R&D Brewing manager (Leuven-Perm)

24-1-2020 leuven
company profile

To lead challenging process development projects & initiatives with high complexity & with specialization in brewing in order to meet or exceed current and future business demands, according to agreed timelines and budget. To continuously scout and validate new technologies and business opportunities in the fields of processes development, aligned with company strategic pillars, working close together with procurement, brewing and quality and other supply areas. Drive synergies among the different zones in the world, integrating knowledge and support Global Innovation and Supply teams.

job description

Exact job content:
-Responsibility for project management & leading projects with high complexity and / or risk.
-Responsible to deliver a detailed plan, validated with internal clients, integrating all steps required to ensure adequate achievement of agreed timelines and objectives.
-Responsible to communicate relevant project information and project progress to team members, project stakeholders and other key individuals within the organization.
-Deliver monthly reports to influence the project team members and relevant individuals within the organization in a positive manner that leads to the successful achievement of the project objectives.
-Responsible for the implementation of global projects, working together with all zones in the world.
-Define development/ implementation plan with internal clients, through definition of KPI, multifunctional team, project structure, project steps and responsibilities at global level.
-Responsible to ensure adequate implementation and post-launch appraisal of new liquids, on projects under his/her leadership.
-To keep building up technical expertise in brewing while disseminating the acquired knowledge within the organization, providing technological support and identifying technical solutions with potential to meet internal and external business demands
-Being able to exchange, prioritize, develop and implement new ideas with the objectives of innovation, product and quality improvement.
-To identify best practices (internal and external), share and propose ideas, test, implement and standardize them in order to maximize company benefit.
-To support, develop and mentor staff, both individually and as members of cross-functional teams.
-To leverage an established network within the organization and throughout the supplier and related industry communities.
-To pro-actively understand gaps and map solutions in the fields of liquid variable cost reduction.

your contribution

Your background:
-University technical degree or equivalent (Brewing Science, Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering, Biology, Agronomy ).
-Additional technical brewing education & business oriented qualifications are an asset
-High experience in brewing and/or development areas of beverage industries (5+years).
-A minimum of 3 years operational experience in large scale beer production
-Good understanding of Sustainability & Life Cycle assessment methods and policies.
-Demonstrated successful experience in management of projects of high complexity and or risk profile (product, material and process feasibility / development / implementation)
-Demonstrated leadership and ability to impact and influence to move things forward, while balancing differing ideas / agendas.
-Strong team player and target-oriented with respect for quality and timing.
-Demonstrated high ability to anticipate, support, drive and manage change, being open to innovation by generating new solutions and developing creative approaches.
Very good communicator, very good convincing skills, demonstrated ability to translate technical items into
commercial concepts and vice-versa. Demonstrated strong ability to communicate and negotiate with (internal /
external) stakeholders in different areas and levels.
-Committed to continuous learning and improvement.
-Fluency in English. Additional languages are an asset.
-Clear and detailed understanding of brewing and the implications on the development of new products and processes.
-Deep knowledge of MS Office environment. Special ability with manipulation and analysis of data in Excel.

what do we offer?

We offer a permanent contract from start. You would work in a research driven, international environment. The opportunity is here, make it yours! Send your resume and motivational letter to our adres.

project manager (m/f)
employment type
full time
contract type
immediate permanent employments
Voeding en genotmiddelenindustrie
your Randstad contact
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