R&D Product Developer

Ontex - Buggenhout

Develop smart choice solutions and improve the live of consumers

Develop smart choice solutions and improve the live of consumers

You will work in a key role within an innovative environment, where you will be involved in challenging projects and closely collaborating with a dynamic R&D team.

R&D project management – core of the organization – international scope
With more than 10.000 employees working at Ontex, you become part of the very core of the organization, where you provide an important contribution in improving the quality of life at consumer level.
You are one of the leaders on improving and developing Adult care hygiene products for the future.
The challenging product innovations you are managing are within international scope and in close cooperation with plants, suppliers, purchasing, product management, engineering, legal team, sales & marketing, ...
You become part of the main knowledge center for Adult care products with a team of 4 R&D developers and 4 lab workers.
You gather market intelligence research on product level by determining competitors and identifying new growth areas, in order to adapt quickly to market changes.
You play a central key role in developing and improving products that enhance the quality of life, therefore you can have a positive impact on daily lives.
You build and maintain business relationships with suppliers and external agencies; you understand their portfolio and capabilities.
Most of the time, you will be working in the Ontex Plant in Buggenhout and report to the R&D Manager Retail Brands Incontinence.

Team oriented – project manager – innovative  
You hold at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering or have relevant work experience.
You have minimum 3 years experience in project management or R&D.
You have fluent communication skills in English. Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.
You are dynamic, a real team player and customer focused.
You are interested in developing and innovating Adult care products to improve the lives of consumers.
You are willing to travel to other Ontex plants a few times a year.

What Ontex has to offer
A unique environment where local and international talents from across the globe work together. 
An attractive salary package: fringe benefits, a company car,...
By creating and improving products in the core line of Ontex, you fill a niche in the market and make a real difference within the organization and for consumers.
Ontex is a people company: through the “Ontex Guide for Growth” personal growth is made possible for employees, for example with a 5 Chairs Training (trainings in 12 different countries around the globe).
An innovative work environment: the outstanding innovative work of Ontex was awarded by the “Factory of the Future Award” in 2019 and the “Engineer of the Year Award” in 2018.
A non-hierarchical work culture; everybody is easily approachable. 
Pleasant working atmosphere in a young and dynamic cross functional R&D team with challenging projects on international scope (R&D plants around the globe).

We look forward to hearing from you
Ontex is working in collaboration with Mercuri Urval, specialists in Executive Search, Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory. This recruitment is exclusively performed by Mercuri Urval.

Please click the Apply button to send your CV (ref.no. BE-05238). For additional information please contact Sophia Claes via sophia.claes@mercuriurval.com or +32 (0)3 281 15 50.

About the company

Ontex is a leading international producer of personal hygiene solutions in baby, feminine and adult care. Their qualitative products are distributed in more than 110 countries through leading retailer private labels, as well as under their own brands. 
Ontex has built an international business with 29 offices and 19 manufacturing plants in Europe, North Africa, China, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas, with 11.000 employees spread around the world.
With their 9 R&D centers worldwide, they keep themselves at the forefront of sustainable development and innovation. Innovation is one of the key strategic pillars at Ontex and is focused on developing products that meet consumer needs. Ontex uses market trends and research combined with technical, customer and consumer insights and creativity to drive new product development and upgrades, while keeping a focus on cost effectiveness and efficiency.

Ontex believes that sustainable business practices contribute to genuine business success and one of their goals is to be carbon neutral by 2030. As part of this goal, they switched to 100% green electricity in all their European sites.