r&d project manager:cereal science & brewing raw materials (leuven, lt temp)

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leuven, vlaams-brabant
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To lead challenging technology development projects in the area of Cereal Science & Technology , in order to meet or exceed current and future business demands.-To continuously scout and identify new ideas / opportunities in the field of Cereal Science and Cereal Processing Technologies with focus in Brewing Raw Materials, aligned with company strategic pillars, working close together with Procurement, Innovation and other supply areas.-Promoting synergies among the different Zones in the world, integrating knowledge and support Global Innovation and Supply teams.-To understand consumer insights and competitors¿ strategy, and to integrate this in the frame of (Brewing) Cereal Science & Technology, to ensure the right decisions are taken.-Work in conjunction with Knowledge Centers linked to Brewing Raw Materials (Hops, Cereals, Barley, Malting...) and Co-Products (spent grains, spent yeast) to ensure that long term strategies are in place and approved, ensure to functional global authority experts are developed and present at global with knowledge transfer.-Responsible to deliver prototypes on quality, time and within budget for Global Innovation projects.


Education & Experience:-PhD in Food Science, Cereal Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biology or Agronomy related to Malt/ Cereals-Additional technical brewing education & business-oriented qualifications arean asset-3-5 years of Industrial R&D experience in Malt/ Cereals-Expert knowledge on Cereal Science &Technology-Passion and excitement for the field of Cereals & Brewing Raw Materials-Experience with R&D projects-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-Able to bridge cultural diversity-Committed to continuous learning and improvement-Fluent in English. Additional languages are an asset-General commercial and financial understandingWe are looking to hire someone on a long term temporary contract. We dream big, we look to the future, we hire people that can be better than ourselves. The opportunity is here, make it yours! Apply by sending your most recent resume and motivational letter.