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R&D Manager Grains & Seeds

Join our passionate R&D team as an R&D manager within the Business Unit Grains & Seeds, at our HQ in Groot-bijgaarden. Lead dynamic projects in new product development, optimization of products and their implementation in our facilities. Join the Puratos magic and become an expert in the field.



Key Accountabilities:

You will manage projects in Applied R&D

  • You define & develop, in close collaboration with the markets, the product range including  innovations and renovations of products, services and processes.
  • You accelerate the implementation of Puratos Grains & Seeds solutions by mastering the customer’s processes
  • You initiate, develop and maintain relationships and/or partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, such as suppliers, industrial equipment manufacturers, upstream research team, universities, research centers,…
  • You screen, select and implement new processing technologies, from lab tests to pilot scale (in house or at supplier premises)
  • Train, transfer knowledge and competences and facilitate the exchange between all relevant stakeholders


You support and advice Quality & Operations

  • You lead the new product handover to Operations
  • You collaborate with Operations for challenges and opportunities (incl production, supply chain, quality and purchasing) and for the installation of new lines


You support countries and business development

  • You support the implementation of strategic, international and local innovation and renovation projects
  • You are an active member of the business development team by strongly supporting customer visits and understanding customer needs, travelling up to 30% of your time




Who are we looking for?

  • You have a scientific master degree  (food science, biosciences, biochemistry, ...) and have a first solid experience (minimum of 3 years) in an industrial environment (R&D and production)
  • As a project manager, you are a natural multitasker: you are able to implement several projects at the same time
  • You enjoy working in a team and can also take the lead autonomously
  • Being passionate about bakery products is key. Profound knowledge on grains and seeds, food processing and bakery/bread making is a plus
  • You are fluent in English. French and/or Dutch are a plus
  • You are willing to travel up to 30% of your time


Why should you join Puratos?

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
  • 13th month pay
  • Company car
  • Minimum 5 training days per year
  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work


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Who are we?

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.

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.



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