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Jr. R&D Product Developer

Datum: 24-jun-2021 Tewerkstellingsschema: Voltijds Locatie:

Buggenhout, BE

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Jr. R&D Product Developer

Ontex is een vooraanstaande internationale producent van hygiƫnische oplossingen voor baby's, vrouwen en volwassenen. We distribueren in meer dan 110 landen via private labels van grote retailers, als ook met onze eigen merken. De group stelt wereldwijd meer dan 10 000 mensen te werk. Ontex staat ook op de lijst van Euronext Brussels.

Missie en hoofdtaken

The R&D Product Developer Technology participates actively in strategic product development projects. He/she performs the full scope of R&D project management by supporting the respective project manager and by leading assigned sub-projects. Moreover, he/she supports the Group R&D Manager Product Technology in investigating new technologies and materials, in building and maintaining business relationships with business partners, strategic suppliers and external organisations, and in providing expert knowledge and analyses within the organisation.

Main responsibilities and key tasks

  • Keep track of a project plan and budgets with internal and external resources and take actively part in the coordination of project tasks
  • Present data and analyses related to running project work in internal meetings, as well as for external partners
  • Maintain cooperation with other departments like Purchasing, IT, Legal, Marketing, Engineering and the local Operational Team of production sitesAlign with external business partners and suppliers on services and raw materials
  • Conceptualize novel product design and related production processes by gathering, developing and evaluating ideas (technology, features, materials)
  • Do research on technological fields and identify relevant content for the project work
  • Perform machine trials and lab simulation, both in preparation and execution phase, evaluate and summarize results
  • Design and build prototypes of absorbent products
  • Organize lab and panel tests; evaluate and summarize results
  • Cooperate with Group Marketing for identifying innovation opportunities
  • Support the validation of new raw materials by executing R&D-related tasks within the RMVR system
  • Support other functions by providing expert knowledge short-term, e.g. related to quality problems, customer requests, or operational issues
  • Achtergrond en ervaring


  • Master or university diploma degree in natural science, or engineering.
  • Broad scientific and technical scope. Fair knowledge in statistics.
  • Excellent English (oral + written) is mandatory.
    Some German knowledge would be an asset.
  • Experience:

  • Any professional experience, especially within R&D, would be an asset.
  • Competencies:

  • Good analytical and organizational skills.
  • Independent and scientific way of working, both visionary and results oriented
  • Strong communication skills. Good presentation skills.
  • Very good team-working skills, openness to cooperate within the entire organization.
  • Jr. R&D Product Developer

    ontex, Buggenhout
    Contract Type: 
    Developer, R&D
    Degree Level: