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R&D Innovation Project Manager

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Job ID 65301 Date posted 05/19/2021 Location : Vilvoorde, Belgium

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 155  years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Innovation Project Manager will act as an integrated project manager for small to medium multidisciplinary innovation driven projects. In this role, you will apply expertise in project management to significant innovation projects from ideation to implementation and commercial launch.

LOCATION: Open for candidates based or willing to relocate to Vilvoorde, Belgium.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead multidisciplinary project teams to plan and deliver innovation driven projects as directed, integrating all aspects including business case development, commercial desirability, product or process development and scaleup, intellectual property and regulatory and safety reviews.

  • Communicate with project stakeholders and manage diverse expectations, ensure business and strategic alignment, document progress and prepare gate review and key project documents.

  • Develop a viable business case for small to medium sized projects, documenting and tracking business case assumptions and risks.

  • Partner collaboratively with the new business development team to identify customer desirability through experimentation, prototyping, value propositions and market assessments.

  • Oversee product and process technology development and transition from lab scale demonstration to piloting to startup for small to medium sized projects.

  • Ensure safe execution of all project activities at all stages from ideation through development and implementation to startup.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Fluent in English


  • Master's degree or other post-secondary degree
  • 5-6 years of work experience in leading innovation driven product and process development projects
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing or process development environment
  • Experience in a business or product development environment
  • Confirmed skills and experience with agile project management techniques

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. 
Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.
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