R & D Manager Bakery

The R&D team achieves, maintains and trains best practices in their industrial processes to produce high quality products: bakery, viennoisserie, savoury and sweet bakery. Innovation generates impact. For the international business unit Frozen we are looking for a R&D Manager Bakery in the central R&D department.

Your function

  • 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 2 Food Technology & Innovation specialists. You are responsible for the pilot bakery related to the product category including the test baker. Indirect you lead the local Production Technologists.
  • 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. 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 Manager in the Business Unit Frozen.

Your profile

  • Experienced bakery technologist with a strong vision.
  • Master's Degree or equivalent in bakery technology.
  • Experience in this field within a context of industrialized processes.
  • Fluently in English is essential.
  • Willing to travel in Europe 40-60% of the time. Location: Erpe-Mere or nearby a production site in Europe (Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungrary)
  • 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

  • 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 a room to take initiative.
  • The La Lorraine Bakery Group Academy will support you so you can develop your career through various training initiatives.
  • We invest in sport and well-being activities and respects work life balance through 1day-week homeworking and flexible working hours. In this function you will enjoy an interesting financial package, a company car, meal vouchers, hospitalization insurance, group insurance complemented by 30 days of vacation.

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