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R&D Paper & Fibers Specialist

- Leuven

Job content
  • Design and deliver breakthrough paper packaging (carton, corrugate, labels, secondary packaging, boxes) technologies to deliver cost saving, capex avoidance, carbon footprint reduction or product quality improvement, through leading execution of global projects and consulting zone projects 
  • Responsible for overall platform tracking and monitoring 
  • Be the company recognized expert on paper packaging & secondary packaging 
  • Focusing on paper chemistry, paper manufacturing, paper packaging design, paper packaging manufacturing andpackaging transport
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment 
  • Daily collaboration with internal (engineering, procurement …) and external (universities, suppliers, institutes …) partners 
  • Responsible to identify, scope and verify new technologies and opportunities in secondary carton/Paper packaging 
  • Lead execution of feasibility, development and first implementation through multifunctional teams and on the field presence 
  • Relevant scientific Master degree  
  • 5 years profound professional technical expertise on paper chemistry and paper manufacturing 
  • In depth understanding of paper packaging design/specifications and paper packaging manufacturing 
  • DOE (Design of Experiment) or Six Sigma (Black Belt, Green Belt) certified, or equivalent trough experience 
  • Experience and passion for front end technologies 
  • Strong ability to lead and manage projects and project portfolio with high level of complexity  
  • Strong communication skills, perseverance, agility, ownership behavior 
  • Strong relationships with marketing innovation teams 
  • Fluent in English 
  • Significant global travelling involved 

What do we offer?

We offer you a competitve salary in an international environment 


For further information, call Laura Schollen