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Manager Application Juices, Nectars & Smoothies

Oosterhout

An enthusiastic leader, with passion for product development, who stimulates innovation through collaboration within your team and inspires them to always go for continuous improvement and not being satisfied with the average is what characterises you.

Locatie

Oosterhout

Functie omschrijving

The beverage market is developing constantly, for example by adding functional ingredients, reducing sugar and increasing the use of plant-based products. Döhler is very innovative and responds to market trends, as well as developing and marketing its own products. Speed plays an important role in product development, and a thorough product library helps to realise this.

Your responsibilities

  • You and your team will transfer market trends and ideas into innovative concepts and product solutions – proactively as part of our innovation process as well as jointly with our customers
  • You will maintain and further develop a product library in cooperation with the BU
  • You understand what Nutrition means and know how to translate this to distinctive product developments
  • You will connect with the team leaders of the other product categories within the region for general exchange, joint continuous improvement of i.e. processes and tools and for product inspiration.
  • Your networking will make yourself and your division visible. Be the face for Innovation & Application F&V, both internally and externally
  • You will be an active part in customer workshops together with Product Management, Technical Project Management and Sales
  • You and your team will execute efficient and effective IT based processes and be part of their continuous improvement

Uitdaging

You will put the division Application and R&D on the (international) map and let it grow, part of this is strengthen the cooperation with the BU and its Head Office.
You take responsibility for maintaining a successful project conversion rate in a competitive market environment

Profiel kandidaat

Being an inspiring manager for your team of skilled Application Specialist and Product Developers helps them to meet the high demands in the market. You see commercial opportunities and are customer oriented and you know how to create value an you strongly believe that the team always wins.

One of Döhlers core values is innovation, which is exactly what your stand for, you are passionate about new product development. Your experience in the beverage market, in ingredients, blends or consumer products is valuable in this position. In case your experience is in another innovative food market don’t hesitate to react, you will soon be enthusiastic about the beverage market and the opportunities it offers.

  • You have an academic work- and thinking level and an education in a technological direction such as food technology or similar
  • You have extensive experience within the Food & Beverage Industry (Ingredients or FMCG) preferably in R&D environment and Category Management
  • You have leadership experience
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English
  • You have good IT skills especially in MS-Office and SAP applications
  • Your analytical side helps you to navigate your area of responsibility
  • You are a successful networker

Bedrijfsprofiel

Döhler is a global producer and provider of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry. We provide our customers with a wide product range including natural flavours, natural colours and textures as well as healthy and functional ingredients for foods and beverages. We are searching for candidates who are committed to our ultimate customer focus and who are ready to deliver their best performance in a thriving environment.
Working at Döhler means, working in a motivating atmosphere of a high-tech, innovative company. Where you will get the opportunity to realize your full potential and your ideas and you will get the freedom to strike out in new directions.

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