countries every day. They do so with respect for people, product and planet, because at LLBG we want our company and our people to grow in a sustainable way.

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