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R&D Senior Scientist

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
11 November, 2021

Job Description

Our client, a global multi-national business, is seeking an R&D Senior Scientist over Innovation, Quality and Technology, leading the technology development pipelines for a large food portfolio. This is a global, forward thinking business –  you will have freedom to push superior innovation within luxury food products. You will have full autonomy and creative freedom to bring fresh ideas and innovative approaches to delight consumers.


R&D Senior Scientist, Arras, France


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 Leader – Innovation:


  • Lead technology development initiatives and advance technology development pipelines and drive projects with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Identify new opportunities in technology development, create commercialisation roadmaps and document key data and learnings from experimentation
  • 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 Leader – Innovation:

  • Masters degree in food sciences/technology or any engineering field
  • Extensive experience working in food technology, ideally 8+ years experience – some experience within dairy products would be advantageous
  • As 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
  • Leadership experience within a fast paced environment
  • Fluency in French and English


If you are interested in applying for this R&D Senior Scientist 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.