R&D Digital Process and System Manager - Upfield

R&D Digital Process and System Manager

Are you passionate about systems & innovation? We are looking for a new Digital Process and System Manager that can drive the optimization of our innovation tools, to monitor and accelerate our innovations towards a better plant-based future!  

Location: Wageningen, Netherlands 


About the position 

The role requires you to oversee the systems updates and improvements on time and within budget. Expand the implementation of these systems to our global scope and ensure smooth onboarding of all functions. You will be the first contact for stakeholders and you will carry out support for internal system interfaces (like DAM, Hitachi etc.). You will ensure all team members uphold the company's standards throughout each process by providing the right materials and training & support initiatives coming from the internal stakeholders to optimize Upfield’s systems. 

So what are the key objectives / projects you will deliver in the first year?   

  • Working directly on our specification systems, continuous improvement and production systems.  
  • Innovation Agenda: Innovation project management system, artwork management system and specifications management system. 
  • Lead the specification team and be responsible for the quality of the delivery. 


So what does it take to be successful in this role? 

Maybe you have worked in a similar role for the past 2 to 5 years working in Innovation management and project management support within professional services. You must have a very structured mindset, with highly logical reasoning. You have a passion for details, errorless delivery, but are also able to step back and see the big picture. You must see systems as a tool to deliver fast and efficient innovation for our plant-based future. 

We are looking for a strong team player, with proven team leadership skills, and good communication skills. You should have strong planning and organizing skills, and a proactive can-do attitude.  You need to have strong Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) + other systems (SAP, PLM, Power BI). 


What’s next 

If this position sounds interesting, please hit the apply button now! If you have additional questions, you can send myself, Andre Vleeming an email: andre.vleeming@upfield.com 

We understand your resume might not be up to date and recommend that you apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not meet all the requirements stated in the description, but we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right candidate for this role or other roles.  


We prefer to receive your application before the 19th of May. The first stage of the process will be a Video interview with me, or my colleague Milou.


Upfield is an employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and equal opportunities for all. We recruit based only on values, qualifications, performance, skills, behaviours, experience, and knowledge. We ensure job advertisements are free from unintentional bias.  


No personal characteristics should be a barrier to joining Upfield. We prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other personal characteristics. 



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