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R&D Manager Bakery Improvers & Mixes

For Puratos HQ in Groot-Bijgaarden we are searching a R&D manager. You are part of the R&D team within the BU Bakery Improvers & Mixes. You will be responsible to develop & innovate on Bakery R&D activities and assure the technical support towards customers and internal commercial and marketing department.



Key Accountabilities:

Support to countries in collaboration with the Product Managers & Business Development Managers

  • 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
  • Support the implementation of international marketing plans and strategies related to bakery products, in collaboration with regional teams
  • Train and support the local R&D, Marketing and sales teams in our subsidiaries on new techniques and skills to ensure their competence in the bakery field
  • Ensure information dispatch (articles, results of test baking center, …) to local R&D Managers
  • Organize technical seminars in Belgium (bread faculty) or in regions


Support to designated large accounts in collaboration with the Business Development Managers

  • Ensure technical support at customers
  • Technical support to sales & marketing (visits, presentations to key customers, internal & external training,…)
  • Follow-up monthly the improvers & mixes for a designated large account


Applied R&D and innovation

  • Contribute to the development & launch of break through innovations and drive implementation of innovations in the markets
  • Develop technology & services to secure a strong competitive edge in all focus areas
  • Integrate digital solutions and packaging differentiation in the product category


Quality & operations

  • Ensure that all technical data linked to products (data sheet, declaration, formulas) are always accurate; ensure confidentiality on formulas and knowhow
  • 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 minimum 3 years of experience in product development/applications specialist. Experience in the bakery industry is a plus.
  • 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 up to 20%




Why would you join Puratos?

You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are key. You will actively participate in the development of innovative products. 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
  • 13th month and bonus
  • Company car
  • Minimum 5 training days per year
  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work


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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 10 000 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.