Job area
Research & Development
Animal care
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Contract type
Permanent Contract
1 to 3 years

Job description

Along the years we built a solid reputation with breakthrough research and intellectual property to develop microorganism-based solutions for nutrition and health.

We are actively seeking a talented individual to join our team as a R&D Poultry Project Manager, committed to bolstering our R&D initiatives in poultry gut health and nutrition. To support our vision and our ambitious and enthusiastic strategy, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating the efforts of internal and external experts across various R&D projects, encompassing the tracking of study reports, conducting statistical analyses, and managing budgets.
  • Overseeing studies in research centers worldwide, with responsibility for experimental design, parameter definition, and results analysis.
  • Collaborating closely with strategy, formulation, and regulatory teams to ensure project alignment and successful outcomes.
  • Conducting comprehensive literature reviews, providing scientific expertise, and staying abreast of relevant articles and patents.
  • Managing financial aspects such as contract management, NDAs/CDAs, and invoice tracking.
  • Promoting Phileo’s image by writing scientific articles and facilitating internal and external communication through meetings and presentations.
  • Work with the Global Species Manager for Poultry to provide technical support to Phileo’s sales teams and/or key account customers.


The ideal candidate :

– possess a PhD in Animal Science, Agri-food, Veterinary, or equivalent field.

– is specializing in poultry nutrition, accompanied by at least 1 year of experience in the field of animal nutrition and health as R&D Project Manager within a multinational, culturally diverse environment.

– Demonstrate proficiency in both independent work and collaborative team efforts, with critical and analytical thinking and excelling in liaising with cross-functional groups. Any experience in product development within the feed additive industry is considered advantageous.

Is fluent English, (French is a plus) and got excellent written and verbal communication skills, coupled with proficiency in the MS Office are essential.

– got abilities to communicate effectively  in driving project success within a collaborative team environment.

Company description

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for Baking, Food taste & pleasure, Health care and Biotechnology.
Family group born in northern France in 1853, now a multi-national and a multicultural company, Lesaffre is committed to working with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet.
In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 11 000 people in nearly 80 subsidiaries based in +50 countries.
Lesaffre achieves a turnover of 2.7 billion euros.

In Phileo, as business unit of Lesaffre, we support partners globally, from family farmers to major feed industry players, constantly pursuing improved levels of animal health, welfare and productivity within the context of maximum sustainability. 

We develop tailor-made solutions by mastering microbiota and immunity, based on sound science and trials evidence, helping animal keepers reduce their use of antibiotics to the absolute minimum. Our rich array of proprietary probiotics is designed to address the lifecycle needs of animals across a wide diversity of pets, farm livestock, fish and insects.  
Let’s act with nature for animal care.