Bioprocess Technology Expert

FrieslandCampina is looking for a Bioprocess Technology Expert!

Take the opportunity to execute process development, conceptual design and engineering in multidisciplinary teams with the aim of creating innovative and well controlled production processes and build knowledge in the field of bioprocess technology.

Bioprocess Technology Expert


  • Academic/Master degree in process technology or engineering (chemical engineering, (bio) process technology or a like)

  • Substantial (>6 years) experience in the processing industry

  • Highly experienced with fermentation technology, enzymatic conversions and downstream processing of valuable components

  • Good understanding of relation between process settings and product properties in unit operations

  • Solid understanding of main technologies and processes used within RFC Ingredients (membrane filtration, chromatography, spray drying etc).

  • Able to lead large (complex) projects (non-Capex) (interacting with multiple disciplines, such as Operations, Quality Assurance, R&D and M&S.

  • Experience with process control, automation or willing/able to learn

  • Proven significant experience with “Fact based process improvement” (e.g. Lean/Six Sigma)

  • Experience in Infant Food/Pharma sector is preferred

  • Fluent in English and Dutch

  • The ability and willingness to travel (within Europe)


Your salary is based on the weighing of your job and your experience and your education and training. FrieslandCampina does not only compensate its employees with monetary rewards, we also consider it to be 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. That’s why we invest in relevant training courses in your particular discipline. The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident on the work floor. It is, after all, the most effective way to learn.

Staying true to who you really are, that is your starting point at FrieslandCampina. Because it is precisely by embracing our differences that we can grow together. We want to create a working environment that allows all employees to bring their best and authentic selves. If who we are suits you, but you're not sure if you're the best fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply so we can help you find the role that fits you best.




Lead and initiate the development, optimization and testing of new and existing production processes.You are responsible for the conceptual design and engineering in multidisciplinary teams with the aim of creating new, innovative, predictable and controlled production processes, by:

  • Strengthen the knowledge of biotechnological processes (precision fermentation, enzymatic conversions and downstream processing of valuable components) in close collaboration with R&D and other internal and external experts and partners.

  • Develop optimal process concepts to support our innovation program and secure the “Process Proven in Control” principles are included in the development of new products and processes.

  • Introducing process technological innovations to make our products and processes better, smarter and more sustainable.

  • Explore, develop and implement methods, models and measures to improve control and efficiency of these processes.

  • Active role in full time path of the innovation process: from conceptual design, pilot tests & production trials, towards full scale process validation and process optimization

The Ingredients business group focuses on high-end nutritional products and solutions for all life stages. The organization is divided into two market segments: Early Life & Cell Nutrition, focusing on ingredients for infant nutrition and research in the area of cell nutrition, and Adult Nutrition, with subsegments focusing on Performance Nutrition, Active Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. Our ingredients are mainly developed and produced for Business-to-Business purposes. This means that we deliver ingredients and semi-finished products to our external customers, for them to use in their end products and sell them to consumers all over the world, depending on the specific market segment.


As Biotechnology Expert you are member of the Central Technology Expert team of FCI and report directly to the Director Technology. You have a leading role in our innovation and development program and work in close collaboration with M&S, R&D, QA and Operations on the successful development and implementation of new products and processes.


"I cannot come up wiith one good reason NOT to join this team" - sr Team Member 



Saskia Schmidt

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JOB-ID: 47347 | Bioprocess Technology Expert, Netherlands
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