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R&D Fillings & Decors

Within the Business Units Decors & Creams and Fruits, you drive the business development

towards Industrial fillings & decors through the implementation of innovation and renovation

projects with focus on the Semi- and Industry channels.


You contribute to the development and optimization of products and processes in order to

achieve business results, often expressed in growth and profitability.


Key Accountabilities:


Applied R&D

  • Define & develop, in close collaboration with the markets, the product range including
  • innovations and strategic products, and a specific customer approach for the Semi - &
  • Industry Channel
  • Accelerate the implementation of Puratos Fillings & Decors solutions for Industry and
  • Semi-Industry by mastering the industrial processes
  • Initiate, develop and maintain relationships and/or partnerships with external
  • stakeholders, such as suppliers and industrial equipment manufacturers.
  • Screen new developments in processing technology and contribute to building
  • relevant research processes, guidelines and procedures in order to add value to the
  • business by working effectively and efficiently
  • Ensure knowledge building, documentation and exchange technical & scientific knowhow in the field, between Odesa office and relevant stakeholders in order to accelerate
  • business development.


Support to business development/training/competence building

  • Create and develop together with the Marketing Team and Finance Team the strategy of
  • the category in order to grow the business profitability
  • Optimize the product range on performance and cost
  • Support the implementation of strategic, international and
  • local innovation and renovation projects
  • Support business development by customer visits and understanding customer needs
  • Train the local business development teams on products and technologies
  • and support countries for new product developments and tailor-made products creation
  • Follow-up the designated Large Accounts by ensuring technical support, reviewing the
  • account plan, following the main projects and visiting them.


Quality and operations

  • You collaborate with Operations (incl production, supply chain, quality and purchasing) and give support by sharing expertise (eg. Perform Raw material risk assessment)


Who are we looking for?

  • You have an degree in Food Engineering, Food Technology or equivalent.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience within R&D in the food sector.
  • You are passionate about food and have knowledge about food processing and quality
  • You have Innovation capabilities, general knowledge in ingredients functionality and
  • basic knowledge in food processing and quality
  • You are digital savvy
  • You have real business development spirit and profile
  • You are critical thinking and problem solving.
  • You are a dynamic person that is able to challenge, plan and organize.
  • You have strong communication skills and can build a good collaboration with internal
  • and external stakeholders.
  • You are fluent in English. Any other languages are a plus.
  • You are willing to travel (30%)