Are you a dedicated team player with finely honed leadership skills and the ability to find the right tone of voice in any situation? Do you have the experience needed to work with multicultural teams, underpinned by well-developed interpersonal skills? Are you adept at coming up with compelling solutions in response to specific problems? If so, please join us in Bremen (with the option of remote working) as soon as possible in your new role as
Head of Research & Development (m/w/d) Food Industry
Take our products to the next level | Your responsibilities
Overseeing product development, you will drive forward the product/growth strategy for our Baby business unit, the focus being on infant formula, baby food and supplements, including foods for special medical purposes.
Working in close collaboration with other business unit and DMK Group departments, you will identify and develop the innovation pipeline.
In addition, your tasks will include the professional planning and management of personnel and cost requirements as well as budgets relating to the development department, the respective sites and the full range of associated projects.
In this role, you will also be responsible for the cost-efficient management of product development and the local development teams assigned to the Baby business unit in Bremen, Mannheim and Milan.
In the context of development projects, it goes without saying that you will have to keep a keen eye on defined factors relating to cost, deadlines and specifications.
Committed to maintaining our manufacturing capabilities and meeting target costs in production, you will work in close cooperation with our production plants.
Furthermore, you will establish a transparent and functional project management process as well as a system for the entire development and portfolio maintenance pipeline.
Teaming up with Medical-Scientific Marketing and the DMK Group IP and Legal departments, you will plan studies and trials, in addition to drawing up measures aimed at protecting specific ideas and concepts.
Last but not least, you will create an attractive working environment, continuously refine the skills profile of the R&D department and communicate with external partners and HCPs.
The perfect match | Your profile
Solid degree in natural sciences, e.g. food technology, food chemistry, food science, biotechnology, ecotrophology, pharmacy or similar
Several years of professional experience in a senior position relating to the product development of spray-drying and/or emulsion products, preferably with a focus on baby milk
Ideally, experience and interest in the development of supplements – e.g. powders, liquids, soft gel caps, etc. –, innovative packaging and delivery systems
Excellent command of German and English, both written and spoken
Willingness to travel on business assignments
More than convincing | Our proposal
Alongside an attractive remuneration package, you can look forward to a 37-hour week within a trust-based system as well as 30 days of annual leave.
In line with your ambitions, extensive career opportunities await you throughout the Group – you can broaden your horizons through personalised professional training wherever required.
It goes without saying that we will equip you with everything you need for efficient, modern-day work: a laptop or tablet and company mobile phone come as standard.
For maximum convenience, you will also have access to a company parking lot, while our canteen will provide you with a range of refreshments.
And on top of that, we offer you the possibility to flexibilise your job in terms of time and space, so that you can easily reconcile family and professional commitments.
Have this job and our company captured your imagination?
We would like to make the process of engaging with us as simple as possible. With this in mind, we look forward to receiving your application directly via our online form. Of course, we will also accept documents submitted by e-mail or post.
We expressly welcome applications from people with severe disabilities/equivalent persons.
You can look forward to a company culture in which you matter to us as a person. In particular, we place a great deal of emphasis on a family approach.
These are exceptional times – with many changes to well-established processes. But one thing remains the same: we look forward to receiving your application and to meeting you in person – while, of course, observing all the precautionary measures. Let us look to the future and emerge stronger from the current situation!
Building on the Humana and Alete brands, DMK Baby is committed to meeting the nutritional requirements of infants around the globe with the help of high-end products of tested and certified German quality – made in harmony with nature. DMK Baby is part of the DMK Group, Germany's largest dairy cooperative.