Research Manager Food Fermentation
Groot-Bijgaarden, BE
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Research Manager Food Fermentation

For our HQ in Groot-Bijgaarden (Belgium) we are looking for a Research Manager Fermentation.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Understand how microbes influence food characteristics
  • Identify and understand functionalities of worldwide traditional food fermentations with main focus on Africa
  • Create functionalities by using fermentation technology on local African crops
  • Apply and integrate a variety of experimental, computational and statistical methods to study the microbiome populations
  • Contribute original ideas to the prosecution of laboratory and / or field experimental procedures in collaboration with local universities
  • Build a network with local stakeholders, identify external competences and partners to collaborate or access as a service
  • Take the lead on setting up research consortia in line with the strategy, to implement the research program and follow up on it
  • Translate concepts of fermented food biotopes from other regions as a part of the innovation pipeline
  • Collaborate in R&D projects across a diverse set of scientific disciplines including fermentation, analytics and computational biology to provide insights and expertise required for successful project progression
  • Who are we looking for?

  • Master degree in Science (Bio-Engineer, Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline)
  • In depth knowledge of microbial biotopes : food microorganisms, food characteristics,
  • Affinity with food and more specifically about bakery, patisserie and chocolate
  • Ability to motivate, network, influence people in a non-hierarchical setting and work in cross-functional teams
  • Result driven with a positive mindset
  • Efficient project management
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Ready to travel worldwide (Africa, South-America, Asia, )
  • Have a network or experience in food research in Africa is an great added value
  • Why would you join Puratos?

    You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities.

    You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative. You will actively participate in the development of innovative products.

    You will have the opportunity to contribute to our common vision and mission : using new technologies to improve the quality of food.

    A great work environment with lots of challenges is what you can expect :

  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • Training and career opportunities to build your career within our company
  • You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as company car, group, health and dental insurance, meal vouchers, bonus etc.

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    Who are we?

    The secret behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. At Puratos you will be joining an enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees.

    We are a leading, B2B, international player and, what is more, a Belgian & Spanish-owned family business. Our people make the difference every single day.

    How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

    After a century growing our business, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world.

    Our passion for innovation, understanding our customers, and their customers' needs, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.

    Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.

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