Product Optimization Manager
As Product Optimization Manager, you will build the frameworks & homologation processes for productivity projects for all the different sites.
The goal is to translate specifications related to new products, modifications or duplication to the factory capabilities.
You will play a key role in projects related to raw materials, ingredients and packaging materials to ensure the achievement of the result and information flow on industrial trial management.
You will report to the Operations, Projects and Performance Director and you have a strong link with Research & Innovation and plant project engineers.
You have your office in Zwevegem, but are flexible to go to the plant in WEV and travel occasionally.
About the job
To your responsibilities belong :
Owner of industrial trial management
Build the feasibility answer of industrial test request within a new project brief.
Schedule, Organize & Optimize all industrial tests
Generate project trial reports and communicate to the project team and build together with the team the recommendation for next steps
Manage industrial trial budget within productivity portfolio
Owner of homologation process
Build with R&I & different plant responsibles the feasibility answer templates of project briefs leading to new, modification and / or duplication of the specifications versus the factory capabilities.
Build frameworks to propose & support the best recommendations on trial management leading to the right match, in close cooperation with the factory responsible (project or process engineer)
Act as the factory SPOC for homologation process according the defined homologation standards
Lead locally stage gate homologation process at factory level
Project management for Ingredients / Packaging
Participate in projects related to ingredients / packaging and act as guarantor of the project management methodology in its implementation.
You hold a Master’s degree, preferably in Procurement, Operations, R&I or another relevant subject.
You have at least 2 years’ experience in an Operations / R&I project related role
You are fluent in English, Dutch and French
Knowledge of SAP is a plus
You are a true organizer, communicator, organizer and you can rely on strong project management skills.
Big affinity for and understanding of processes and interactions of product on process and vice versa
Alpro, the European plant-based pioneer of Danone, brings health through food to as many people as possible by producing healthy, tasty plant-
based food and drink in a way that respects the planet. One Planet. One Health.
Our delicious plant-based products are made from soya, almonds, hazelnuts, cashew, rice, oats or coconut.
We want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world and thanks to our efforts to combine social and environmental goals with financial success, Alpro is B Corp certified.
Join our vibrant teams and feel the Alpro vibe of positivism and openness, collaboration and passion for quality.
By joining us you will become part of one of the leading and most innovative food companies in the world. We believe that everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you.
Your uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energizes you.