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 Product Owner 

Job Description

This position will be part of the Data & Tech Factory and will report to the Head of Data & Tech Products. You will play a key role in shaping our data projects and implementing product strategy and agility across the team.  

You will be responsible for a portfolio of projects/products to ensure delivery and will be the business representative within the team. To do this, you’ll need to work with a wide range of business contacts in a wide variety of areas of the company. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • You co-lead the implementation of agility within the Data & Tech Factory.

  • You co-lead the team’s transformation from projects to products.

  • You define the customer’s needs by leading the product scoping and design phases. 

  • You develop, maintain and prioritize the product backlog with the 2nd PO.

  • You communicate regularly on the team’s progress and any difficulties encountered.

  • You are the main point of contact for all stakeholders for all projects/products of your portfolio. 

  • You write user stories and define acceptance criteria following workshops with the business.

  • You test the developments carried out and assist the customer in carrying out tests.


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. 

  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional and collaborative team environment. 

  • Ability to lead a team on a day-to-day basis and helping them to grow. 

  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills. 

  • Good skills in agile methods and in associate rituals and knowledge of product management 

  • Ability to challenge requests and to be a strong driver for the different people involved 

Required Qualifications: 

  • At least 7 years of professional experience, including 4 years as a Product Owner, ideally in a Data Team 

  • 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.