Lesaffre, a world leader on the market of yeast and fermentation, designs, produces and provides innovative solutions for panification, taste & food enjoyment, well-being & health and biotechnology. A family group, born in the North of France in 1853, today multi-local and multicultural, Lesaffre is committed to undertaking with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet. Close to its customers and partners, Lesaffre employs 10,700 employees in 80 subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. Lesaffre has a turnover of 2 billion euros.


A key global player in fermentation for more than a century, Lesaffre, with a 2,2 billion euro turnover, and established on all continents, counts 10,700 employees and more than 85 nationalities.

On the strength of this experience and diversity, we work with customers, partners and researchers to find ever more relevant answers to the needs of food, health, naturalness and respect for our environment. Thus, every day, we explore and reveal the infinite potential of microorganisms.

To nourish 10 billion people, in a healthy way, in 2050 by making the most of our planet’s resources is a major and unprecedented issue.

We believe that fermentation is one of the most promising answers to this challenge.


Allowing everyone to express their talent

The quality of human relationships, collaboration, and team spirit are our main assets—but that’s not all! We make a point of giving every one of our employees the room to grow both professionally and personally.

And we take pride in being a responsible company. Every day, we make our contribution to furthering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) which promotes “Decent Work and Sustainable Economic Growth”. As such, we promote the employment and development of young people. Our conviction: Unveiling each talent in unison to foster collaboration that is 100% genuine.

A team always by your side

By joining Lesaffre team, you will be able to develop new skills and expand your existing ones while having the opportunity to work abroad. At every step of your evolution, our dedicated team will be at hand and by your side to guide you and fulfill all of your work expectations.

Get ready to live great experiences, especially on the field, that will make you grow and learn more about the market. And thanks to your elders’ advices, you will learn to seize opportunities when they appear, and even more about yourself!


  • Lesaffre recruits 1,100 new employees every year, in 3 main areas of activity: Production, Sales and R&D.

  • Through Sales, our main focus is on developing new business (nutrition, health, emerging markets, etc.)

  • ¾ VIE receive a job offer within Lesaffre after their mission.