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Vacature R&D lead



Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024
R&D Lead - Industrial Ecologist
Rotterdam Netherlands
About us
geoFluxus is at the forefront of innovation with the use of AI and machine learning to map material and waste streams. Our mission? Assist companies in making smart, sustainable decisions during their transition to a circular economy. One of the ways we do this is by supporting them in meeting their CSRD reporting requirements. Through our platform, companies gain insight through data and visualizations, allowing them to find the closest and most sustainable solutions for their waste streams in just three clicks. We are on a mission to make complex data understandable and actionable for our customers. As an R&D Leader, you will play a critical role in leading the innovation that drives the success of our products.

Join our team to collaborate on a greener future with geoFluxus!
Job Description
We are looking for a forward thinking R&D Leader with a preferred background in industrial ecology. As Head of R&D, you will lead our research and development efforts, aiming to foster innovation in (automated) CSRD reporting technologies and environmental management solutions. This position offers a unique opportunity to bring together environmental science, engineering, and social science to shape the future of sustainable business.

Due to the diversity of challenges, this role requires quick problem solving, flexibility, and active engagement. A typical day includes a quick team meeting, communication with stakeholders, individual research, collaboration with other teams, generating new ideas, and keeping up with the latest industry trends.
Core responsibilities
Research and Development
Take the lead in research initiatives to explore and develop new technologies and methodologies. Use your theoretical and practical knowledge from industrial ecology or other sciences to provide companies and governments with the information and tools they need to make the right decisions.

Technology Innovation
Drive the development of advanced software tools, applications and platforms designed to streamline CSRD reporting processes, automate data collection and analysis, and increase stakeholder engagement.

Project management
Manage R&D projects from start to finish, ensuring they align with project goals, timelines and collaboration with other teams.

Customer engagement
Work with customers to understand their specific needs, challenges and goals related to CSRD reporting and environmental management. Work with the sales team to identify opportunities for new product development and strategic partnerships.

Innovative Leadership
Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices and regulatory developments in industrial ecology, sustainability and CSRD reporting. Communicate your expert knowledge in this area to colleagues and customers.
Key skills
  • Knowledge of industrial processes, management of material and waste streams based on experience or training, and a broader interest in environmental science.
  • Ability to conduct independent research through various research methods: interviews, desk research, data analysis, policy analysis, etc.
  • Technical expertise in data analysis and environmental methodologies (MFA, LCA).
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate multidisciplinary teams.
  • High curiosity and interest in the circular economy.
  • Ability to read and understand legal documents in Dutch.
Bonus qualifications
  • Demonstrated research and development leadership experience, preferably in a tech startup environment.
  • Proven ability to drive innovation, manage complex projects and deliver results in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of CSRD reporting frameworks such as GRI, CDP and SASB.
  • Experience in the waste management industry.
  • Advanced skills in data analysis using Python, GIS, SQL or similar tools.
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Interested candidates should send a resume explaining their qualifications and relevant experience.
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