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Junior R&D Manager

For Puratos HQ in Groot-Bijgaarden we are searching a Junior R&D manager. You are part of the R&D team within the BU Bakery Improvers & Mixes. You will be responsible for new product development, renovation, and assure technical support towards customers, affiliates and internal commercial and marketing department.



Key Accountabilities:

  • Collaborate with our subsidiaries worldwide to optimize the product range, develop new products, adapt existing products and create tailor-made products based on customers request
  • Technical support to sales and marketing (visits, presentations to key customers, internal & external training,…)
  • Train and support local R&D, marketing and sales teams in our subsidiaries on new technologies to ensure their competence in the bakery field
  • Be the point of contact to support countries
  • Contribute to the development & launch of breakthrough innovations
  • Ensure that all technical data linked to products (data sheet, declaration, formulas) are always accurate; ensure confidentiality on formulas and know-how
  • Be part of a dynamic Business Unit team, and specifically bakery R&D team
  • Manage quality of the developed products in close interaction with QA



Who are we looking for?

  • You have a Master’s degree in Food Technology or Bachelor's degree with similar level through work experience
  • You have 0-2 years of experience in product development/applications specialist in the bakery industry or similar
  • You have a good understanding of the market needs with strong international communication and networking skills
  • You are able to work in a matrix organization and to create impact in a non-hierarchical setting
  • You have a passion for food and hands-on mentality
  • You are fluent in English. Any other language is a plus.
  • You are willing to travel occasionally (10%)



Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative. A great work environment with lots of challenges is what you can expect:


  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • Training and career opportunities to build your career within our company


You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits.


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Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?

Puratos is a growing, international, Belgian family business with a team of more than 9000 employees worldwide. Since 1919, we have been developing, producing and distributing innovative ingredients for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors and helping our customers to be successful. We are committed to the health and well-being of people and protecting the planet.


Are you looking for the right recipe for your career? Choose Puratos, a Top Employer in Belgium.