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Application Manager Confectionary and Ice Cream for Global Expertise Center

Position title: Application Manager Confectionary and Ice Cream for Global Expertise Center

Reports to: Team Leader, Global Expertise Center

Location: Montpellier, 34


Do you want to help improve food and health around the world?


At Oterra, food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day, more than 400 million people eat a product with our colors. We believe nature got it right the first time and as a leading manufacturer of colors from natural sources, we are here to make a difference for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable agriculture. We need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed.

Until 1 April 2021, Oterra was part of Chr. Hansen A/S, a Danish listed company. On April 1, the company was sold to EQT, a leading Nordic private equity firm, and now operates as a stand-alone company.


The team for you to join


You will be joining the Application team with colleagues from different nationalities and working in multiple locations across the world. We all chip in when and where it is needed, have a flat structure but high standards, enjoy a good laugh and a pragmatic and operational approach to supporting our innovation agenda. We love to learn and genuinely find our purpose and passion in continuously improving our organization.


What would your role look like?


We are looking for an Application Manager for our Global Expertise Center to strengthen our team for “Natural Food Colors and Coloring Foods” in Montpellier, France.

With a focus on the Confectionary and Ice Cream industries you will support our internal R&D team to test new color formulations and Coloring Foods in several food applications. Your main tasks will be:

  • Perform application trials to support our internal R&D and marketing teams,
  • Ensure technical support for product development of our customers in collaboration with Sales
  • Execution of technical trainings, both for internal colleagues of other departments as well as for customers
  • Internal service for production and QC


  • Ensure and execute evaluation of colors for development of new products according to strategies & procedures and actively participate in and support the launch excellence process including the development of launch material
  • Ensure support of global projects and of selected customer activities and of cross regional industry projects
  • Drive and support customization projects when needed. Ensure high hit rate by challenging customization feasibility and allocating right resources and competences
  • Be the link between products experts and our regional application centers when needed for specific projects


Who are we looking for?


You have a Master degree in Food Technology or Food Science or equivalent. We expect you to be team-oriented person who can collaborate effectively with colleagues across different functions and positive can-do-attitude.

You are both keen on putting your technical skills at work, as well as relate to our customers and understand their needs. Further than that we look for someone who can bring in the following skills and experience:

Work experience in Confectionary or Ice Cream industry would be ideal.

Fun to develop food recipes and fun to work together with customers and colleagues

Good skills in oral and written English are needed due to the international work environment


What we offer you?


France is home to Oterra’s Innovation division.

You will become part of an international team set in a dynamic and inspiring work environment. We offer you a great place to work, with the opportunity to be part of a global organization committed to supporting the business and our customers.

We offer you a permanent contract, 37hours/week with RTT. We will also offer you Titres Restaurant, Health Care and Prévoyance, CET and PERCO, as Comité d’entreprise benefits.


If you need more information?


For further inquiries about this position, please feel free to contact

We will be reviewing applications on ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Several interviews are to be planned, Teams and on site.


Application Deadline: 
Job ID:  1029

Montpellier, FR

Job Posting Function:  Research & Development