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Junior Global Cereals Specialist

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Laura Schollen
Recruiter in Herent



Laura Schollen
Recruiter in Herent


Job description

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.

Define development/ implementation plan with internal clients, through definition of KPI, multifunctional team, project structure, project steps and responsibilities at global / zone level.

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 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.

To support, develop and mentor staff, both individually and as members of cross-functional teams.

To leverage an established network within the organization and throughout the supplier and related industry communities.

To pro-actively understand gaps and map solutions in the fields variable cost reduction.


Profile

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

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

Expert knowledge on Cereal Science & Technology

Passion and excitement for the field of Cereals & Brewing Raw Materials

Experience with R&D projects

Demonstrated successful experience in management of projects of high complexity and or risk profile (product, material and process feasibility / development / implementation)

Demonstrated leadership and ability to impact and influence to move things forward, while balancing differing ideas / agendas

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

Very good communicator, very good convincing skills, demonstrated ability to translate technical items into commercial concepts and vice-versa. Demonstrated strong ability to communicate and negotiate with (internal / external) stakeholders in different areas and levels

Able to bridge cultural diversity

Committed to continuous learning and improvement

Fluent in English. Additional languages are an asset

General commercial and financial understanding


Offer

Longterm consultancy project

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