Directeur R&D H/F
13 décembre 2016 CDI Bréal-sous-Montfort - 35
Management : 20 à 49 personnes
Référence : CA/DRD/35BSM
Research & Development Director France M/W.
Our Group Solina (1200 people, 350 M € turnover, 12 production sites in Europe, active in 17 countries) imagines, conceives and develops ingredient based solutions for the food industry. Our vision : ‘Create Solutions for Tomorrow's food'.
In the context of the strong development of our Group (turnover and number of people have doubled since 2012), we are looking for the South Europe Area for a :
Research & Development Manager South Europe M/W.
Reporting to the ‘Area Manager' South Europe, member of the Management Team South Europe, you lead your department (20 people across two sites) in tight cooperation with the 3 businesses of the Areas (Industry, Food Service, Nutrition).
You install an innovation dynamic within the Area in R&D and beyond across all departments,
You define the R&D strategy and the organization for the Area (skills, projects management, personal review etc), in coordination with the Area Management staying very close to the Area's Businesses – in line with the corporate strategy.
You coordinate the R&D activities – you create the working environment so that all R&D teams develop cross businesses projects.
You manage the R&D department efficiency to serve the Group customers base hands in hands with the Businesses – you follow directly the major development projects (customers driven or internal), and you manage all administrative activities linked to R&D (CIR, FUI, links with Public Research institutes etc) in cooperation with South Europe finance dept.
Your represent the Area South Europe within the Solina Group R&D community and you are the main point of contact of the Group R&D Director for the South Europe Area.
You manage the Application development centers of the Area as well as the development kitchens (activity, Capex, projects, people).
Passionate by Food Development, innovation and value added creation, you will continuously improve the R&D hit rate for customers.
You partake in all transversal projects of the Area and the Group related to Raw Materials value optimization, Suppliers Innovation management, Quality Assurance and Food Safety policy.
Next to the Business Managers you may interact with Key customers on strategic development plans.
You are the contact person for the Group R&D Director to implement the group policies and the group projects on top of the local projects and to ensure an adequate use of the resources under your responsibility.
You are a force proposal for the definition of the strategic agenda and you contribute to the building and the implementation of an ambitious development plan. You work closely with the Sales and Marketing Direction France to take into account the evolution of the market and the expectations of the customers.
You are dealing regularly with the Purchase Department, the Direction of industrial operations and the Quality department to ensure a smooth management of the supply chain as a whole while respecting the criteria of quality, hygiene, safety and environment.
The position is based in Bréal-sous-Montfort (35).
Of higher éducation, at ease in a matrix organisation, you have an experience as R&D Director in the food industry, preferably in the areas of B to B, ingredients, intermediate products. A good knowledge of the meat and/or prepared meals sectors would BE an advantage. You can demonstrate, in a context of a solid growth requiring change management skills, a genuine leadership and a real ability to manage and federate teams.
Rémunération : Non précisé.