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BIENCA NV | Gent | Onbepaalde duur, Voltijds

Staat 13 dagen op Jobat.be


is a privately-owned growing organization developing and marketing unique antimicrobial solutions for the international food industry. Our innovative products are increasing food safety and food quality and are sold and introduced into the North American, the Latin American, and European markets via a network of specialised ingredient Distributors. In the framework of succession planning BIENCA is looking for a motivated and experienced (m/w)

Operations and R&D Manager



As Operations and R&D Manager you are responsible for leading and managing the overall production, purchasing and product development activities. You report directly to the General Manager. Your most important activities can be described as follows:
  • Strive for continuous improvement of production, quality (BRC standards), stock and product cost efficiencies
  • Manage contacts with external production partners and suppliers
  • Lead and globally manage the R&D processes related to the BIENCA products, other antimicrobial agents and their applications
  • Develop and manage projects in close communication with the sales department and support this department in the introduction of new sales concepts, distributors and customers
  • Manage contacts with external research institutes, universities and other R&D partners.
  • Manage and coordinate legal approval files, compliance and IP protection of Bienca and its products at the different national and international levels.


This very interesting and versatile role as Operations and R&D Manager demands an experienced business professional with at least 10 years of experience in R&D and operations within the food, feed or pharmaceutical industries. Furthermore, good candidates should fulfil following additional requirements:
  • Master’s degree in bio related sciences is essential (microbiology, food sciences, bio-engineering, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences).
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and French is a must.
  • Willingness to travel internationally (+/- 10% of your time) and occasionally participate in industry fairs is important.
  • Have good experience in legal aspects of food law and food ingredient approval processes
  • Possess excellent people management and communicative skills (spoken and written) as well as a hands-on and autonomous personality who can work in a well-structured and organised way
  • The ability to feel good and function effectively in a small enterprise based in Gent with a small production unit in Seneffe but with lots of business growth potential.


  • A leadership role in a small enterprise with lots of opportunities for business and personal growth
  • The opportunity to interact directly with the General Manager and help define and execute the future operations and R&D direction of this young and dynamic company
  • The possibility to work hands-on with a true degree of autonomy while still remaining an essential part of a small yet high performance team
  • The chance to work with and further develop an innovative product range within the very interesting international food sector


INTERESTED? QUESTIONS? Do not hesitate to call GERT OLEFS at +32 (0)499 14 33 48 between 9 am and 8 pm on weekdays and between 11 am and 5 pm on Saturdays. A simple phone call will allow you to inform yourself quickly and discreetly about the suitability of your candidacy and about the job specifics. You can also send your cv accompanied by your motivation letter to jobs@hcinternational.biz.  Human Capital International always works with its clients on an exclusive basis.


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  • Master (Licentiaat; Universiteit of Hoger Onderwijs Lange Type)
  • Minstens 5 jaar ervaring
  • Frans, Engels


  • Onbepaalde duur
  • Voltijds

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