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Responsable recherche et développement (CDI) H/F

Ecotone UK


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Join Ecotone as a Research and Development Manager and contribute to a sustainable future with a B Corp certified European food leader


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Saint Genis Laval, France

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Organisation summary: Ecotone stands at the forefront of the European organic and plant-based food industry, championing biodiversity with well-known brands like Bjorg, Bonneterre, Clipper, and many others. With its B Corp certification, Ecotone impacts over 80 countries, employing 1600 people with a central hub near Lyon, France. The company's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and environmental stewardship makes it an exceptional place to work and grow professionally.

  • Role Summary:
    • Provide technical and regulatory support in innovation and product renovation projects.
    • Evaluate technical and regulatory feasibility for project briefs.
    • Develop product specifications and guide recipe/process/pack optimizations.
    • Ensure products comply with regulations and specifications.
    • Validate product shelf life and oversee industrial trials and initial productions.
    • Conduct technological monitoring of products and raw materials.
    • Contribute to marketing and strategic R&D innovation plans.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Bac+5 degree in agri/agro engineering with a specialization in regulation, nutrition, or product development.
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in a factory setting.
    • Proficiency in English and a strong grasp of food regulations.
    • Knowledge of nutrition, organic farming, and food packaging is beneficial.
    • Recognized for rigor, autonomy, and prioritization skills.
    • Creativity, openness, and curiosity are essential traits.
    • Proficiency in office tools.

Ecotone is a pioneer and European leader in organic, plant-based and fair trade food. Our mission is to nourish biodiversity, through strong and committed brands such as Bjorg, Bonneterre, Clipper, Allos, Alter Eco, Danival, Destination, El Granero, Isola Bio, Kallø, Whole Earth, Zonnatura... In 2019, we became the first European food company to obtain B Corp certification. Our family of brands is distributed in over 80 countries, our production sites are located in 7 European countries. The company employs 1600 people and has its headquarters near Lyon in France.

Today, we are looking for a Research and Development Manager (CDI) H/F. Reporting to the Head of the R&D Department, your missions in the adventure will be to provide technical and regulatory support during innovation or product renovation projects, evaluate the technical and regulatory feasibility of project briefs thanks to a knowledge of ingredients and technologies, develop specifications and product specifications, guide recipe / process / pack optimizations with suppliers, validate the compliance of developed products with the regulations and specifications defined, validate the product's shelf life, validate industrial trials and / or first productions, ensure technological monitoring on your portfolio of products and raw materials, feed marketing and strategic R&D innovation plans.

You have a Bac+5 degree in agri or agro engineering with a specialization in regulation utrition or product development, and you have a successful experience of 3 to 5 years in a similar position in a factory, where you have developed skills in product development (ingredients, formulation, processes).

You are comfortable in English and you master food regulations. Basic knowledge of nutrition, organic farming and food packaging are assets. You are recognized for your rigor, your autonomy and your ability to prioritize. Open-mindedness, curiosity and creativity are your major assets. Finally, you master office tools.

Our headquarters, the hive, is accessible by bus and metro (stop: Saint Genis Laval Hospitals Lyon South, 15 min walk).

We are committed to respecting our diversity & inclusion charter which supports equal opportunities. Ecotone is committed to creating an inclusive and fair environment for all. Our mission is to nourish biodiversity, that is to say to protect, grow and cherish biodiversity by offering organic, vegetarian and diversified food.


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