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R&D Scientist Project Manager

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Laura Schollen
Recruiter in Herent

Laura Schollen
Recruiter in Herent

Job description

  • You will bring on new ideas for innovating products, technologies & applications  in the area of fertilizers for organic farming, based on your eye for science and technology. This means that you are passionate about bringing your ideas and science into reality and by making impact and progress in cross-disciplinary multicultural settings. You interact with and influence all stakeholders in your projects: colleagues with different scientific backgrounds and competences, like chemists, agronomists, bio-engineers, material scientists, chemical engineers as well as business and production functions
  • You will network and be strongly linked internally and externally (scientific & business network). You will actively interact with current suppliers and identify and interact with potential future suppliers of alternative raw materials
  • You will develop experimental plans and drive analytical method development for the lab teams within the R&D community, do the follow-up and manage the interaction of the R&D resources across the BU’s and the Innovation Centers
  • You will investigate literature and patent landscape in preparation of a research project.
  • As a change manager you will contribute towards a customer-oriented R&D organization and you will engage to enhance the BU and the Group’s innovative brand image
  • You will advise or assist on aspects such as regulatory affairs, quality management, quality control and IP aspects in order to monitor and optimize quality and valorization potential of the developed products, projects and/or processes


  • Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering (Agricultural Sciences), Professional Bachelor Agro- and Biotechnology, or related (bio)sciences degree with sufficient chemistry background
  • Experience in agronomic crop trials with focus on organic and/or sustainable agriculture is a plus.
  • Experience with fertilizer manufacture technology and application is a plus
  • Knowledge of product registration dossier (e.g. OMRI, Ecocert,…) is a plus
  • Multilingual, fluency in English and preferably Dutch, French as a plus
  • Project Management experience: planning, analytical, prioritizing and organizing abilities
  • People and change management experience including leading cross-functional teams
  • Strong customer focus and ability to understand business needs
  • Positive attitude and drive & proactive communication skills
  • Ability to translate conceptual ideas and problems into experimental programs/set-ups
  • Affinity with/experience in Intellectual Property (e.g. patents), regulatory affairs, quality management  
  • You show positive, entrepreneurial, courageous, connected, focused and decisive attitudes

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