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R&D Manager Bakery

Kladno (Czech Republic)

Research & Development (R&D)

Permanent contract


Do you want to work in a global company where you can contribute to the creation of novelties and breakthrough bakery innovations?

Can you bring in the passion and set ambitious goals to achieve the best quality products?

Then you might be interested in this job opportunity.

Your tasks:

  • 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 based in Belgium.

Your profile:

  • 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.
  • Fluency 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.

Our offer:

  • In this function you will enjoy an interesting financial package, a company car, meal vouchers and other benefits.
  • An interesting career opportunity within a well-established growing and ambitious Belgian family business active in the European bakery sector.
  • You will have real impact on the assurance and continuous improvement of the production and technology experience.
  • Entrepreneurship is strongly appreciated and there is room to take initiative. The La Lorraine Bakery Group Academy will support you so you can develop your career through various training initiatives.
  • Taking care of their employees La Lorraine Bakery Group invests in sport and well-being activities and respects work life balance through 1day/week homeworking and flexible working hours.

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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"We invest in quality and sustainability."

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