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

Job description

Within the Center of Excellence Down Stream Process (DSP) Design belonging to the Lesaffre Institute of Science & Technology (LIST), and directly attached to Down Stream Process Director, you are in charge of estimating the costs of the new processes related to research and development projects and their sustainability impact.

As part of new processes:

  • You are responsible for estimating the costs related to technology development in projects in advance
  • You conduct comparative Life Cycle Assessment for technology selection
  • You assist in the management of LIST projects with ecological objectives
  • You define effective and relevant indicators
  • You keep abreast of technologies and regulations related to bioprocesses
  • You build and disseminate the knowledge of environmental and cost impact of the different DownStream unitary Processes to enable the teams to include these criteria upfront
  • You promote eco-design practices for DownStream Process
  • You define effective and relevant indicators, together with industrial, sustainable development teams



  • Master in Food, Chemistry, Process
  • 5 Years of experience min
  • With an engineering background, you have initial experience in estimating costs at various scales. In addition to your good knowledge of bioprocesses, you have experience with an eco-design tool.
  • You also have a mastery of essential project development tools, mathematical cost estimation methods and speak English fluently for international projects.

Behavioral skills:

  • You have a developed analytical and synthesis mindset, anticipate and formulate client needs. Your technical expertise, listening skills, precision and ability to work in a team are recognized.
  • Travel within France or abroad may be required.

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.