R&D Yeast & Fermentation Specialist (LT Temp- Leuven)

26-3-2020 leuven
company profile

The Global R&D Yeast & Fermentation Specialist manage and lead activities related to strategic projects in R&D, front-end innovations, exploratory and knowledge management, in the field of fermentation technology (bacteria, yeast) to deliver solutions to the business at Global & Zone levels.

job description

The scope and responsibilities of the job are defined as follows:
-Manage projects with external partners, and prospect opportunities to fund and develop new partnerships with external institutes.
-Provide leadership in R&D projects (lab, pilot and industrial scale) by setting design of experiments, balancing resources utilization, cost and timing according to company priorities.
-Support implementation projects in the different zones and provide the required technical support and solutions to ensure speed to market.
-Play a key role in the Fermentation Technology Exploration Knowledge Center, by connecting key stakeholders, developing knowledge & new technologies, promoting synergies among the zones and supporting Global and Zone Innovation and Supply teams.
-Drive the continuous development of fermentation technology capabilities at lab, pilot and industrial scale.
-Drive the continuous development of advanced analytical capabilities to support exploration, development and validation of fermentation technologies.
-Develop, share and manage knowledge/expertise to find and promote innovative solutions allowing increase profitability by maximizing quality, process efficiency and consumers preference for products.

your contribution

-You have a PhD or equivalent R&D experience (at least 5 years experience in industrial R&D), in the field of applied science disciplines such as Industrial Microbiology, Fermentation Technology, Brewing, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Food Chemistry, Food Technology.
-Experience and skills in project management and planning.
-Complementary expertise/knowledge in analytical chemistry (HPLC, GC-MS, and others) is an asset.
-Experience in development and implementation of lab and pilot capabilities and methods.
-Ability to influence and collaborate with people from the laboratory, experimental brewery, project team, external partners and other key stakeholders.
-Manage exploratory and implementation projects in an environment with high complexity and uncertainty.
-Work with a high degree of self-coordination and independence.
-Strong team player with good social skills, target-oriented with respect for quality and timing.
-Experience in writing projects for external funding is an asset.
-Ability to deal with Intellectual Property matters.
-Operate across different cultural and geographical realities, with flexibility to undertake short assignments abroad
-Fluency in English (written / spoken), other language skills constitute an additional asset.
-PC literate: advanced knowledge of MS Office & internet applications.
-The job requires a project manager with proven leadership skills and capable of working effectively through cross-functional and international project teams.
-Is a demonstrated team player with a high energy level; have industry, technology, consumer and functional knowledge and edge; with strong negotiating and leadership skills.
-A mindset that embraces change as a natural part of business and demonstrates courage and optimism during times of crisis or change.
-Complementary Technical Brewing education is an asset
-Good negotiation and persuasive skills
-Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

what do we offer?

We are looking to hire someone on a long term temporary contract. We dream big, we look to the future, we hire people that can be better than ourselves. The opportunity is here, make it yours! Apply by sending your most recent resume and motivational letter.

project manager (m/f)
employment type
full time
contract type
temporary contract
Voeding en genotmiddelenindustrie
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Kaat Meyns en Elke Michiels
hightechnics_leuven@randstad.be hightechnics_leuven@randstad.be

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