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R&D Project Manager


Our customer, Key Technology, is the producer of inspection, transport and sorting machines within the food industry.

They serve the market EMEIA (Europe / Middle East / India / Africa). Key Technology is located in Hasselt (BE) has a sister company in Beusichem (the Netherlands), is a subsidiary of Key Technology Inc. (USA), and is a member of the Duravant Group.

In Hasselt (BE) there is the global R&D centre for opto-mechanical, mechatronic and software components.

In order to support the future growth, our customer is looking for a R&D Project Manager (m/f/x).

De functie

The R&D Project Manager is responsible for leading development projects ranging from full system development to new software features across the projects life cycle.

  • Our Project Managers are the hubs of successful project execution, unleashing the potential of our product development and production teams to deliver world-class products.
  • You will manage complex projects involving diverse disciplines to meet critical objectives under tight cost, schedule and performance constraints.

Main responsibilities of the R&D Project Manager:

  • Utilizes Key’s project lifecycle, Product Development Process (PDP), to create new and innovative optical inspection features or products;
  • Applies project management processes to software products to successfully deliver new software products to market;
  • Defines objectives and deliverables to meet critical product development goals for Key Technology;
  • Manages project schedules and expenses, utilizing Cadence Project Management or other company defined methodologies,
  • Ensuring projects are on time and within budget;
  • Drives projects to completion with collaborative cross-functional teams;
  • Manages projects to ensure compliance with both domestic and international regulatory and safety standards.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design);
  • Minimum of three to five years relevant experience, preferably in the Food Processing Industry;
  • Understanding of Project Management principles, CPM and manufacturing practices;
  • Excellent knowledge of Dutch and English, spoken and written. Knowledge of German, French or Spanish is a plus;
  • Ability to present project & product information across all levels of an organization internally as well as with our customers in both written and spoken forms are required;
  • Additional skills in Collaborative software tools like SharePoint or Confluence and web tools is desired;
  • Knowledge of ERP & CRM Tools like Microsoft Dynamics AX and Salesforce.Com are a plus;
  • Familiarity with CAD (SolidWOrks, Creo), Schematic Capture (Altium), Python is beneficial;
  • Willingness to frequently travel.


n Return, Key Technology offers:

  • A comprehensive compensation package, comprising base salary and benefits.
  • Besides that, we also offer a challenging job in an international organization with large diversity of products and technologies.



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