Food Technology Expert Viennoiserie and Savoury

As Technology Expert Viennoiserie and Savoury your role is to achieve, maintain and train best practices in our industrial processes to produce sustainable high quality products for the Viennoiserie and Savoury category. You also create novelties and innovations that can be industrialized. Furthermore you build, maintain and spread the knowledge base relevant for the product category. And above all you bring in the passion, the 'fine métier' and the care for this complex and delicate product category, this all linked to our Product Leadership strategy.

Your role:

You will work closely with the Production Technologists, Quality Managers and Production Managers in our production sites in different countries (Czech Republic, Romania, Turkey and Belgium) to:

  • Lead them in applying the best proven practices from ingredients, over processes to end products.
  • Support them in solving the technology related top 5 quality issues by using a focused and structured improvement method (root-cause analysis, action plan, evaluation, documentation, validation), and by giving them your professional technological advise.
  • Lead them in creating new products and when technological change/input is required by using a structured “trial to production” approach and by documenting changes and best practices in briefings, procedures, etc.

Next to this, you maintain the knowledge handbook and create training sessions for relevant stakeholders to prevent re-ocurring quality issues (technology and product driven) or to train newcomers and non-technologists on the essentials of the product category.

Furthermore, you give advice in and lead the start up of New Technologies (ingredients, recipes, process, storage, bake off parameters). Therefore you stay in close contact with suppliers to stay updated with latest developments.

In this role, you will report to the Group Technology Manager.

Your profile:

  • You hold a Master degree or equivalent in bakery technology.
  • Mastering the art of Viennoisserie and Savoury, therefore having >10 years of experience in this field and within a context of industrialised processes (laminatiing lines, RTB technology and food cooking)
  • Passion to develop top level products and technologies, and knowing how it can be achieved.
  • Drive and personality to build relationships with all stakeholders involved.
  • You are fluent in English and willing to travel in Europe (indication: 40-60% of the time)

Our offer

  • You will join a growing Belgian family business active in the European bakery sector.
  • Every day, more than 4,000 enthusiastic colleagues produce and sell high-quality bakery products to consumers, supermarkets and the catering industry. This is a unique opportunity to work within a company with a strong vision, that continues to grow and innovate in top products.
  • You will have real impact on the assurance and continuous improvement of the production and technology expertise in the viennoiserie and savoury categories.
  • At La Lorraine Bakery Group, entrepreneurship is strongly appreciated and there is room to take initiative.
  • You will join a team of driven and enthusiastic (international) colleagues, who are happy to share their knowledge and help you grow and develop. Our LLBG Academy supports and develops our employees through various training initiatives. By developing everyone's talent and expertise, we can all become the best version of ourselves.
  • You will be part of an organisation with strong growth ambitions that also wants to take responsibility for the environment and society. We are committed to meeting today's expectations in a sustainable way, with our future generations in mind.
  • We value our employees and invest in a happy work environment through various initiatives such as: sports and wellbeing activities, respect for worklife balance through 1 day/week of homeworking and flexible working hours.
  • In this function you will enjoy an interesting financial package including a company car, meal vouchers, hospitalization insurance and group insurance, complemented by 30 days of vacation that can be planned freely.
  • Our products take centre stage and you can literally taste our passion every day.

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Job domain Quality & Technology
Contract Permanent employment contract
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What does the application process entail?

Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to talk to you about our expert and management vacancies as well as our open positions in our production sites. The steps you will go through during the selection procedure can vary for each position. After an interview with HR and an interview with the manager, there may be a personality questionnaire or assessment centre for example.

La Lorraine Bakery Group does not discriminate applicants based on age, gender, culture, social background, religion. Whoever you are, for us it is all about passion, drive, mutual respect and talent.

Are you interested in working with us? Then don’t hesitate to apply!