Job description

Urban Crop Solutions is an innovative AgTech company in the controlled environment vertical farming industry, who develops systems to grow crops indoor in vertical layers with the help of LED lights. Our target markets are Europe, USA, the Middle East and Asia.

Our company is marked by flexibility and a progressive mentality. This means you get a lot of possibilities to take initiative and to cooperate on the newest products on the market.

What do we expect from you?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, results-driven R&D Lead who will be responsible for
planning internal and external research activities, timelines, budgets, project funding and resources.
You are responsible for finding and setting up research projects with external parties and ensure
that your team remains focused on results in terms of quality, costs and customer satisfaction. As a
R&D lead at our Beveren-Leie (Waregem) location, you work together with Engineering, Plant
Scientists, the Sales Team and the Customer.

  • Coordinating collaboration between several stakeholders (external research institutions,
    governmental organisations, internal teams and customers)
  • Translating the ideas from the R&D teams to a detailed research document
  • Setting up subsidy-and patent applications
  • Writing the entire application process from outline to final submission and taking responsibility to the outcome
  • Investigate together with internal teams and external parties how which projects will be approached.

General requirements

  • Your knowledge of English and Dutch is profound to communicate with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
  • You describe yourself as eager to learn, flexible and motivated. You work structured and have eye for detail.
  • 3-10 years of relevant experience is a must!

What do we offer?

  • You can count on an adequate salary package.
  • You’ll be surrounded by an experienced team and internal training is foreseen.
  • Full-time contract of indefinite duration

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