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AER BFC is recruiting a Food Project Manager

04 September 2023 L'agence, Filières Share :

[Position filled]

Job Description

The Regional Economic Agency of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (AER BFC) caters to two audiences: businesses and local territories. As a member of the Economic Development team at AER BFC, your mission will be to:

  • Locally support business leaders in various stages of their companies (establishment, growth, operation, challenges, etc.),
  • Maintain an ongoing relationship with local authorities to stay informed about their economic development projects and coordinate their actions with the local fabric.

Your additional role will be to act as the agency’s wood industry contact, acting as an interface for the roll-out of the Region’s forestry and wood policy by providing individual support to companies in the forestry and wood industry throughout the region.

The presented position is a real opportunity for anyone motivated and eager to play a key role in the economic development of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region. You will join a dynamic and dedicated team and be part of a well-known and respected agency in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.


  • Identify and support business projects in the food sector, to maintain and develop economic activities and new jobs in Burgundy-Franche-Comté,
  • Promote and canvass the food industry in France and internationally,
  • Supporting the development of businesses in the wood industry via the support available within the Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region,
  • Monitor key companies and major issues in the sectors concerned.

Your Benefits

  • Restaurant vouchers covered by AER BFC at 60%,
  • Health insurance covered by AER BFC at 90% for the employee and their family,
  • Disability insurance covered by AER BFC at 100%,
  • Public transportation expenses for the commute between home and work covered by AER BFC at 50%,
  • Time Savings Account (Compte Épargne Temps),
  • Telecommuting option.

Educational Background/Experience

With a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of education in the Food and/or Agricultural Engineering sector, you ideally have prior experience in economic development.


  • Ability to lead and manage projects,
  • Synthesis skills,
  • Initiative,
  • Mastery of computer tools and office software,
  • Excellent written and oral English skills,
  • Average level of Spanish would be a plus.

Soft Skills

  • Interpersonal skills (listening, availability, empathy),
  • Adaptability,
  • Initiative and teamwork,
  • Autonomy,
  • Discretion.

Additional Information

  • Location: Position based in Dijon or Besançon,
  • Contract: Full-time permanent contract (CDI),
  • Status: Managerial,
  • Salary: Negotiable based on profile,
  • Available Position: As soon as possible,
  • Contact: gverhelle@aer-bfc.com (Position filled)
  • Application Process: Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae.