It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out. Since day one, our people have been raising the bar, thinking fast and acting even quicker to make an impact that’s felt around the world.
JDE is home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. Our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 100 countries and includes iconic household names such as Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, TiOra, Super, Kenco, Pilao and Gevalia. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it.
At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love.
As part of our Research, Development and Operations (RD&O) organization, the JDE R&D function is on a journey to transition into a world-class organization delivering innovation and excellence for all JDE business ambitions. In this job opportunity, you will be part of the Research and Development Center, reporting to the R&D Category Manager Single-Serve Capsules.
The tasks and responsibilities in this role:
Lead the delivery of new product & processing designs to the JDE Coffee &Tea Categories
Contribute to the realisation of the business value creation plan by technical innovation and capability development.
Scope R&D projects by assessing R&D program proposals and provides advice to the Category Manager & Category Director.
Execute R&D projects by leading the program value creation and delivery, monitoring progress and being responsible and accountable for successful delivery and cost management through the full life cycle of the project.
Operate closely together with the SiSe equipment development team to ensure successful delivery of both product and appliance projects for L’Or Barista
Propose the technical product architecture of the product design (PLM Specifications) Offers and identifies opportunities to innovate and optimize processing capabilities and performance.
Lead cross-functional teams in the delivery of new product designs and innovations whether for existing portfolio, line extensions or white space opportunities.
Driving day to day performance and programmes within the network.
Communicate and support best practice into local applications for category applications.
Ensure smooth communication and collaboration with external partners.
If you’re brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 265 years. We love people who are not afraid to try and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.
The preferred qualifications and skills for this role:
Over 8 years of experience with product development & innovation or process technologies in the food industry (R&D and Operations).
Experience with interaction and influencing at a senior management level.
Experience in manufacturing, process engineering, food safety, product/process design and commercialization.
Broad technical knowledge of food categories processes, technologies, ingredients and formulae;
Broad business knowledge and integration of Manufacturing, Research and Business strategies ;
Expert in internal stakeholder management & building meaningful relationships within the company and beyond
Sound understanding of HACCP food safety, legal, environmental and regulatory parameters;
Next to an attractive and rewarding salary, we offer a variety of secondary conditions of employment.
Your application at JDE
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