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Recruitment: Impextraco, Product Development Expert Feed Additives


Company Impextraco
Website https://www.impextraco.com/career
Date 10/05/2021



Product Development Expert Feed Additives
Location: Heist-op-den-Berg , Belgium

Impextraco is a leading manufacturer and supplier of micro-ingredients for the animal feed industry. Based in Heist-op-den-Berg (Belgium), this global player develops and produces specialty feed additives and single feed ingredients that protect animal health and enhance productivity.

Family owned and active in agribusiness since 5 generations, Impextraco is committed to offering cost-effective solutions that improve animal performance efficiently and sustainably. The company serves over 90 countries out of its offices in Europe, Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, China and Thailand.

To maintain our continuous growth, we are looking for a world-class (M/F)


Product Development Expert Feed Additives

You will be responsible for the discovery, research and development of new and existing molecules and formulations for mycotoxin management, gut health and feed safety.

Your Responsibilities:

  • You evaluate existing and identify new molecules and ingredients to maintain our innovative position in mycotoxin management, gut health and feed safety
  • You analyse research opportunities, share your vision and translate these into specific R&D projects that you initiate, shape, execute and follow up
  • You design animal trial protocols with input from all relevant peers in Impextraco and from external partners
  • You conduct scientific nutritional and physiological animal studies in our own state of the art research facilities
  • You follow up external projects with local and international project partners including universities, research centres and private companies
  • You initiate contact and maintain partnerships internally and externally with knowledge centres and universities
  • You review literature of publications relevant to feed safety and animal health as well as stay up-to-date on scientific trends, product development and research results
  • You maintain and develop the necessary core competences in chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and biotechnology relevant to new product development
  • You explore active new ideas that can be converted in innovative projects
  • You participate in international technical symposia and congresses and give presentations on research results both internally and externally (scientific conferences)
  • You write internal technical publications, external peer reviewed journal papers and articles for trade magazines
  • You report to the global technical director Impextraco®/ Managing Director Power Protexion and keep stakeholders informed.

Your Profile:

  • You obtained a university degree in Animal Sciences, Bio-engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Biochemistry, Biology, or equivalent through experience.
  • Preferably you obtained a PhD and have been active for at least 5 years in the animal feed industry
  • You are research minded and customer/market oriented
  • You are tenacious and patient to complete development projects from conceptual design to market implementation
  • You work autonomously, take initiative and get things done
  • You are creative and have attention to detail
  • Working in an international environment is appealing to you and you are occasionally willing to travel
  • You are enthusiastic and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • You are fluent in English, fluency in any second language is a plus

What we offer:

  • A challenging, independent position with responsibility and room for initiative
  • A dynamic, international environment at a well-established company in the sector
  • A financially sound and private, family-minded, ambitious and growing company
  • A science- based career
  • An attractive salary in accordance with your dedication and competences
  • Impextraco is located in Heist-op-den-Berg Belgium, offering the flexibility of regular home working


Are you the TOP TALENT that Impextraco is looking for?

Do you recognize yourself in this dynamic profile?

Please e-mail your full CV and your application letter to sjacobs@impextraco.be

We guarantee that each application will be handled discreetly and promptly.

For further information, please call +32/(0)15 23 72 43 or + 32 (0)15 36 35 28.


Location Heist-op-den-Berg 
Country Belgium
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Contact sjacobs@impextraco.be
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