Job area
Research & Development
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Contract type
Permanent Contract
+10 years

Job description

We are looking for our new Director of Biodata, one of our  Centres of Excellence for R&D.

As a biodata Director, you will be responsible for leading  : 

Digital transformation : you will define, implement and evolve the architecture of the R&D information system and harmonize developments with Lesaffre’s overall digital transformation.

Management : you will manage and strengthen the BioData team,  balancing the different digital technical skills with the needs of today and tomorrow  (statistics, data processing and analysis and in particular bio-informatics, AI, data bases, software engineering, etc.).

Science:  your challenge will be to maintain a high-level scientific culture in key areas of Lesaffre (system and synthetic biology, omics, microbiology, etc.) augmented with the contribution of digital technologies.

Interfaces and processes: you will actively contribute to a shared project culture and develop interactions within and outside R&D, for the benefit of value-creating innovation.


About you :

We are looking for a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field such as (bio)-informatics, biology, data science. A combination of a Master’s degree and extensive relevant experience may also be considered.

You have a 10 years’ experience.

You are an excellent & inspiring leader with strong team management skills and able to motivate multidisciplinary teams.

You have demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships with internal/external stakeholders, including researchers, startup, other departments,  government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

And your skills : 

You have multiple competences covering the multidisciplinary aspects of our projects. A least 3 in:

  •  Biology, microbiology
  • Omics
  • Advanced statistics

At least one strong proven experience in : 

  • Big data (data bases, data collection, data analysis and exploitation)
  • Statistics
  • Bio-informatics
  • AI

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 2.2 billion euros.