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Process Improvement Engineer - Plant based solution

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Our Mission

At Puratos, we create innovative food solutions for the health and well-being of people everywhere. As the global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients, we help our customers to be successful with their business, by turning technologies and experiences from food cultures around the world into new opportunities.


We are more than 10.000 employees in over 70 countries and a consolidated turnover of 2.8 billion euros (in 2022). Our passion for innovation, a pioneering spirit and the unique Puratos culture drive our solid growth and vision for the future This, along with our commitment to our local communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


To strengthen our team in Groot Bijgaarden, we are looking for a:



R&D Process and Product Improvement Manager UHT (Plant-Based solutions)



Your Mission

Your mission will be to support the growth of the UHT-category within our Plant-Based solutions range. You will be able to implement the strategy & priorities for R&D support on process & product improvement in the producing facilities worldwide and you will globally implement UHT-technology through standardization, continuous expertise building and sharing on UHT processing and equipment’s, supporting start-up & improvement of UHT production lines.


What you will do?

  • You collaborate with cross-functional teams to elevate UHT process performance, ensuring the highest product quality standards.
  • You lead UHT-specific quality initiatives, implementing standardized processes, and optimizing production lines.
  • You drive capex planning, validate suppliers, and spearhead the implementation of strategic UHT technology and equipment.
  • You execute UHT-specific strategies for Process & Product Improvement projects, fostering expertise and staying abreast of cutting-edge UHT technologies.
  • You provide robust customer and market support, contributing to UHT product development and driving business growth.
  • You spearhead the implementation of advanced AI/data tools to continuously monitor and optimize UHT processes.
  • You foster a culture of excellence, emphasizing "do it right the first time," customer-centricity, and continuous improvement in UHT operations.
  • You act as the point of contact to support UHT Operations/Quality, collaborating with cross-functional teams for seamless UHT processes.



Who are we looking for?

  • You have a master degree in bio-engineering, food technology or you have a similar background
  • You have a solid experience of at least 5 years in the food industry as R&D process manager/ food technologist 
  • You are a strong communicator and you love to network in an international context
  • Your approach to leadership is one of collaboration and open communication
  • 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 a hands-on mentality
  • You are fluent in English. Dutch and/or French are a plus
  • You are willing to travel approx. 20%



What you can expect from 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.

We at Puratos cultivate an inclusive global workplace, that fully embraces diversity and equal

opportunities for all. We strive to reflect the richness of our customers, communities and society, accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver on our commitments.


You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are key. You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as:


  • Meal vouchers (8€/day)
  • Group, dental and hospitalization insurance fully paid by Puratos
  • Company Car
  • 13th month pay
  • Minimum 5 training days per year
  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work


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