Technology & Innovation Academy Manager

We are currently looking for a Food Technology & Innovation Academy Manager who will, whitin a very dynamic, down-to-earth and international environment, perform a variety of duties. Excellent coaching, training and organization skills will be required for this function. You will support and inspire a variety of stakeholders within the Frozen Bakery Business Unit.

Technology & Innovation Academy Manager

Your responsibilities are:

  • Further implement and follow up the learning paths defined for each individual (in the first stage local technologists and group trainees in an international context).
    • To be able to make a gap analysis of competences and skills of the local technologist and group trainees.
    • Together with the product & process expert, develop content for the learning paths by co-creating e-learning, self-study, theoretical and practical learning materials.
    • Develop training materials for soft skill development.
    • Follow up rigorously the learning paths and validate the knowledge is acquired.
  • Coaching of the young graduates as group trainees to help them to become an expert or future manager.
    • Guide them through the organization during their first professional experience = set the basics right (attitude & organizational).
    • Together with the experts help them to manage projects.
    • Assess talents and help them to grow in the organization on the mid and long term.
  • Give basic trainings to newcomers (basic ingredients, recipe, process steps and/or soft skills), as well theoretical classroom as practical training in our competence centers.
  • Each year several seminars are organized. You are responsible for the organization of those seminars- content wise in cooperation with the expert but as well the practical & logistical site of it.

Your profile

  • A passion for the food industry, specifically baking, is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: coaching and/or training experience is a must.
  • Strong administrative skills, good ability to plan, organize and coordinate.
  • You have a no-nonsense, entrepreneurial mentality.
  • An excellent knowledge of English is required.
  • You are willing to travel (short trips 1-3 days)

Our Offer

  • You will join a growing Belgian family business active in the European bakery sector.
  • Every day, more than 4500 enthusiastic colleagues produce and sell high-quality bakery products to consumers, supermarkets and the catering industry. This a a unique opportunity to work within a company with a strong vision, that continues to grow and innovate in top 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 homeworking and flexible working hours.
  • In this function you will enjoy an interesting financial package including meal vouchers, hospitalization insurance and group insurance, complemented by 30 days of vacation.
  • Our products take centre stage and you can literally taste our passion every day.
  • Our offices are currently based in Erpe-Mere, and because of the build of our "bakery of the future" in Erpe-Mere, we will be moving to Haaltert in July 2023 for approximately 4 years.

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  • Kristel Dufraimont

    Talent Acquisition Specialist


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!