Domaine d'activité
Recherche & Développement
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Type de contrat
Permanent Contract
+10 years

Description de l'offre

The main missions will be to :

  • Design, Lead and Deliver a Portfolio of “Agile” Technical/Scientific Proof of Concept projects. This agile portfolio is made of projects run in less than 2 years aiming at testing or unlocking  science and/or technological lockers and demonstrating their accessibility for the business. These projects are run and delivered outside the mainstream R&D project portfolio. They can apply to any field of science, technology and/or application, the Lesaffre group and businesses are interested in.

  • Gather and study relevant lscience and/or technology leads coming from scientific literature and needs from Lesaffre teams (R&D, Makt, Commercial, Operations, else) that could enable to unlock a science and/or technology blockers and create value.

  • Ignite, Contract and  leverage grants or lead collaborations. Enlarge with consistency  and according to our strategy Lesaffre footprints of value creation through external partners (academic, public consortium, start-ups, industries, else).

  • Design and Build up the scientific strategy and road-map to defend some of our categories, according to Lesaffre Strategy and R&D director and  In in close relationship with relevant business, public affairs and/or communication. 

  • Deliver the Portfolio of the POC projects, the Open Innovation collaborations and the Category(ies) defense roadmap, leveraging transversally the rest of the Lesaffre teams as operation and or the Centers of Excellence of the Lesaffre Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

  • Bring Sustainability in everything done

You will work in close collaborations with the Lesaffre Public Affairs, Business Units, Regions, and, with the other Center of Excellence (CoE) of the Lesaffre Science and Technology S&T (LIST)

You will manage a team of highskilled PhD and/or Ingeniors. 

You will be a member of the Lesaffre Institute of Lesaffre and Technology (LIST) Leadership Team reporting into Lesaffre Chief R&D Officer


What are we looking for  ? 

  • a PhD as a minimum in one of the research area within Lesaffre’s field of application. a Post-Doc is a plus.
  • At least 15 years’s experience in one of the 3 domains of the mission : Open Innovation, Agile/Sprint Innovation + Scientific category defense .
  • an Explorer, a Visonnary, an  Achiever with ability to structure and a tactical approach
  • a widely curious and interested mindset in diverse/numerous sciences and/or technologies 
  • a manager with talent for developing talent

Description de l'entreprise

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 2.2 billion euros.