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Protein Application Engineer

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Sophie Steels
Senior Recruiter

Sophie Steels
Senior Recruiter
+32 496 49 18 21

Description de l'emploi

As a Protein Application Engineer you are responsible for executing and supervising development projects that arise from customer questions from international food processing companies (active in meat, plant-based, dairy,...). In addition, you manage the pilot plant and you also work proactively with the creation of new recipes with our range of proteins.

  • You have a (pro) active role in product innovation projects and the creation of concepts as a result of customer visits by our Sales Managers and in consultation with the Commercial Director;
  • You advise and guide the customer (whether or not remotely) in the use of our proteins in their production process and support them in the further optimization of the recipe of their end product;
  • To this end you characterize samples of raw materials, manufactures and end products;
  • You personally perform the necessary tests in the application center and provide the necessary demo products for customers where necessary;
  • You organize seminars for customers in consultation with the Commercial Director;
  • You are able to clearly document and explain your analysis results, to work out proposals for improvement or developments in consultation with the Sales Managers so that an individualized solution can be obtained for the customer;
  • In addition to your own projects, you consult with (cross-site) departments or functions regarding proposals and corrective actions in case of nonconformity, which are made in response to customer products;
  • You participate in fairs, seminars and sales meetings to keep in touch with the most recent product developments on the market, legislation, nutritional labelling, etc.;
  • You are responsible for the application center and its management.


  • You think out of the box
  • You have a master's degree in bioengineering or a bachelor's degree in applied food sciences;
  • Min. 5 years of work experience in the food industry (or related);
  • Demonstrates strong technical knowledge in the functionality of food ingredients and/or meat (processing) science/technology;
  • Knowledge of meat is a plus;
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to communicate technical information effectively to all levels of the organization;
  • You have a practical attitude with the necessary accuracy, like a challenge and like to take initiative
  • Able to travel 10% of the time (worldwide);
  • DNA: entrepreneurship, respect, modesty & good vibes

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