R&D manager
Location: Baarle-Nassau (NL)


Are you ready for a new challenge in which you will contribute to further developments within our R&D team? Then we are looking for you!

Tasks and responsibilities

We are looking for a highly skilled and result driven R&D manager to join our team in Baarle-Nassau. In this job you will be the leading force within product development towards your team but you will also participate in the processes. Next to that you are responsible of optimizing the product portfolio produced at the production site in Baarle-Nassau following the Global R&D strategy. As manager, you will be responsible for the daily management of the R&D team members of the location, ensuring an efficient turnaround time.
Finally, you will provide technical support with your team to the internal local organization, mainly focused on the supply chain department.

Key Activities:

Local product development leader

  • Manage and run product development projects of the Baarle-Nassau team: ensure efficient turnaround time, precise project definitions and milestones, follow-up meetings, respect deadlines, etc. 
  • Participate actively in the process of product development.
  • Communication of the project’s status to the relevant company members (sales, marketing, production, purchase, etc.) at key dates/milestones.

Local technical purchase & method

  • Management of optimization projects related to the Baarle-Nassau production site, ensuring a proper product development, testing and industrialization process in accordance with global priorities, methodology and processes.

Technical knowledge relay

  • Ensure collection, testing and evaluation of competitors' products in accordance with the global standard and methodology.
  • Supporting the local sales and marketing department for product/technical related questions.


Lumiforte is market leader in innovative and high-tech coatings (including main brands ReduSystems and Sudlac) that optimize the climate of greenhouses. In addition, Lumiforte is rapidly growing in line marking coatings for sports fields. Sustainability is a guiding element in how we develop, manufacture and package our products. Our products increase the efficiency of greenhouse cultivation and make sports possible in challenging weather conditions.

For more information about our organization, visit www.lumiforte.com.


As local R&D manager you are leader of the R&D team in Baarle-Nassau, currently consisting of Product developers and a Research scientist. You will cooperate with other team members of the location and with developers and technicians from our other R&D department located in France, where also the Global R&D manager is resided. You will directly report to the Global R&D manager of Lumiforte.


The ideal candidate will meet the following characteristics:

  • Bachelor or master degree in the direction of chemistry.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience with coating technology.
  • Knowhow of biobased/biodegradable materials is a significant plus.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience with team management.
  • Dutch and English speaking and writing at a professional level.
  • Seeking opportunities, result driven.
  • Motivational team leader with an interest to develop team members.
  • Precise and factual, respecting quality and safety standards.
  • Project based approach/structured way of working.


You will join a dynamic team with ambitious goals. If you are the right match, you will get a lot of room to contribute and improve! You will be given a high degree of responsibility and independence.
We provide a pleasant workplace, laptop and other benefits that make working enjoyable. Our primary working conditions are at market rate. Our secondary benefits include a non-contributory pension plan and a variable bonus plan. This is a full-time position.
An assessment (Insights Discovery profile) is part of the recruitment process.


At Lumiforte we want to grow considerably and are looking for colleagues who are up to this challenge! Do you want to contribute to this? Send your resume and motivation letter to Niels de Groot (CFO) at niels.degroot@lumiforte.com. Would you like to have more information about the position? Please contact Mathieu Fiore (Global R&D manager) on +33674185876 or send a message to mathieu.fiore@lumiforte.com.

We are looking forward to receive your response!

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