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global cooling & draft equipment development specialist i in Leuven

Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant
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The Specialist I will be responsible to: - Analyze, validate and implement industry available technological platforms from which incremental business projects can be developed, within the framework of our established business platforms. - Integrate with ongoing guidance the assigned, medium risk/return driven projects within the area of cooling & draft equipment development, leveraging/translating existing business and consumer needs into commercial products. The assigned projects need to contribute to our overall organic growth (e.g. 1% of total growth) and/or profitability. - With management guidance, provide functional expertise to the assigned (medium scope) projects and associated internal/external development stakeholders; whilst deploying the available development methodologies, systems and procedures within the total project scope. - Follow the available procedures on Intellectual Property protection throughout all stages of the project development cycle and within the selected commercial internal/external relationships. - Deploy the provided development methodologies, systems, tools, specifications and standards within the context of the assigned project. - To continuously increase the technological cooling & draft equipment expertise through learning on the job, consulting with internal functional authority, formal training and ongoing analysis of the (competitive) technological landscape within the FMCG industry. - To actively participate to the organizational team development.


Education: - Master's degree in relevant applied science, engineering or development area (electro-mechanics, product development, material sciences, etc). - Preferably a complementary commercially oriented education like MBA or other business degree or demonstrated commercial experience / business knowledge. - Fluency in English (written/spoken), other language skills constitute an additional asset. - PC literate: knowledge of standard software programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Intra/Internet applications. Experience: - Any previous professional experience in a cooling & draft equipment development role and/or other related development function within a global multi-national FMCG environment. - Demonstrated (project) management capabilities. - Demonstrated cultural awareness and/or ability to bridge cultural differences. Technical competencies (Job related): - Basic technical understanding of underlying technical disciplines inside the area of cooling & draft equipment : raw materials, conversion processes, design principles. - Basic understanding of the different production and supply chain platforms used within the cooling & draft equipment industry. - Multi-lateral thinker having the ability to derive project related development activities from conceptual project briefings with management guidance. - Demonstrated capability to develop customer/consumer understanding, business savvy. - Established interpersonal leadership and communication skills. - Able to deal with changing environments and requirements in a professional and consistent manner. - Result oriented with respect for quality and timing. - Knowledge in problem solving tools. - Dynamic team player. - Commitment to continuous learning.
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