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Customer Laboratory Services Assistant - Bakery expert.

  • Location:

    Herentals

  • Contact:

    Julie Peeraer

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact phone:

    +32 15 44 58 52

  • Industry:

    Food and Beverages

  • Contact email:

    julie_peeraer@oxfordcorp.com

​​​​In Herentals we are looking for a Customer Laboratory Services Assistant - Bakery expert.

Job Description
You will be responsible for the development of new application knowledge for the bakery industry. You are eager to take ownership and enjoy working in a diverse and dynamic environment. Together with the entire CLS team you will troubleshoot problems of customers and ensure, they receive the maximum value from the products.

You will find a culture that stimulates your entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for like-minded people who can share our passion for success. We manufacture and market natural and synthetic ingredients, designed to extend the shelf life of foods and beverages: keep them looking great, tasting delicious, safe and fresh, longer.

Responsibilities

  • Set up the design of experiments ensuring scientific rigor. Execute in an accurate manner the designed experiments to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Contribute to providing technical advice and recommendations based on the outcome of the experiments.
  • Perform literature studies to extend knowledge in the field of antioxidants and antimicrobials for food, packaging technology and process improvement.
  • Contribute to the development, validation and implementation of new and improved test methods (including the use of statistical analysis)
  • Maintain good laboratory practices in recording data, calibration of equipment to ensure accuracy of results, general laboratory maintenance and disposal
  • Communicate with Salespersons and customers in the EMEA region and give presentations
  • Contribute to good working conditions for the laboratory
  • Interact in a professional manner with a wide variety of individuals at all levels (e.g. R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Customer Service, Sales, Operations, and Marketing).


Requirements

  • Master's degree in Food science, Food Engineering, Food Technology or related field (Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry) or equivalent by experience, preferably experience in de bakery industry, with at least 5 years of experience.
  • Experience in a laboratory, working specifically in a bakery environment.
  • Knowledge about bakery applications, antioxidants and (food)microbiology
  • Acquainted with the Oxidative Stability Instrument (OSI), Oxygen Bomb, HPLC, UV Spectrophotometer, rheology and formulation of new blends for the bakery industry…
  • Fluent in English is essential (spoken & written)
  • Experience in evaluating and interpreting results and writing reports
  • PC literate (Word, Excel, Access, e-mail, ERP-systems)
  • Very hands-on, independent, pro-active, and not afraid to take initiatives
  • Diligent, good team player with self-motivation and initiative
  • Good and open communicator, open for giving presentations or communicating with customers
  • Experience in independently evaluating and interpreting results.
  • Ability to demonstrate creative ability in solving technical issues.
  • Self-starting, highly motivated, able to work well with others in a team-based environment
  • Highly accurate and pro-active attitude
  • Flexible in adjusting to organizational needs
  • Ability to work independently under pressure
  • Willingness to travel
  • Existing right to work in Europe required ( please read job spec in full before applying ).


Benefits

  • A competitive financial package- in addition to your salary, we offer fringe additional benefits.
  • Robust health and wellness support- we are proud to offer an on-site fitness center, and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.
  • Continued learning opportunities- We offer tuition reimbursement and recently launched a corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.
  • The chance to give back to our world- Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities.
  • This position offers a competitive remuneration package which will reflect the importance of the role as well as the opportunity to work for a rapidly growing international company.


Vacancy number: 18749