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Industrial Bakery Specialist

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 out of our Southeast Region, in order to further strengthen our national R&D team we are currently seeking an:

 

 

Industrial Bakery Specialist

(SouthEast Region)

 

 

Reporting directly to the R&D Director, the successful candidate for this key function will be responsible for supporting profitable business growth at industrial sized customers by proposing & implementing on their lines innovative concepts and solutions and by trouble shooting specific issues at customers.

 

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  1. Implementation of new products and concepts on industrial lines
    • Participate in the early stages of new developments and the creation of demo concepts
    • Understand R-A-P approach required for successful implementation
  2. Trouble shooting at customers
    • To ensure existing sales or to develop new business opportunities
    • Capable to associate different Puratos technologies in finished products
  3. Business Development support to Sales by :
     
    • Identifying new business opportunities at large customers (prospection)
    • Detecting products at risk
    • Implementing appropriate solutions (existing and new)
    • Making internal and external presentation and seminars explaining benefits of our products
    • Participate in strategic exercises intending to develop our business in the above mentioned products. This should be based on a good understanding of the local market.
  4. Manage accurately all technical administration
    • Build an accessible project documentation by using CRM, formulation sheet template, customer visit template, storage of relevant information, …
  5. Build expertise & network in specialty area
    • Becoming leading expert in the product range by training and field experience.
    • Build around the expertise an active network of high commercial value of customers, machine suppliers, researchers, vendors and the international Puratos R&D community
    • Provide intelligence on innovative raw materials & technologies that can differentiate our products
  6. Assure premium performances of the R&D lab by designing standardized baking tests and respecting the 5S and GMP policy.
  7. Act with Safety in mind.
  8. Food Safety :
    • Report all food safety and quality issues to immediate Supervisor and / or head of Quality and take immediate action as appropriate within the team as defined by Quality procedures.
    • Comply with our food safety procedures upon new raw material selection, product development or modification and sample preparation.
  9. Responsible for any other assignment given by the direct superior

 

 Profile

 

  • Academic degree:   Had a Training in  Food Science, Food Technology or similar - Understand functionality of ingredients / additives and interaction between carrier-filling-
  • Experience (years & type of experience) : 5 years of hands-on experience in industrial bakery, patisserie or chocolate production
  • Languages: Eng (Spanish is a benefit)
  • ICT: : standard windows – min excel
  • Other expertise: Excellent written & verbal communication skills

Mobility: up to 70% to time

 

Offer

 

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.