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Entreprendre ensemble pour un monde en bonne santé, telle est notre mission chez Danone. Nous sommes convaincus que l’Alimentation peut changer le monde.

Description du poste

Healthy eating requires a healthy planet and that's what our signature "One Planet, One Health" means.


Beyond words, what are our achievements?


Danone's R&I teams in France are mainly spread over 2 sites in France. But we have teams dedicated to innovation all over our different production sites. Whether for our Essential Dairy and Plant-Based (EDP), Specialized Nutrition (SN) or Waters divisions, our R&I teams are committed to developing new products that meet the expectations of our consumers and that meet our environmental and nutritional commitments. !



R&I in full transformation


Danone offers more and more diversified products. This development is synonymous with numerous investments in the field of research in terms of new recipes, new ingredients and formats (local sourcing, BIO ranges, packaging innovation).


Our latest innovations?


Danone Fruits from here yogurt: Good ingredients from our French regions

The 8L Volvic fountain in rPET: 100% recycled plastic

Organic Harvests: Even more varieties for the little ones


Find all of our actions:







7 months mission




Because the first 1000days of a baby is a key window of opportunity to build healthy eating habits, our conviction at Danone Specialized Nutrition France is that we have one of the most inspiring cause to defend, by offering products specifically designed to meet the needs of the little ones and offering them taste discoveries & pleasurable experiences every day.
Danone Specialised Nutrition is leading the french babyfoods market thanks to its brands Blédina & Laboratoire Gallia. We are a team of passionate and engaged people, aiming at providing babies with the right nutrition to grow.




As an R&I Portfolio & Program Leader, you will drive & monitor the R&I agenda on innovation-renovation project for First Diet France

  • Structuration, monitoring & animation of the R&I project pipeline for inno-reno, secure & productivity projects:
    • Structuration of dashboards with relevant R&I & Business KPI, analysis & recommendations.
    • Animation of the R&I project owners through leading monthly project review
    • Drive the R&I agenda with the preparation of decision elements based on facts for the different steering committees, Local & Global
    • Structuration & animation of the resources managements (Budget, FTE)


  • Project/program management:
    • Management for product and/or packaging development work-package for our most complex projects through robust project management
    • Ensuring proper coordination and animation of R&I team members contributing to the projects from different functions, local & global, from 1st assessment of the expertise & efforts & capabilities needed from each R&I function, anticipation of the resources needed, contributing to business case at project early stage of the projects and ensuring consumer centricity of the core of each projects.
    • Owner of R&I SN France projects management tools & process (including SN Ways, Change Control procedure with sourcing points) : providing training, best practices sharing, but also pro-actively propose & initiate working group cross-functional to built pragmatic solutions when needed to facilitate coordination & alignment between teams.



This position requires around 20% of the time trips




  • A mission with a direct impact on Innovation
  • An opportunity to develop your expertise  
  • Work closely with all the Danone Specialized Nutrition divisions




  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in R&I
  • Food processing technology background with passion for food culture and alimentation
  • Strong project management skills & Transversal management skills to coordinate activities from different teams in matricidal environment & Executive communication to navigate & influence with senior mgt
  • Leadership and positive confrontation (ability to go beyond the status-quo and drive discussions to solutions)
  • Solution provider: ability to proactively build, propose and implement solutions to solve issues, and capacity to turn others in solution mode.
  • Agility, pragmatism & autonomy
  • French environment, fluent English is a must
  • Experience in agile innovation methodology & consumer centric design of innovation is a plus
  • Experience in circular economy and sustainability is a plus.




Danone, "One Planet, One Health" ... why not you?
Danone is a company committed to an inspiring mission: "Bring health through food to as many people as possible". This ambition is concretized by concrete daily commitments around social and environmental issues, with local communities, farmers, our partners ... Come grow with passionate and enthusiastic teams! You will discover an environment that promotes proximity and encourages initiative.

Join us to contribute to a meaningful project.



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