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R&D Process Technologist French Pastry

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Moeskroen
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Moeskroen

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.

In order to support our production site at Moeskroen, we are looking for a pragmatic & hands-on R&D Process Technologist. Worthwhile to mention is that Moeskroen has one of the most unique positions within our Group, as it is the only bakery that is specialized in all French Pastry products.

This is what you will do

As an R&D Process Technologist, you will provide a practical implementation of process improvement within our French-Pastry product group. Based on your research, you will implement solutions and innovations within the current production processes. You will report to the R&D Process Manager, and work with the site management team on a daily basis.

Primary areas of responsibility:

  • Providing technical process support
    • Independently setting up, supervising, implementing and evaluating the necessary tests and measurements in both the trial bakery and the effective production environment.
    • Processing, interpreting and concluding these results in a correct and consistent manner.
    • Scaling up the lab/trial bakery tests to final practical formulations, and processing these in production.
    • In terms of raw materials ranging from flour, butter, optimisers, etc.
    • In terms of processes ranging from kneading procedures, implications from a new harvest, etc.
    • Optimising and analysing existing formulations and production processes, in consultation (& according to priority) with the respective Site Manager as the R&D Process Manager.
    • Introducing new opportunities that can significantly improve formulations or processes.
    • Providing technical/technological support and training for your colleagues in Production, Quality Assurance and other areas.
  • Implementation and follow-up of Research projects
    • Various research projects are initiated both internally within our cluster and externally.
    • For example, internal projects in consultation with suppliers regarding the validation of raw materials or processes, etc.
    • For example, external projects in collaboration with Lantmännen, Flanders Food, universities, etc.
    • The implementation and evaluation of these research results on our production lines.
  • High-quality reporting on the respective projects and their status, as well as meticulously carrying out the research planning and proactively communicating any changes about it.

Work with great people

Petra Görman
Project Manager
"I truly appreciate the help I received from Lantmännen Unibake and my contact person during the relocation."
Yang Wang
Business Intelligence Developer
"There is a large diversity of nationalities in Lantmännen Unibake, and it is quite interesting to observe so many different people walking in and out the office everyday."
Carlo Rampini
Global Innovation Manager
"Before applying, I didn’t know Lantmännen Unibake, but I found that the company fits my personal values and interests."
Andreas von Bülow
Supply Chain Global Graduate
"People are working towards the same goals with a clear focus - also having the long-term development of the business in mind."
Henriette Penter
HR administrator
"Det, jeg er vild med, er frihed under ansvar og de mange forskellige kollegaer, jeg har. Her hilser vi altid på hinanden, og vi har rigtig fine værdier, som jeg meget nemt kan relatere mig til. "
Muhammed Iseni
Teamkoordinator i produktionen
"Jeg har været ansat i mange år og skal snart i gang med en uddannelse, så jeg går fra at være ufaglært til at være faglært. Schulstad belønner loyalitet og arbejdsindsats med gode udviklingsmuligheder"
Tina Lindeløv
Innovations- og senior kategorichef
"I 20 år har jeg været på en spændende rejse gennem Schulstad. Jeg arbejder med en perfekt kombination af forretningsfokus og kreativitet. "
Beston Ali Bekas
"Mine opgaver holder mig i bevægelse og giver en masse variation. Jeg har kendt både mine chefer og kollegaer længe, og jeg møder gode mennesker fra alverdens lande og kulturer hver dag. "
Julie Blæsbjerg
"Du får gode muligheder for at udvikle dig og vokse med jobbet. Der er stor frihed under ansvar. Hvis du viser, at du kan og vil, er der mange muligheder i Lantmännen Unibake Danmark."
Michelle Helt
Key Account Manager
"Kulturen forplanter sig gennem hele organisationen, og som ny medarbejder fornemmer man straks den stemning og passion helt fra bageriet, pakkeriet og til salgsafdelingen."
"Fra dag 1 har jeg fået mine egne projekter. Det er et stort ansvar, og forventningerne er høje, men der er altid tid til at stille spørgsmål, sparre med de mange erfarne kolleger og plads til at lære"
Jane Leth Jørgensen
Digital Manager
"Vi arbejder tæt sammen på tværs af afdelinger for at nå vores fælles mål. I Marketing er vi i fuld gang med at nytænke, hvordan vi digitalt kan understøtte vores forretning og skabe mest mulig værdi."

Skills & Requirements

This is what you need to succeed:

You have:

  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Food Technology or related disciplines.
    • Ideally, you have supplemented this with a bakery training and/or you can fall back on 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience in an industrial bakery environment
    • Knowledge of bakery ingredients, processes and machines is a strong plus
    • A basic knowledge of HACCP, BRC, IFS is preferred
  • Fluent knowledge of Dutch, French and English

Your “power skills”

  • In addition to a practical attitude, you also show good analytical thinking, so that you know how to approach a complex problem and can work in a solution-oriented manner;
  • You are open-minded, eager to learn and take initiatives to broaden your professional knowledge, as well as to share it within the team;
  • You have excellent organisational skills, and work in a correct, accurate and orderly manner. Your reports are also clear and unambiguous.
  • You show the necessary maturity and communicate in a positive manner with the various internal and external stakeholders. You have relational skills and are team-oriented, so that you are able to work smoothly and constructively together with your NPD colleagues, production, quality, etc., or within research groups.
  • You show the necessary flexibility and adaptability to enable you to switch smoothly between line tests, research projects, etc., and have a broad field of interests within R&D. In addition, you do not shy away from a challenge and proactively research new improvement initiatives within our organisation.

What we offer to you

  • The opportunity to actively pursue your love of flour, dough and bakery products in a "professional test or playground". You will thereby be at the very base and will actively participate in the development of new and tasty end products.
  • The opportunity to grow personally within, and together with our organisation. Lantmännen Unibake offers various career opportunities within our cluster and group.
  • The opportunity to work for an employer with an ambitious vision that results in millions of smiling tummies. Lantmännen - a cooperative of 25,000 farmers - is our main shareholder, whose down-to-earth and entrepreneurial outlook influences the entire organisation.

Sounds interesting?

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 Rudi De Schepper (R&D Process & Ingredient Manager).

We will treat your candidature with the highest level of confidentiality.

About the company

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 retail and foodservice.

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, having 3 production sites in Belgium and we have accomplished a growth of 11% last year.

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.

Rudi De Schepper | Hiring Manager

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