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Ontex is an international manufacturer of hygiene products for babies, women and adults. Their products are sold in more than 110 countries under leading private labels as well as under their own brands. The group employs over 11,000 people worldwide. Ontex is listed on the Euronext Brussels and listed in the BEL20® and STOXX® Europe 600 index.
They are a fast growing company where employees are their most valuable asset. To support their continuous growth and to strengthen their R&D team in Eeklo (or Aalst), we are looking for an R&D developer (m / f / d) as soon as possible.
An R&D environment is your natural habitat?
Is the focus on product development what you are looking for?
A work environment in which you get a lot of room for initiative, gives you energy?
Then be sure to read this vacancy!
You are a key contact for new product developments for Tampons, and will play an important role in strengthening the Tampons team in getting more and more achievements.
Gather, develop and evaluate ideas for novel products and machine processes in cooperation with the cross functional peers
Lead and execute new product developments by managing the project teams and cross functional communication. This to assure timely delivery of new products and transparency in the organization.
Set up the master specification for new product & raw material developments including bill of material, product drawings, general quality recommendation, safety file.
Support a secured IP sustainable and innovative product development program by submitting all relevant product info to the Ontex legal counsels with the clear goal to avoid infringements or protect own intelligence and know how.
Support in integrating and driving the group sustainability strategy within the own projects, inside the innovation program, in line with the vision and mission of the organization.
Keep closely in-touch with Engineering, Marketing, Plants and sales for a successful project management and implementation.
You've obtained a higher education degree (Master) preferably related to product development, natural sciences.
You've had a first experience in R&D, product development or project management is required.
Knowledge about raw materials (nonwovens, fibers,…), production processes, markets… is a plus.
You are able to organize, prioritize and structure the work with an appetite to deal with several complex projects & procedures.
You are not afraid of paperwork and public speaking.
Fluency in English is required, some knowledge of other languages is an asset.
what do we offer?
A very challenging position with a lot of variation, responsibility and room for initiative in a high-tech production environment.
Be part of a driven and passionate team with a strong 'can-do' mentality and where safety, sustainability, quality and mutual respect are of the most importance.
You will get the chance to participate in numerous innovation initiatives.
Being able to independently execute projects from A to Z.
A leading employer with a global footprint and where personal development is important.
Growth opportunities and a competitive salary supplemented with current fringe benefits.