R&D Bar Designer
Would you like to develop yourself further within a fast-growing, international and ambitious organization, in which you work closely together in a close-knit team of professionals? Do you like to put your theoretical knowledge into practice? Would you be proud if you saw your own creation on the shelves? And do you also want to work in an inspiring work environment? Then we have the perfect job for you!
Analyzing, researching and developing new concepts into innovative products of the highest quality.
Independently setting up and developing new products and applications in the segment of protein bars. You initiate new recipes, textures, flavors and follow up the project from start to production.
You work on a project basis and translate the wishes of the customer into the realization of customized products.
You contribute to the long-term vision of EMPWR’s R&D department.
In consultation with colleagues, customers and suppliers, you will work on the technological and sensory optimization of existing products.
You closely follow developments and trends within the dynamic market of Health & Sports Nutrition.
You will join a close-knit R&D team and work closely with product managers, quality, production and marketing & sales.
In this role you will report directly to the R&D Manager.
What do we expect from you?
You obtained a Master's degree or a Bachelor with relevant experience in a scientific or food-related field such as Bio-Engineer, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Industrial Engineer, Food Technology.
Knowledge of ingredients, nutritional value, formulation and legislation. Preferably in dairy, chocolate, proteins, food ingredients or confectionery.
Excellent knowledge of the Dutch and English language.
Willing to travel occasionally.
What can you expect from us?
EMPWR is a company with a transparent and stimulating culture, a flat organizational structure where innovation and dialogue are central. The close-knit team consists of passionate and professional people who work together in a dynamic way towards the same goal. We work hard, but don't forget to celebrate the successes together. You hold a unique position within an international team and contribute to the health of the consumer. You will see your commitment and dynamism rewarded with a competitive salary package.
Belgium: why it's worth it to work with us
Raising the bar every day together
We are not about pre-defined career paths, hierarchical ladders, and bureaucratic conventions. We are a company for people who make their ideas happen from the meeting room to the market. Together. That’s EMPWR.
Innovation is exciting and at the heart of everything we do
By pushing the boundaries of science and technology, we are reshaping the future of healthy snacking. And you can be a part of it, at our HQ in Ghent where we translate ideas into prototypes and guide customers to their perfect product.
EMPWR is dynamic and fast-paced – are you?
We grow fast today and will grow even faster in the future. That's why we’re looking for people who want to speed up the pace of the market together with us. So, if you’re ready to grow into the best version of yourself... let’s go and push the throttle.
What I love most about EMPWR is how we always challenge the status quo. In the past, protein bars were perceived as chewy, hard, grainy, and overall unpleasant to eat. At EMPWR, we proved that a protein bar can be something delicious. We don’t just sit back and think that we cracked the code. Every day we are looking for ways to innovate and bring new concepts to the nutritional bar market.
Aurélie Capiau - R&D, Ghent, Belgium
EMPWR is a company where I’m challenged to try new things every day. It’s unique to get the opportunity to learn so much, at such a fast pace. I am encouraged to take initiative and be pro-active, but I feel safe because I know EMPWR has my back when needed.
Emmelie Vercaemst - HR - Ghent, Belgium
Where we work
We’re on the 8th floor with a great view on the skyline. The Blue Towers are centrally located near Ghent and easily accessible by car and bike. In this vibrant area you won’t go hungry either. Besides our pantry of high-protein bars, there’s plenty of food stores and restaurants nearby.
Our headquarters has a well-equipped lab where our team makes prototypes that allow us to evaluate on the spot and push our innovations one step further. Always being this close to the product is an enormous advantage for the teams and fuels our passion for our product even further.
EMPWR Ghent has a young team and a vigorous vibe. We never waste an opportunity for fun, whether it’s a BBQ, a quiz, a drink or all three at the same time. If that sound like a place where you would fit in, you know where to find us.