Job area
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Contract type
Permanent Contract

Job description

Lesaffre Digital & Data ambitions 

Lesaffre’s Digital & Data journey started some years’ ago with a strong push to encourage and cross-fertilize initiatives across the organization. Business impact of some of these first actions (Sales efficiency tools, My Lesaffre App for Bakers, digitalization of key operations etc…) have confirmed the importance of accelerating this journey.

Digital & Data are to become a fundamental transformative force for Lesaffre growth. On one hand, as a lever to increase customer centricity and user experience. On the other, to bring operational excellence across the company.

More concretely, some of these opportunities are: 

  • Further empower salesforce & leverage digital marketing to capture, convert and keep our future and current clients and consumers  
  • Leverage omnichannel strategies to sell, serve and delight our customers
  • Turn our industrial operations even more intelligent and efficient (digitalization of processes, automatization of low added value tasks, industrial productivity, supply chain performance …)
  • Contribute to unlocking further value and efficiency on R&D processes
  • Empowering transversal functions to deliver better user experiences

To accelerate this journey, a substantial additional effort is being put in place. The recent arrival of a Chief Digital & Data Officer (ExCom member) has marked the beginning of this acceleration. With a more structured and results oriented journey, CD&D officer is creating a new organisation. Data and Tech is at the heart of the transformation. A Data and Tech Factory has been created to valorise Lesaffre’s data assets, and deliver use cases, governance capacities, and innovation. Both embedded in the Business and at a Global level, digital & data talents will be crucial to this transformative journey both in the impact to business as well as the development of D&D capabilities.

In this context, Lesaffre is recruiting a Data Engineer

This position will be part of the Data & Tech Factory and will report to the Head of Data Architecture and Engineering. You will play a pivotal role in shaping our data use cases and driving our data mesh strategy forward. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to collect, transform, and deliver high-quality data for analytics, insights, or AI driven solutions. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining our data products, ensuring data quality, and optimizing performance in a cloud-native environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain data products to ingest data from various sources into our cloud-based data store.
  • Implement data integration strategies that align with the Data Mesh architecture principles.
  • Transform raw data into usable formats suitable for analytics, adhering to best practices for data quality and consistency.
  • Implement data processing and transformation logic using state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Implement data quality checks and data validation processes to ensure the integrity of the data.
  • Optimize data pipelines and processes for performance and scalability in a cloud-based environment.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot data pipeline issues, ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Utilize cloud services (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) for data storage, processing, and orchestration.
  • Stay up to date with cloud technologies and leverage them to enhance data engineering capabilities.
  • Work closely with data scientists, analysts, and other stakeholders to understand their data requirements and provide timely data products solutions.
  • When required, participate and collaborate to enforce data governance policies and standards.


There is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. Lesaffre is a place where you can grow and in which whatever background you come with will be a plus. If you feel excited about the position, we strongly encourage you to apply even if you meet only two third the requirements.

  • Proven experience as a Data Engineer, with a focus on cloud-based solutions.
  • Solid programming skills in one or more programming languages, including at least Python
  • Experience with data orchestration and workflow management tools (e.g., Apache Airflow).
  • Understanding of data modeling and database design principles.
  • Experience working with both relational and non-relational databases (Postgresql, Cassandra, MongoDB, RDS, DynamoDB)
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional and collaborative team environment.
  • Experience working with container management tools such as Docker.
  • Knowledge of cloud data storage technologies (Snowflake, NoSQL, S3)
  • Knowledge of data security practices and compliance standards
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, data engineering, or a related field
  • At least 4 years of relevant professional experience in distributed data and Cloud native environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; French is a plus

Company description

A key global player in fermentation for more than a century, Lesaffre, with a 2,7 billion euro turnover, and established on all continents, counts 11,000 employees and more than 96 nationalities. On the strength of this experience and diversity, we work with customers, partners and researchers to find ever more relevant answers to the needs of food, health, naturalness and respect for our environment. Thus, every day, we explore and reveal the infinite potential of microorganisms.

To nourish 9 billion people, in a healthy way, in 2050 by making the most of our planet’s resources is a major and unprecedented issue. We believe that fermentation is one of the most promising answers to this challenge.

Lesaffre – Working together to better nourish and protect the planet.