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R&D Manager Decors - Patisserie


Key Accountabilities

For the Decors category, covering Glaze, Ganache and Icings, you will 4 key responsibilities.


Product development

  • Ensure the development of new products and concepts, adaptation of existing formulas and creation on customer’s demand of tailor –made products
  • Responsible for the development of strategic innovation projects on Decors
  • Typically covering following activities:lab prototype development, trials on pilot line, up scaling to industrial production line.


Business development

  • Assist sales people on customer visits if technical assistance is required.
  • Follow up of first production trials at the customer’s production plant if requested.
  • Organize product presentation during customer visits.
  • Assist other production sites where Decors expertise is needed
  • Organize seminars of the Puratos University program (in HQ or in the countries)


Operations support

  • Provide technical support to site operations in Groot-Bijgaarden and Lummen


Managing lab

  • Maintenance of the lab equipment and stock on raw materials and finished goods.
  • Recruiting and training of new lab technician.
  • Daily training and coaching of lab technicians.


You will work in an inter-dependent way with other departments, countries, cultures.


Who are we looking for?

  • you obtained a Master degree in Food Science, Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • you gained at least 5 years of experience in similar job - working in a cross-functional team with R&D, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Engineering
  • you are fluent in English and French, a good working knowledge of Dutch is an asset
  • you are willing to travel up to 20% of your time
  • expertise on the following categories is valuable : Food legislation, Process Improvement, QC tests, SAP, HACCP & 5 S, Quality Standards


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. You will actively participate in the development of innovative products. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our common vision and mission: using new technologies to improve the quality of food. A great work environment with lots of challenges is what you can expect:

  • many responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • training and career opportunities to evolve within the company


You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as

  • meal vouchers (8€/day)
  • free group and hospitalization insurance
  • company car and fuel card

Take a look at our R&D department here


Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?

The secret behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. At Puratos you will be joining an enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees. We are a leading, B2B, international player and, what is more, a Belgian & Spanish-owned family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

After a century growing our business, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, understanding our customers, and their customers' needs, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.

Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.