Aug 06, 2018

R&D Project Manager M/F

  • Rennes, France
Interim Research & Development

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated R&D professional to work in our Texture & Inclusions R&D Platform located in Rennes, France. You will work on NPD Projects, Customer briefs and Profitability Improvements as part of global cross-functional teams.

Your technical expertise in product-process interactions and your learning agility will contribute to Diana Food’s programme to deliver differentiated, added-value fruit and vegetable pieces for customer-relevant applications globally.

Diana Food is seeking a R&D Project Manager (Fixed-term contract: 12 months).

Main responsibilities:

  • Leading and coordinating agreed R&D activities as part of approved projects, ensuring they are delivered within time, budget and quality.
  • Keeping stakeholders informed of project progress, ensuring that risks are escalated and corrective actions identified.
  • Developing and maintaining relevant technical expertise, specifically assessing the potential of new and existing process technologies for the delivery of relevant Fruit & Vegetable inclusion types.
  • Functioning autonomously in an international environment, interfacing and creating networks across other Symrise BUs and Divisions.
  • Prospecting through and collaborating with Universities, Technical centres, Equipment and Ingredient suppliers, analytical laboratories and other partner organisations.
  • Providing technical support in collaboration with key Production Sites.
  • Actively collaborating with the Diana Food community, contributing to the strategic development of Diana Food.


  • University Degree in Food Engineering, Food Technology or Food Science
  • Food industry backgroung with 3+ years of experiences
  • Project Management skills
  • Food process development skills, technical expertise in manufacturing environment
  • Creative mindset
  • English Fluent, French and German is a plus
  • Flexibility to travel

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