R&D project leader

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Location Antwerp, Belgium Salary Negotiable
Sector Life Sciences Type Permanent

R&D project leader region Klein Brabant (Antwerp)

The R&D Project leader will be responsible for new product development and project management. He will also drive cost saving, quality maintenance & CSR programs for his products. This position is in close relationships with each local marketing and operations of the plants in Belgium & France.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Defines and coordinates New Product Development approach jobs within the project team
  • Organizes and runs the kitchen, pilot & special batches and completes the analysis of trial results :
    • Develop or optimize the formulas
    • Order and management of specific raw materials
    • Organize and run the pre-validation trials before special batch
    • Establishes the trials instructions and the associated documents
    • Run special batches in coordination with the 3 shifts organization
    • Define data management and analyses to be performed for R&D validation
    • Suggest action plans to optimize product & process
  • Defines the technical elements for the product cost assessment
  • Is responsible for the writing, edition and update of the process, ingredient & product specifications
  • Gives technical support to Production operators, Quality and Purchasing Department


- Graduate degree in Food Science, Food Process or Agricultural Engineering

- Minimum 2/3 years related experience in project management

- In depth understanding of Food science & Product development process

- Good capacity for analysis and problem solving

- Strong communication skills to work with multi- functional project team

- Fluent in English and French

- Localisation: in Antwerp with frequent travel to south of France.


  • A challenging job position on a long term basis
  • The opportunity to grow within the R&D department of a fast growing food production industry
  • An interesting salary package Interested?Please contact k.boons(at) or call me at 03.613.31.07