Experience in R&D within the food industry, preferably in dairy cheese products Ability to translate market needs andinsights into technical requirements ¿Dónde vas a trabajar? We are seeking an experienced and dynamic R&D Manager / R&D Project...

  • Experience in R&D within the food industry, preferably in dairy cheese products
  • Ability to translate market needs andinsights into technical requirements

¿Dónde vas a trabajar?

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic R&D Manager / R&D Project Manager to join our leading European dairy multinational. This role is based in Spain and focuses on driving innovation and development across our dairy product range, with among other segments a particular emphasis on our goat cheese (both fresh and log varieties) produced in Spain . Additionally, our portfolio includes a variety of other dairy products such as yogurts. The successful candidate will bridge technical expertise with market needs, closely collaborating with the commercial team and clients to transform our factories and expand our product offerings.


Reporting to the General Manager in Spain the Key Responsibilities are:

  • Market and Client Engagement: Work closely with the commercial team to understand market requirements and customer needs. Engage directly with clients to identify opportunities for product development and improvements.
  • Project Management: Lead and manage R&D projects from conception to completion, ensuring alignment with market demands and company strategy. Detect and evaluate opportunities for new product developments from international subsidiaries (e.g., Sweden, UK).
  • Factory Collaboration: Liaise with factory directors and technical teams in Spain to implement new processes and products. Facilitate technology transfer and process optimization between factories in different countries.
  • Innovation and Development: Drive the transformation of our Spanish factories to enhance capacity and diversify product offerings, focusing not only on goat cheese and mozzarella but also on other dairy products such as yogurts.
  • Communication and Reporting: Maintain clear and effective communication with internal stakeholders, including direct reporting to the General Manager of Spain. Provide regular updates on project progress and outcomes.
  • Travel and On-Site Coordination: Regularly visit and coordinate with our factories in Spain and potentially abroad to ensure seamless project execution and implementation.

¿A quién buscamos (H/M/D)?

Required Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Marketing, Engineering, or a related field. Relevant experience in R&D within the food industry, preferably in dairy cheese products.
  • Technical Knowledge: Strong understanding of dairy cheese product manufacturing processes, particularly for goat cheese, mozzarella, and other dairy products such as yogurts.
  • Market Insight: Ability to translate market needs and commercial insights into technical requirements and product developments.
  • Project Management Skills: Proven experience managing R&D projects, with a strong ability to coordinate cross-functional teams and manage multiple priorities.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in French is highly desirable.
  • Leadership and Growth Potential: Demonstrated leadership capabilities with potential to grow and build a team in the future.
  • Travel Availability: Willingness to travel regularly to various factory locations and international subsidiaries as required.

Personal Attributes:
  • Innovative and Strategic Thinker: Ability to think creatively and strategically to drive product innovation and factory transformation.
  • Team Player: Strong collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Customer-Oriented: Focused on understanding and meeting customer needs to drive business growth.
  • Adaptable and Flexible: Ability to adapt to changing market conditions and project requirements.

¿Cuáles son tus beneficios?

  • Competitive salary with performance-based variable component.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and team leadership.
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment within a leading multinational company.

If you are a motivated and experienced R&D professional with a passion for dairy products and market-driven innovation, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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