R&D Responsible Insulation
3 dagen geleden


UNILIN produces laminate, engineered parquet and luxury vinyl flooring under the Quick-Step and Pergo brand as well as wood-

based panels (particle board, MDF), decorative panels, roof systems and insulation boards. UNILIN employs 4.900 people at 20 production sites worldwide.

UNILIN has a turnover of 1,5 billion euros.

Since 2005 UNILIN is part of US listed company Mohawk Industries, Inc. Mohawk is the world's largest flooring company with manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe, Russia and Asia.

The group is listed on the stock exchange (NYSE), has a turnover of $ 9 billion and 37.800 employees internationally.

As an employer, UNILIN distinguishes itself as a passionate, innovative growth company that has built its success on real entrepreneurs at all levels.

The UNILIN business culture is characterized by investments in technology and people. The headquarters are located in Wielsbeke near Waregem, close to the E17 and easily accessible.

For our division Insulation we are looking for an experienced R&D Manager .

In this challenging role, you will be responsible for the following tasks :

  • You assume overall responsibility for the development and management of projects to continuously improve the efficiency, quality and compliance of the PU foaming process and insulation products, produced in our plants in Belgium and abroad.
  • In this role, you report directly to the divisional Operations Director.

  • You are open to the external industrial and scientific world and participate in the follow-up of evolutions in markets & technologies.
  • You scout for emerging technologies and market needs.

  • You assess competitive (raw) materials to identify opportunities
  • You contribute to the divisional Innovation Committee to establish and develop new technologies, solutions, applications, markets, etc.
  • You lead and develop the R&D team by inspiring and empowering them to perform to their best potential. You will manage : 3 Direct reports R&D Engineers5 Indirect reports (international) Process EngineersLab employees
  • You build out strong relationships' with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Profile

  • You have obtained a Master degree in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering and have at least 5 years of relevant experience in an R&D management role.
  • Experience with PU foaming is considered a big plus.
  • You are flexible for travelling and are international oriented.
  • You are a real people manager with excellent interpersonal skills. You are able to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • You act as an inspiration to your team members and invest in their development. You also keep a strong connection to the production floor.
  • You are fluent in Dutch, English and ideally French.
  • You are strong in internal networking and know your way around a complex production environment.
  • Aanbod

    UNILIN is a strong growth company that is internationally active and financially sound. It is carried by a team of colleagues who feel professionalism and entrepreneurship are paramount.

    In exchange of your expertise, creativity and enthusiasm, UNILIN offers an attractive salary complemented by fringe benefits, career opportunities, challenges abroad and a wide range of training courses..

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