R&D Project Manager Food

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Lantmännen Group R&D is responsible for Lantmännen’s strategic work on research, innovation and early business development. Group management is assignor for our work, which is done in collaboration with all of Lantmännen’s companies. Group R&D is responsible for Lantmännen’s Research Foundation and develops grain competence in the areas of environmental impact, crop production, technical quality, and nutrition. This is a unique opportunity for someone with a passion for food, ingredients, and the food value chain to contribute in a global, sustainable business where every day brings new challenges and where we are heading for the future.

This is what you will do

As R&D Project Manager Food you will have a central role within Research & Development, where you will support and contribute with your knowledge in various research- and business development projects. You will take active part in the research portfolio for food, ingredients, and food processes. You will work hands on with the research as well as take active part in implementing research results and share your knowledge and awareness connected to grains, legumes and food thereof. This includes contributing and integrating your knowledge to current research projects in order to develop actual business opportunities and new, innovative products or businesses.

The position requires you to work closely to key stakeholders within the entire group as well as external researchers, where you will be part of relevant networks and follow up on recent trends and research. You will be part of the team within R&D Food and Energy and report to the R&D Manager Food and Energy. The position is located at our headquarter in Stockholm and some travelling does occur.


This is what you need to succeed

You have:

  • An academic degree within engineering or agronomy, preferably with a specialization in food technology and/or food chemistry. If you also have a PhD in one of Lantmännen’s areas of interest, it is valued highly.

  • Previous experience from a similar role where you have been responsible for leading and coordinating cross functional research projects within food, ingredients, and food processes/technology.

  • Experience in project management in a cross-functional, international environment.

  • Experience in product and/or business development and commercialization of research projects is considered a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, written and spoken, in both Swedish and English.

You are:

  • Structured, driven and have a strong ability to drive your work forward and create results.
  • Curious with a creative mindset. You enjoy taking initiatives and exploring new solutions and approaches, which you also know how to realize when needed.
  • Taking responsibility to contribute to the business, working with the greater picture in mind and all the way, from field to fork.
  • Highly skilled in building trust and strong relationships. You can communicate with a broad range of stakeholders, influencing and challenging them in constructive and professional ways, always with a positive attitude.

  • Flexible in your approach and comfortable to handle multiple projects at the same time.

  • Analytical and solution-oriented with great problem-solving skills. You solve problems and deliver results through involving and engaging people.

You share our values - Openness, Holistic view, Drive - and our promise of taking responsibility from Field to Fork.

What we offer you

We are a large international Group with diverse activities throughout the entire grain value chain – from the very sprout in the field to the food on our tables. With a wide range of businesses within food, agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and real estate, we offer career opportunities in every direction across industries, countries, companies and areas of expertise.

Sounds interesting?

We hope so! We kindly ask you to submit your application as soon as possible, but no later than the 28th of August 2022. The recruitment process will include several digital interviews and psychometric tests. For the final candidate, we also perform a background check.

If you have any questions, please contact Johanna Nyrén, Talent Acquisition Specialistat johanna.nyren@lantmannen.com

We look forward to hearing from you!