Senior Product Developer, Early Life Nutrition

The Senior Product Developer position is based in Singapore, Science Park and is part of the Singapore Regional Development Centre. The role will be working closely with the global & local marketing teams in Singapore and within the region, the operating countries R&D labs/factories and the Global Innovation Development Centre at Wageningen. 


The person will implement product innovation, renovation that is aligned with company's vision and mission. At the same time, strive to proactively contribute to the product innovation strategy.  



Senior Product Developer, Early Life Nutrition

What we ask

  • Academic degree in Food Science/Technology, preferable PhD with a minimum of 3+ years’ experience working in a Product Development for Nutrition specifically Infant Nutrition.

  • Relevant experience in Dairy nutrition or other FMCG food industry.

  • Knowledge and experience on Infant or Specialized Nutrition powder Development and Recipe Calculation system management is required

  • Understanding of materials and equipment used in products

  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

What we offer

  • A purpose driven organisation – nourishing by nature

  • Empowering our people with the right level of autonomy

  • An international work environment that is friendly and inclusive – we are people focused and approachable

  • Enabling your potential and chance to broaden your exposure

Vacancy description

  • To implement product innovation and renovation in aligned with company’s vision and mission

    • Develop product prototype and validation 

    • Assess, improve and refine existing products.

    • Act as team member to support new product development projects.

    • Responsible for achieving the objectives and deliverables within the defined timescale;

    • Strong hold on project management


  • To enrich and support product innovation strategy:

    • Stay abreast with market trends and consumer insights

    • Work closely with expert teams (Nutrition, Sensory, Packaging, Process Technology) to identify substantiation, new commercial and technological developments to generate new opportunities.

    • Provide support and/or act as a team member for the implementation of the infant nutrition product strategy

    • Understand the current legislation requirements of market countries especially Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

    • Generate R&D substantiation or end project reports for documentation and learning purposes (Technical project, recipe management system, change request tracking list etc.)


  • To advice & support 

    • Pro-active give advice to implement product optimization;

    • Support production in respect of troubleshooting as necessary hence process knowledge is required.

    • Support Product Life Cycle management.


  • To Keep on building and maintaining a network of relevant internal and external relations, stakeholders, partners and customers, especially Marketing & Sales, Operations and R&D.


  • To connect with Global Innovation Wageningen, Development Center

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.


The role is based in Singapore Development Centre (R&D), reporting to the Manager Development, working alongside other Development Specialist, Nutritionist, Packaging Specialist, Sensory Specialist, Packaging Specialist and Marketers based in Singapore and across the globe. 

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JOB-ID: 42013 | Senior Product Developer, Early Life Nutrition, Singapore

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