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SIRE Life Sciences® is the market leader in life science recruitment. We believe the recruitment market needs to gear up in technology and continues innovation. We like technology, in a life science market driven on science, we couldn’t stay behind; we drive Recruitment Science. Investing a majority of our turnover in technology enables us to use unique Resource Technologies. By using highly advanced algorithms, we enable our team of Resource & Data Strategists© to maintain the most advanced, detailed and complete Life Sciences network in Europe. This big data enables us to work Reverse Recruitment©: we first analyze the market in-depth before we go out to the market. Because we analyze the whole market, we can compare facts and data. This enables us to do Facts & Big Data Recruitment©, making sure we, or better yet, you find the right career!

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Our client is a professional Food organization, based in Brabant Flamand Belgium. This client is a global player in the area of sugar and sweets. With offices and factories around the globe, they pay great attention to staying on the forefront of product innovation. For this, they seek a Research, Innovation & Development manager who can bring R&D and marketing expertise to the enterprise.

Role description

Your role can be split into two parts. First and foremost, you are a food technology researcher. Your MSc or PhD in Food technology as well as food lab experience have taught you enough to be able to create products from scratch. This will be one-third of your job. In this, experience with sugar and confectionary is a strong plus. Secondly, you bring marketing experience. The other two-thirds of the role namely exist of market mapping and the monitoring of consumer wishes. All your New Product Development is founded in the needs of the market. For all this, you are creative, determined and eager to see your newly developed products being sold to consumers around the globe. You can convince your peers and see your projects through.


• Market mapping of (inter)national developments
• Processing market information and translating it to new products
• New Product Development
• Processing market research and marketing reports
• Communicating innovative ideas with sales, R&D and production plants
• Setting long-term product strategies


• MSc or PhD in Food Technology or similar
• Minimum of 7 years of R&D experience in product development
• Minimum of 7 years of experience in the Food industry
• Commercial Marketing or Sales experience
• Fluent Dutch and English are a hard must, French is a plus
• Creative, thoughtful, determined and eager personality

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SIRE Life Sciences

Ref. number: 31270
Listed by: SIRE Life Sciences
Listed on: 20-07-2017
Country: Belgium
Region: Brabant Flamand
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: > 10 years
Location Type: On location
Language: English
Sector: Food
Specialisation: Research & Development

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