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R&I innovation senior manager


Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Limonest, 69, FR

Company: DANONE

Can you think like an entrepreneur and act like a scientist?

Do you want to make a difference in improving food choices for children under 3, whilst delivering growth for the category?

Are you ready for an exciting international mission interacting with other functions both internally and externally?

Do you want an exciting and varied job which offers you new learnings every day

Join our team as a R&I Innovation & Project Manager

The position is located in Limonest (near Lyon, Rhône, France).

Danone needs to develop and launch an exciting innovation pipeline of food products that enable our brands to attract consumers and contribute to our “One Planet, One Health” company goals.

To support this growth of innovation, our team works with 3rd Party manufacturers that have the right capabilities in product, pack and process.

Your missions: 

  • Identify new 3rd Party manufacturers to support a rapid growth of innovations
  • Develop collaboration with existing 3rd party manufacturers able to support our Innovations: meeting our Quality and Nutritional standards and with the right technical capabilities (product, pack, process and shelf life)
  • Co-lead innovation and renovation projects with internal (local and global) teams (Marketing, Quality, Procurement, Operations, Engineering etc.) and external teams
  • Work closely with Marketing teams from early project phase to ensure relevance and capability
  • Drive innovation with a creative and solutions-oriented mindset, bring fresh ideas and perspective to complex multivariable problems.

What we offer:

  • A key role to deliver great products with extra soul & care for very specific consumers that are babies!
  • A learning adventure where you get exposed to an incredible variety of technologies
  • An exciting opportunity to define today what will be launched tomorrow

Your profile:

  • Technical background with 8 to 10 years of experience in product development, or other industrial functions in the food production industry
  • Proven ability to design, develop & launch projects on time and according to the requirements of the Brief
  • Wide background knowledge of food production technologies to enable you to challenge and build on the Brief and find solutions suitable for the manufacturer
  • Project Management experience in a multi-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills to work with internal teams, represent Danone to 3rd party manufacturers, and foster collaboration with manufacturers, suppliers and experts in process, product and pack to accelerate our innovation capacity
  • Ability to challenge stakeholders, to explain technical challenges in a non-technical way, and justify by your opinions
  • Excellent autonomy

Danone, "One Planet, One Health" ... why not you?

Danone is a company committed to an inspiring mission: "Bring health through food to as many people as possible". This ambition is made real by commitments to social and environmental issues, with local communities, farmers, our partners... Come and take your next career growth step with our passionate and enthusiastic teams! You will discover an environment that promotes proximity and encourages taking the initiative.  

Join us to contribute to a meaningful mission and help lead the food revolution.

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