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Specialist in Yeast & Fermentation Biotechnology & Bio-Ingredients

- Leuven


To lead challenging technology development projects in the area of Yeast Biotechnology & Bio-Ingredients, in order to meet or exceed current and future business demands.

Job content

Responsibility for project management & leading projects with high complexity and / or risk. Responsible to deliver a detailed plan, validated with internal clients, integrating all steps required to ensure adequate achievement of agreed timelines and objectives. Monthly reporting of status for senior management.

Responsible to communicate relevant project information and project progress to team members, project stakeholders and other key individuals within the organization. Deliver monthly reports.

To influence the project team members and relevant individuals within the organization in a positive manner that leads to the successful achievement of the project objectives.

Responsible for the implementation of Global projects, working together with all Zones in the world.

Responsible to ensure adequate implementation and post-launch appraisal on projects under his/her leadership.

To keep building up technical expertise in raw material, co-products and yeast biotechnology while disseminating the acquired knowledge within the organization, providing technological support and identifying technical solutions with potential to meet internal and external business demands.

Being able to exchange, prioritize, develop and implement new ideas with the objectives of innovation, product and quality improvement.

To identify best practices (internal and external), share and propose ideas, test, implement and standardize them in order to maximize company benefit.


PhD University technical degree or equivalent (Food Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biology, Agronomy)

Expert knowledge on Yeast Biotechnology and bio-ingredients produced out of Yeast (minimum 5 years)

Additional technical brewing education & business-oriented qualifications are an asset

Passion and excitement for the field of bio-ingredients for human nutrition

Some practical experience with product development for human nutrition

Experience with R&D projects

Understanding of regulatory framework in key markets (EUR, US, Asia, South America) is an asset

Strong team player and target-oriented with respect for quality and timing.

Demonstrated high ability to anticipate, support, drive and manage change, being open to innovation by generating new solutions and developing creative approaches

Excellent communicator

Able to bridge cultural diversity

Committed to continuous learning and improvement

Fluent in English. Additional languages are an asset

What do we offer?

We offer you a challenging position in an international environment. 


Laura Schollen +32 16 30 95 09