Analytical Chemistry Scientist

Within FrieslandCampina, LQS serves as independent central laboratory for QC-analyses in raw materials, intermediate and finished products, packaging material for the FrieslandCampina Opco’s.

As a Chemistry Specialist, you will be part of the Chemistry team in the department of Business Support. Business Supports operates in an international environment and supports more than 50 production locations worldwide with QC related expertise in microbiology, sensory, chemical and process analytic technology.

The Chemistry cluster within Business Support is a growing team that plays an essential role in the FrieslandCampina strategy of Global QC method standardization and ensuring development and implementation of new analytical methods- and techniques to support and enable our competitive portfolio of innovative products.

Analytical Chemistry Scientist

Wat we vragen

  • Msc or PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry

  • Strong expertise in analytical chemistry techniques for dairy foods, IFT and related products

  • Strong knowledge on nutrient and contaminant testing and the ambition as well as capability to grow within a few years to the key point of contact for Analytical Chemistry within Friesland Campina.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Laboratory Quality Systems and international method validation programs (e.g. ISO17025)

  • More than 2 year’s experience in an industrial environment ( pharmaceutical, chemical, dairy or food) with applying or implementing (new) analytical techniques

  • Strong communication and project management skills with stakeholders at different levels in the organization, acting as an ambassador for the team and the projects the team is working on.

  • Hands on in running experiments in a lab and provision of training and troubleshooting support at our factories/laboratories.

  • Change management skills to implement standards regarding new methods or processes and supporting quality improvements for FrieslandCampina’s QC laboratories.

Wat we bieden

  • Your salary is based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your training.

  • FrieslandCampina offers not only a competitive salary but also training and education on the job because it's important for our people to continue to grow. After all, your development is not only good for your career; our products also benefit from it.

  • The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident on the work floor. It is, after all, the most effective way to learn.


As the Chemistry specialist, you will work on development and implementation of new analytical methods, have an technical advisory role on nutrient and contaminant QC testing and provide QC support to the FrieslandCampina QC community globally. You will work within a team of Specialists and Analysts and report to the Cluster Leader Chemistry. As a member of a multidisciplinary team you will:

  • Lead projects and provide technical input for new analytical method development and deployment at FrieslandCampina laboratories

  • Build strong knowledge on Nutrient- and Contaminant analytical test methods and scout for opportunities in that area of expertise

  • Provide Global hands on support to FrieslandCampina’ s QC laboratories and/or factories regarding test methods for both technical as quality related aspects (advisory, trouble shooting).

  • Contribute to our QC testing harmonization, standardization and auditing global program

  • Contribute to development of international standards (IDF, ISO, AOAC)

  • Regular travelling in the Netherlands and occasional travels abroad will be part of the job

  • Capability to facilitate and give trainings about analytical techniques, methods or validations

  • Excellent English skills, Dutch is a plus but not required.

For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it's not just about what we do, but who we are.

We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all of our employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.

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