Have an appetite for more?
Join a leading global bakery group powered by ambitious people that are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do.
With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an entrepreneurial Product Developer French Pastry to join our Lantmännen Unibake team at our production site in Moeskroen.
Ready to create innovative concepts that will meet/exceed our customer's and consumer's expectations? Are you a keen foodie who has a genuine passion for bakery and who inspires the team with his/her creativity? One who takes the role with confidence and who is willing to take this challenge and lead the organization together with the whole team towards a leading bakery group.
This is what you will do
As Product Developer French-Pastry, you will create new product developments (NPDs) in accordance with our product strategy pipeline. These are both market as customer driven innovations that reach our customers and consumers worldwide. How?
The Product Developer is part of a dedicated team that works in a multidisciplinary and international context, and who will be reporting to the Product Manager French Pastry.
Primary areas of responsibility:
Steer cost driven innovations and work on value engineering processes by requesting and reviewing raw material specifications – thereby working in conjunction with the Corporate Quality & Procurement teams.
Maintain a clear overview of all NPD processes – including new raw material screenings, kitchen trial follow-ups and line upscaling processes.
Work cross-functionally to consistently ensure a practical creative vision on new ideas in the innovation funnel. Apart from your R&D colleagues, you will work closely with our Category Business Leader French Pastry, Intercompany Manager (who promotes our locally produced products to our sister companies), Production and Quality Managers, Cost Controller and Procurement Manager.
Inspire both customers as well as our own sales and marketing colleagues by developing creative ideas and solutions.
Your “power skills”
What we offer to you
Place of work: Moeskroen
We will interview ongoing so please don’t hesitate to send your application by submitting your resume.
If you have any questions about the position or recruitment process, please reach out to Els Magerman (Talent Acquisition Specialist). If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Mathieu Beyens (Product Manager French Pastry).
We will treat your candidature with the highest level of confidentiality.
Present on all continents, Lantmännen Unibake is a global leader in bakery products with Scandinavian roots. As a nation of passionate bakers we bring the joy of food across through our innovative products that still respects tradition – ranging from artisanal breads, indulgent pastry to comforting fast food. Across the whole world, our consumers are served around the clock through our partners in foodservice and retail.
We believe in a culture of openness, trust and structured entrepreneurship, sharing insights and working together across teams and borders to reach our vison. We keep customer proximity, agility and accountability on a local level and add the strength of a global organization.
Within the BeNeFrItEs-cluster (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain), 500 people are giving their best to provide pleasure through food, resulting in millions of smiling tummies. We are an ambitious organization in full expansion that has accomplished a growth of 11% last year – equally to 150 million EUR of revenues. Moeskroen is one of our 3 modern production sites in Belgium ánd the only French Pastry factory of the Lantmännen Unibake Group, where we create both sweet as savoury products.
Appetite for more? Visit us at www.lantmannen-unibake.com
plupp5 reasons you'll be glad you chose us
#1It goes right. Right from the start. New people start at Lantmännen Unibake every day. We’re used to creating the right beginning, right from day one. We’re ready for you.
#2Baking is a people business. Lantmännen Unibake has flour on its hands and people at its heart. The whole process of making everyday products takes team work, open-ness and mutual respect.
#3It's a group thing. Working for a global business is different. You feel connected to something bigger. Your team has a higher purpose. Ripples turn into waves.
#4It's about baking the future. We are taking baking further. Not just geographically but in terms of innovation. We have a proud heritage but we want to explore new products, markets and opportunities.
#5Diversity is a reality. Not an ambition. Not only are we global, we hire a multitude of nationalities. At the moment, your future colleagues come from more than 40 countries.