Product Applications Specialist Food

Job description

Do you like to combine day-to-day product application support and strategic reflection towards innovation?


To support PB Leiner’s mission to be a worldwide gelatin & hydrolysate solution provider, the global Marketing & Product Management department, based in Vilvoorde (Belgium), is looking for a Product Applications Specialist. In this role, you:

  • Act as the go-to person for expert advice on the complete range of gelatins, including specialties, in all food related applications.
  • Acts as the central link between customers, prospects, distributors in the food market and PB Leiner’s teams, e.g. Sales, Operations, Innovation & Technology, Marketing & Product Development.
  • Give regular product application training to colleagues, customers, prospects and distributors in order to make sure that PB Leiner’s product value propositions are demonstrated and understood.
  • Develop all technical documentation related to the different applications of the products.
  • Gather market information, through customer contacts, to identify possible product improvements as well as ideas for new generations or innovative products.
  • Inspire customers in their product development by actively identifying and supporting application innovation projects at Key Customers and joining sales and product managers on Key Account visits.
  • Support internal Product Applications Development projects and actively give input to help build compelling Product Value Propositions.
  • Frequently connect, consult and share knowledge with the global Product Applications Specialists Team.

You report to the Global Product Applications Development & Support Manager and join forces with the Regional Sales Managers


  • Masters’ degree in Food Technology, Bio-Engineering or equivalent through experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ food technology experience in an international environment, either in B2B food ingredient applications or B2C product development.
  • Passionate about food and food processing.
  • As an analytical thinker, you define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.
  • You like working independently, taking ownership and collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • With your strong organizational skills, you manage projects towards successful results.
  • As a trusted advisor, you share your expertise and have impact on stakeholders in different cultural environments.
  • Good communication skills in English, verbally as well as written. Knowledge of Dutch, French, Spanish and/or German is a plus.
  • Willing to travel frequently, up to 30%, mostly in Europe, occasionally to US, Latin-America or Asia.


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Product Management
PB Leiner
Experience level
Mid-Senior Level