Group Technologist Bakery Ingredients

As Group Technologist Bakery Ingredients you will support the Group Technology Leaders, production sites, NPD department and procurement in various improvement projects and initiatives. You will build and share the knowledge base of Ingredients in the organization. You will play an essential role in our Product Leadership strategy and the main challenges: firstly, high and sustainable product quality at an affordable cost; and secondly, a fast and successful implementation of novelties and NPD’s.

Your role:

To achieve and maintain a high and sustainable product quality at an affordable cost the following deliverables will be required:
  • Solid specification of the main ingredients based on the input of the group technology leaders.
  • Screening and validation of the technological capabilities of the suppliers, in close relation with quality, procurement, country organizations.
  • Screening and validation of new ingredients from a technological point of view in close relation with NPD, quality and procurement.
  • Screening and validation of processes to handle ingredients in close cooperation with technology, production and engineering.
  • Creating internal processes to handle/prepare ingredients in close relation with quality and production.
  • Participation in product quality improvement projects initiated by group technology leaders or sites.
  • Setting up necessary and applicable QC methods for ingredients in close relation with quality department.
  • Participation in procurement saving projects and tenders (as validation of suppliers and ingredients from technological point of view) led by procurement and in close relation with product technologists, quality and production.
  • Participation in harmonization, optimization and complexity reduction projects in the field of ingredients.

To achieve a fast and successful implementation of novelties and NPD’s the following deliverables will be required:

  • Following closely the market in the basic range of ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, margarine, butter) and in the processes to handle ingredients (storage, transport, dosing, strewing, liquefying, …).
  • Validating novelties and ideas with regards to applicability in our processes/products.
  • You build and share the knowledge base of Ingredients and best practices in the organization by capturing, document and train all relevant characteristics of the basic range of ingredients and the process to handle the ingredients. You do this in close collaboration with the Technology Leaders.

Your profile:

  • You hold a Master in food-engineering.
  • Thorough experience in the bakery sector and you have a deep understanding of bakery ingredients and the bakery market (ex. producers).
  • You are continuously scanning for new materials, processes and methods and are searching for best practices.
  • You are able to implement your knowledge on a practical level and to translate it into hands on solutions.
  • Drive and personality to build relationships with all stakeholders involved and the capability to create commitment to implement best practices.
  • Excellent project management and reporting skills.
  • 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.
  • We offer you a fascinating and varied role in which you play a critical role in the development of our products.
  • 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 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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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.

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