R&D Product Developer Retail
Buggenhout, Belgium
4 dagen geleden

Ontex is a leading international producer of personal hygiene solutions for babies, women and adults. We distribute in more than 110 countries through leading retailer private labels, as well as under our own brands.

The group employs over 11,000 employees, spread around the world. Ontex is listed on Euronext Brussels and is part of the BEL20® index and STOXX® Europe 600.

We are a fast growing company where people are the most valuable asset. To support our continuous growth and reinforce our R&D team in Buggenhout we are looking for a R&D Product Developer Retail.

Your role

  • Manage product innovations for adult incontinence within the organization in cooperation with plants, suppliers, purchasing, product management,...
  • Support raw material validations by product expertise.
  • Manage product validations and projects with cross functional communication.
  • Build knowledge for raw material specifications for new and existing raw materials used in adult incontinence products.
  • Set-up master specifications for new products developments.
  • Build market intelligence on product level through analysis of performance criteria and reversed engineering exercises.
  • Conduct product improvement projects to resolve persisting production and / or quality problems, maximize product reliability and minimize cost and impact on the environment.
  • Build and maintain business relationships with suppliers and external agencies.
  • Your profile

  • Master degree (university or equivalent through expercience) in engineering / sciences.
  • Minimum 3 years experience is requiered.
  • Experience in an R&D environment is not a must, but is a clear asset for the job.
  • Experience with project management is of added value.
  • Fluency in English is a must (speaking, reading, writing). Knowledge of Dutch, French, German and any other language is considered as an asset.
  • Strong executive and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and organizational talent.
  • Proactive approach.
  • Reliable, dynamic & flexible team player.
  • Good knowledge of MS office.
  • Willing to travel (Ontex HQ / plants / suppliers / meetings / ...)
  • What we offer

  • A professional environment ideal for your personal growth and career development.
  • A fun working atmosphere where team spirit is the real deal.
  • Exciting and challenging projects with an international scope.
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