Product developer/Chemical engineer

2-12-2019 vielsalm
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job description

The Product developer is responsible for several projects that concern the development of new products for our MDF/HDF business unit.
The role is to drive the project and follow up the progress as the main contributor working on the technical execution of the project.

During the different stages of the project the role is described as such :
-Project definition : new product ideas are generated by the `innovation team of which the Product developer is part of.
-define clearly the technical specifications and the scope of or boundaries wherein (e.g. cost, timing,) the new product needs to be developed. In order to do this, he/she discuss with the person that generated the idea, with our sales and marketing department, with the product manager and he/she verifies the project definition with the potential market in collaboration with the before mentioned departments.
-As a product developer, she/he is a driving force to generate new ideas
-Project execution:
Coming up with a clear project plan and follow the `stage gate methodology : this is a `standard project approach in which every stage of the project is reviewed regularly and in which the decisions are made regarding the project. This review takes place in the monthly `innovation meeting.
-During the different stages of the project, the Product developer is the main executer of the technical work. She/he looks for existing (literature, patents,) and new technical solutions.
This includes for instance in the prototyping phase : the laboratory testing of ideas and concepts, the follow up and coordination of tests together with suppliers/partners, During the industrialization phase, she/he follows up the introduction and testing on the production line, for which she/he is supported by the production and quality departments
-During the whole project execution, the product developer follows up the compliance to the defined requirements of cost and timing.

your contribution

Building a network based on :
-Internal : sales, marketing, product management, production, quality
-External : suppliers, customers , participation to fairs, symposia, exhibition is an essential part of the job

Chemical engineer with 3 to 5 yrs of experience in process industry.
Entrepreneur with a hands on mentality and a passion for technique and processes. Analytical mind. Independent personality with a problem-solving attitude. Good communication skills.

what do we offer?


project manager (m/f)
employment type
full time
contract type
temporary contract
Hout, papier en drukkerij industrie
your Randstad contact
Nora Lebichot, Cindy Feltes et Gabrielle Doutrelepont au 080-339193 ou par mail:
080-339193 ou par mail:

office info
Rue du Commerce 21 -23