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Discovery & Innovation Technologist

Department:  Innovation, Green Coffee Development & Sensory
Location: 

Italy

Job ID: 

We are looking for a Discovery & Innovation Technologist to join our Global R&D Department based in Settimo Torinese.

The candidate will support the development of new ideas, taking into consideration consumer studies and the most relevant technological trends, in order to fuel the Company global pipeline with medium to long term projects. He/she will drive medium/long term research plans, coordinating specific research projects aimed at ensuring a long term competitive advantage to the main core Businesses.

 

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Proposing and defining global and local medium to long term research projects and developing business opportunities cross brand and cross country, in compliance with Corporate Strategy;
  • Engaging other Business functions and external partners to supervise the step by step implementation of corrective measures;
  • Coordinating advanced global research programs on key raw materials (green coffee, by-products, other ingredients…) across all product lines and countries in order to globally support the implementation of the Lavazza strategic plans;
  • Supporting the development of scientific knowledge in the Coffee arena, delivering long term competitive innovation;
  • Managing suppliers, outsourcing research projects in collaboration with Research Centers, developing new ingredients, products and technologies and cooperating with other companies in joint research development programs in order to propose innovative/disruptive new solutions
  • Ensuring Technology Transfer within the team
  • Supporting the Copacker scouting team throughout screening and decision making stages when identifying/sourcing new technologies/solutions to be outsourced.

 

To be successful in this role you’ll need to have:

  • University degree (Food Technology or similar)
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in Product Development/R&D department in Food & Beverage industry or similar.
  • Research experience will be considered a plus.
  • Fluent in Italian and in English
  • Strong ability to establish and maintain working relationships with internal/external stakeholders
  • Strong leadership, a proactive and team-working approach
  • Business acumen
  • Passion for Innovation
  • Project management Skills

 

We offer a one year fixed term contract.

 


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