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R&D Lead - Dairy Processing

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
10 December, 2021

Job Description

Our client, a global multi-national business, is seeking an R&D Lead for Dairy Processing, to manage the technology development pipelines for a large food portfolio.

Within the R&D team, the role will involve managing complex Dairy Processing projects over innovation and new dairy technology. This will involve process design, product development and change management, working with internal stakeholders, including Manufacturing.


R&D Lead - Dairy Processing, Arras, France


This is a global, forward-thinking business – you will have freedom to push first-class innovation within luxury food products. You will have full autonomy and creative freedom to bring fresh ideas and innovative approaches to delight consumers.


This is a brand new team in a state-of-the-art R&D centre. There is significant opportunity for career development, both on site and within the group’s other brands.


Key duties for the R&D Lead – Dairy Processing:


  • Manage technology development initiatives for dairy processing – push forward technology development pipelines and drive projects with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Identify new opportunities and industry best practice, from think tanks, research groups and entrepreneurs - harness these opportunities and design processes for implementation of new dairy processing technology
  • Collaborate with global team members on projects over the optimization of new products, product improvements and protecting product quality
  • Build cross-functional relationships with Quality, Supply Chain, Marketing and Sourcing
  • Hold relationships with external suppliers and plan annual budgets over prototyping and scale-up studies


Minimum qualifications for the R&D Lead – Dairy Processing:

  • Degree in Food Sciences/Technology or any engineering field
  • Extensive experience working in food technology, ideally 4+ years
  • Previous experience within dairy – knowledge of dairy processing techniques
  • A desire to work with entrepreneurs, start-up companies and universities to gain new ideas and harness these to create more innovative products
  • Proven ability to build relationships quickly with stakeholders from different cultures
  • Fluency in English


If you are interested in applying for this R&D Lead - Dairy Processing role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.