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This is what your day will look like:

  • You lead and inspire the R&D team and Product Managers, driving product development and innovation.
  • You ensure that new/renewed products are available in a timely manner, working closely with sales, production, and quality for this purpose.
  • You support the sales department in customer projects by providing technical expertise.
  • You coordinate and manage projects, defining clear objectives and timelines.
  • You collaborate with external parties such as suppliers and research institutes to explore and develop innovative solutions.
  • You report to the CEO of Poppies Bakeries.

This is what we expect from you:

  • You are an experienced food technologist, preferably with expertise in the bakery or ingredient sector.
  • Experience in leading teams and managing projects is essential.
  • You have a structured and results-oriented approach.
  • You possess excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization.
  • You are a genuine people manager and can easily adapt to different cultures.
  • You have a "can do" attitude and can easily switch between strategic, tactical, and operational tasks.

This is what you get in return:

  • Alongside your colleagues, you'll be part of our Sweet Adventure growth journey, enabling both yourself and our organization to thrive.
  • You'll have the opportunity to be involved in exciting innovation projects and the chance to make your mark on the future of our company.
  • You can expect a competitive salary and excellent secondary benefits.
  • You'll be part of a welcoming organization with great colleagues, where you can enjoy the sweet scent of cookies daily.
  • Every day, you'll contribute to The Sweet Adventure so that people all over the world can savor our delicious products.
  • In short, a delightful adventure!

Apply for R&D Manager!

Eager to work with us? Then apply quickly using the form below!

Tasty testimonials

I have recently started helping the quality team to guarantee that our products meet a consistent standard. My job is very varied, and I am in touch with the product and production process most days. What I’ve noticed is that I can approach everyone and contacting the management directly is not a problem. We have a good atmosphere in our team, and everyone helps each other whenever necessary. There’s also a great atmosphere at work and the people are understanding and motivated, which to me is essential!

Charlotte Wysselinck, Assistant Quality Manager

Get in touch

Poppies Bakeries nv 
Kasteelstraat 29 
8980 Zonnebeke (België) 

Tel: 057 46 02 00 

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