At Solina, our community of over 2,700 people share a passion for food and live our entrepreneurial culture. We design customised savoury solutions for our clients operating in the food industry, food service, butchery and nutrition markets. With sustainability at the heart of our business model, we aim to produce food that is good in every sense of the word : delicious, nourishing, affordable, sustainable and convenient. Solina is a fast growing business, with 30 production sites and R&D laboratory, we are present in more than 19 countries mainly in Europe and North Americas. By constantly rethinking culinary solutions, we make food matter for people and the planet.

Our Site is located few km away from Ghent and his specialised in dry solution. Do you want to contribute at the development of the Food of the future? Are you also convinced that a higher veggie consumption is required, for the people and the planet? Are you interested to launch products which are even better nutritionally, in taste and in texture? Here is your chance: as we are strongly growing, we open a vacancy as Marketing Manager for our Future Food Division. Are you fascinated by Product Marketing, Category management and communication? Please apply asap then. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!

This group role, located in Belgium, is part of the team designing and implementing the company’s  sourcing, quality and R&D business processes and IT tools to support. 

 

Mission

  • You contribute to cross-site and multi-functional programs, both organizational and operational RD&A ( = Research, Development & Application ), ensuring to accomplish the assigned projects on-time and within budget, this in accordance with the goals setup by the company.
  • You contribute to the optimization of the RD&A processes (way-of-working) for better managing the company’s RD&A pipelines (raw material research, innovation pipeline, customer opportunities) and RD&A sharing initiatives.
  • You facilitate the interface with the IT-department by collecting the business requirements and implementing the RD&A processes and reporting tools into Solina’s CRM, SRM, ERP, PLM and BI-systems.
  • You help with the integration of RD&A processes and RD&A (digital) tools of the recent and future acquisitions or new regions.
  • You (co-)coordinate organizational changes in the RD&A platform.
  • You back up for the PLM Product Owner.

Profile

  • You have a Master degree in Food Technology, Food Science or equivalent
  • Experience in a technical/scientific organisation is a plus
  • You have strong interpersonal skills, you are a result-oriented project manager and you focus both on quality and meeting deadlines. You are positive and energetic, assertive but constructive with excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with Salesforce, CRM, SRM, ERP, PLM and BI-systems is a plus
  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • You will be travelling 20% of your time ( >30 RD&A sites and growing)
  • Sense for order and neatness

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