• Product Expert in Animal Science with a feeling for ICT - Porphyrio

    Leuven (Belgium)Project ManagementGraduate/Young Pro

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About the Challenge

What do poultry production and cloud-based data management software have in common, apart from the fact that they’re both key interests of yours? Porphyrio! This KU Leuven University spin-off is a young, dynamic and growing company in the middle of the Cloud/Big Data/AI revolution in the Agrisector.

Our Product Expert is the link between our customers in the poultry industry and the Porphyrio team. You carry out the complete client trajectory, from onboarding to feedback collection, and are their first point of contact. You also provide training and support to customers and colleagues alike.

As a data enthusiast, you enjoy collecting and structuring organizational information about the customer and handling and processing these data to create a customer-specific dashboard including automatic data collection protocols. You have a commercial mindset. In tandem with the sales team, you contribute actively to the further commercialization of Porphyrio.


Your skills

At Porphyrio, you’ll be joining a team of kind and open-minded people in a results-driven working environment that stimulates and inspires people to function optimally. Innovation and creativity are considered major assets. We also offer ample opportunities for self-development. In return, we have a few requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor Livestock Production/Animal Science or equal by experience, preferably Livestock Engineering background (Master in Animal Science)
  • Strong project manager with eye for details
  • Customer-focused, commercially skilled communicator
  • Basic knowledge of and a feeling for ICT, and open to improve your skills
  • Perfect English in both speaking and writing
  • Knowledge of concepts such as FTP, SFTP, Remote desktop, webservice, xml, json and databases (SQL) are a plus

Our offer

Being deployed at Porphyrio while working for Exellys, offers a unique combination of opportunities. Apart from the New Way Of Working environment you’ll experience at the client, here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Benefit from a personal career coach. Ongoing development and learning is a core part of our DNA, and it’ll be part of yours, too.
  • Do meaningful work. When you join us, you’ll work on purposeful projects that push the envelope of technology.
  • Career mobility. After two years, you’ll have the opportunity to directly work for a client and grow your professional mobility.
  • We take care of you. We provide competitive salary, benefits and more.

Exellys isn’t your typical recruiting or consulting agency, we are truly a category of one. We coach young tech talent and prime them for the professional world. After two years of receiving coaching and upskilling from Exellys, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly for a client that suits your skill set and interest. Think of us as your personal career coach.

Ready to take on a high-impact role at a growing company? Bring your ambition and strong work ethic to a trusted company.

Key figures

  • Founded as a KU Leuven spin-off in 2013
  • Part of the Evonik Group since 2018
  • Big Data ICT as the future of Livestock Science

Company insights

More about this organisation

Evonik Porphyrio is a KU Leuven University spin-off coming from the Bioscience Engineering department. Porphyrio takes up a protagonist role in the digital revolution of the livestock production sector. After all, technologies such as Big Data ICT & IoT will play an important role in one of the biggest challenges we are facing in this world: feeding 9-10 billion people by 2050!

Evonik Porphyrio selects its employees based on their skills. It does not make a distinction based on age, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or disability. People are at the core of our business.

Next steps


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  • Ace a phone call
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  • Convince us
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  • Show your skills
    A series of technical tests based on your expertise
  • Sign the contract
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