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R&D Manager Puratos Hungary

Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic?

Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.

Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 8500 employees in 74 countries, with a consolidated turnover of over €1,85 billion in 2017. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities is what makes working at Puratos so magical.



Position Overview


Based at our head office site in Budapest, Hungary in order to further strengthen our Research & Development team we are currently seeking a:



R&D Manager

 (Budapest, Hungary)


You will develop Puratos Hungary as the reliable partner in innovation in the Hungarian bakery, patisserie and chocolate market, enabling Puratos to outpace the market.

As a member of the Country Management Team together with your team, You will plan and organize the R&D and TQM activities of the company, taking into account both Group and local requirements, in close collaboration with sales, marketing, the Group R&D teams & the production sites.


Key Accountabilities


  • Develop or co-ordinate the development of group and local innovations and product adaptations for all focus customers and customer segments, based on market trends and/or specific customer demands.
  • Ensure both pro-actively and reactively technical support -as well externally as internally
  • Presentation and implementation of Puratos solutions/innovations at customers
  • Training of sales, marketing and demonstrators
  • Manage, coach and develop the R&D team
  • Build or assist in building effective customer relationships with R&D, operations, purchasing, ... 
  • Develop a continuous dialogue with Group R&D and selected country R&D  teams in the context of project/priority management and best practice exchange
  • Manage the R&D cost budget.
  • Ensure confidentiality of formulas and protection of know-how respecting the Group golden rules of Know-how protection
  • Supervise the customer complaint management process.
  • Ensure the accurate and complete technical documentation of our products.
  • Live the Puratos values, vision and mission.
  • Responsible for any other assignment given by the direct supervisor in his area of activity.





•          Extended experience in New Product Development/applied R&D in the international food industry.

•          Experience in the bakery and/or confectionery sector is a strong asset.

•          Academic background: university degree in food science or equivalent.

•          Fluent in English

•          Strong planning, organization & project management skills

•          Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing

•          Commercial spirit

•          Natural fluency in developing customer relationships

•          Excellent team developer and player

•          Creative, passionate about new product development/innovation

•          Strong analytical capability, curious to identify new business opportunities

•          Proven ability to (over) achieve targets




Puratos provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that encourages our people to take initiatives and bring ideas that will contribute to the success of the company. Of course Puratos offers a competitive package (salary, group insurance, healthcare, training…) but additionally, offers you a position that you can further develop and shape.