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Global R&D  Project Manager

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About the Role

This is a temporary assignment (10 months), until the end of August 2023.

(COMPANY NAME) (BC) has positioned itself as a strong innovator in cocoa and chocolate products. Being one of the company's strategic pillars, innovation contributes to attracting and retaining customers and supporting our company's SMART growth strategy developing margin accretive new product innovations to increase our EBIT.

The objective of the function is focused on contributing to On Time In Full delivery of innovation projects from idea or concept until ready for market launch.

The Global R&D Project Manager participates in one or more technical work streams in confidential projects with strategic importance and assists his/her line manager in activities of high strategic importance. He/She is responsible for the execution of the technical tasks including literature searches, setting up experimental and pilot trials, doing feasibility testings, and requesting laboratory and sensory analyses. He/She uses the appropriate evaluation methods available within the company and makes study plans to demonstrate the ingredient, material, or process benefits of its final product. He/She translates the test results into functional specifications. He/She aligns on study design, test protocol, and reporting on results with the line manager and defines the next development steps with the project team. The experimental work can happen in-house or through a 3rd party research collaboration.

The Global R&D Manager takes the responsibility for regularly monitoring compliance in the execution of the project managers' duties.

Key Responsibilities Include

Inside (COMPANY NAME)

* Contribute to Global R&D innovation projects by technical information creation and reporting on the results

* Responsible for the field/lab work to generate data in collaboration with the teams in the application lab and pilot plant

* Using appropriate evaluation methods, reporting on feasibility, functionality, and efficacy in line with the company's standards and rules.

* Substantiate studies with sound analytical data, and identify appropriate methods or external labs where needed (with the involvement of the line manager) in alignment with the Quality Assurance department.

* Communicate on generated insights, provide where necessary the scientific substance for Intellectual Property

Outside (COMPANY NAME)

* Responsible for the execution of feasibility trials for applications or technologies not available within BC (research institutes, co-manufacturers).

* Testing and validation trials on-site through our 3rd party research collaborations

* Be informed and respect 3rd party partnership agreements and conditions and manage administrative tasks together with the Procurement department

About You

* Education: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Science or Engineering discipline, preferably with some experience in Food Industry (internship, thesis,…)

* Knowledgeable in MS office & Project management tools, SAP is a plus

* Fluent in Business English + any other language

* Competences in Google Apps, Excel, and Salesforce are a plus

* Good communication skills.

* Curious and fast learner

* Analytical capabilities.

* Organize and methodic.

* Resilience and flexibility.

* Work autonomously.

At (COMPANY NAME), we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we've experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.
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Source: Company website
Posted on: 22 Sep 2022
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Food / Beverage / Tobacco
Languages: English
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