Why Lantmännen Unibake is a natural step in a pioneer’s career
Patrick Wauters, Managing Director, Lantmännen Unibake Belgium
When you butter your toast in the morning – if you do – have you ever asked yourself the question: what could be new and exciting about working in the bakery industry? I suspect that most have never thought about it. Bread, after all, is something we take for granted. What could be new and exciting about that?
Since joining Lantmännen Unibake at the end of 2017, I’ve met a great team of people who find excitement in the bakery industry every day. They’re passionate about it – and here’s why…
A culture for development and growth
One thing is the spirit of entrepreneurship that thrives on new opportunities to develop and grow in ever-changing markets. As consumers demand more premium, artisan-style products, our people are translating those demands into innovative solutions that are both efficient to produce and drive extra sales for our customers.
A model of the latest bakery technology
Another reason is the major investments our company is making in advanced, high-speed production lines, enabling us to deliver those innovative solutions. At Londerzeel in Belgium, which just won the Factory of the Future award at the Factory of the Future Awards 2018 in Antwerp, our brand new bakery is a model of today’s most sophisticated and sustainable technology.
From idea to action – fast
And then there’s our decentralised organisation, which means there’s a short route from idea to action. That allows plenty of room for personal development – and the freedom to make things happen with agility and speed.
In my own career working for both small and multinational companies such as Unilever, Chiquita and Fatboy, the red thread has always been a passion for pioneering – whether transforming or building businesses and brands or helping people develop to their full potential.
The same is true of my job as managing director of Lantmännen Unibake’s sales and production plants in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain.
We’re expanding – and we need you
To achieve our growth ambitions, we are now expanding our bakery brands in the growing premium sector, developing new services and inspiration that generate more business for customers, and preparing our business for the digital revolution.
That’s why I’m looking for talented people with commercial and marketing expertise to join our team – people who love new challenges and with a nose for delivering what customers need.
There are three good reasons why we’re an exciting career opportunity:
- Our enterprising spirit – ready to act on new ideas and bring them to market
- Our decentralised organisation – with some of the best bakery capabilities in the world
- Our attention to personal development – supporting you in your growth and success
Take a look at our vacancies HERE. I look forward to receiving your application!