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    Full-time Position
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  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Postcode 6708 in Wageningen
    • Date Posted
      September 30,2020
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    Technical Project Leader

    The Vegetarian Butcher is looking for a Technical Project Leader

    Location: Unilever R&D Wageningen

    Local conditions apply


    Travel: approx. 20% time

    Meat to please you! At the Vegetarian Butcher we’re looking for new ‘meat on the block’ to join us in the biggest food revolution of all times.

    Ten years ago on October 4th (world animal day) Jaap Korteweg, 9th generation farmer and meat lover, founded The Vegetarian Butcher (TVB). Together with a devoted team of chefs and scientists he created innovate and sustainable meat successors directly from beans and legumes. Great tasting meat products, perfect i-meat-ations in flavor, texture and juiciness, but without the use of the animal.

    This was the start of our mission to become the biggest butcher in the world, by making plant-based meat the new standard. We try to make our mission a reality Through Craftmanship, Human Connections, Entrepreneurship, Rebelliousness, Humour, Passion, Optimism, Sustainability and Pioneering. When Unilever acquired the company end of 2018 they joined in on this mission and committed to accelerate the biggest food revolution of all time.

    Since the acquisition of the TVB by Unilever, the company is scaling-up fast. In this journey at exponential pace we are looking for a Technical Project Leader (TPL) who has the passion to change the world!


    • To lead all relevant R&D elements as TPL for the allocated projects.
    • To agree the project goals, objectives and milestones with the Project Leader and relevant stakeholders.
    • To lead the technical project team and ensure quality OTIF delivery of the assigned projects.
    • To lead the technical scoping of all allocated projects to define R&D resources needed and technical feasibility of the project including proper risk assessment.
    • To communicate project status and issues to all project sponsors/stakeholders/relevant parties.
    • To liaise with Supply Chain to assure sourcing routes and that all relevant product design criteria are covered.
    • To deliver and support product claims ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.
    • To ensure the compliance of the projects to the Unilever Code of Business Principles and all SHE and QA policies, including the support of product claims, risk management and environmental awareness & legislation.
    • To actively support the department as an inspiring place to work, contributing to team trainings, site culture and group / team building events.


    • Education: Bachelor/Master Degree in Food Technology or related areas
    • At least 1-2 years relevant experience as a Technical Project Leader in delivering Foods projects to market
    • Proven track record of OTIF project delivery
    • Preferred: Knowledge/experience in meat replacement
    • Preferred: experience with “FLASH” projects / project implementation through external partners
    • Must show evidence of leadership skills
    • Must be a very good team player
    • Must have very good communication skills
    • Must show ability to work in a fast, multi-functional, multi-cultural environment
    • Project management skills in a high pace environment
    • Analytical & structured thinker
    • New Idea Generation
    • Strong consumer and customer focus / strong at customer contact
    • A person that easily connects
    • Good communication skills (written & verbal) and fluency in English
    • Pro-active leadership mindset
    • Ability to work in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment
    • In essence you’re humble yet rebellious, entrepreneurial, energetic and fun!
    • You embrace change, are curious, learn rapidly and easily adapt your ways of working.


    To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter.

    Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.


    Equal Opportunity Employer: Unilever is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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