Intern Product Development Expert

The department Product Development Dairy Drinks develops fresh dairy drinks for mainly the Dutch and German market but is also involved in troubleshooting for dairy drinks (mainly long life) in European and the South-east Asian market.

During this internship the main objectives are to gain practical experience in an R&D organization and to develop personal skills and competences. The activities will be focusing on the use of Plant based materials for the development of UHT drinks having similar properties (viscosity, mouthfeel, appearance, creaminess, taste etc.) as UHT milk. Besides that improving and understanding the physical stability of UHT milk with cereals for SE Asia is in scope.

The location is at the FrieslandCampina Innovation Center in Wageningen.

Intern Product Development Expert

What we ask

The requirements:

  • You are customer focused and are able to act with speed and decisiveness to achieve the best results

  • You take responsibility for your work and are continuously looking for new opportunities to make a change.

  • Good foundation of food technology and food ingredients, basic knowledge of dairy technology

  • Final years of relevant MSc study, e.g. Food Technology

  • English language, both oral and written

  • Entrepreneurial drive and energy, independent project planning

  • Ambition to pursue a future career in product development or research

What we offer

Your salary is based on the weighting of your job and your experience. FrieslandCampina offers not only a competitive salary but also training and education on the job. We find it important for our people to continuously grow. It’s in our belief that this will help you to make more impact in your job and in our company.

Vacancy description

The internship activities will focus on the use of Plant based materials for the development of UHT drinks.

Important aspects you will work on are:

  • Reading literature of all work which has already been done on Plant based recipes with different types of plant materials and processes.

  • Discussing stability issues, effect of different recipes and processes, nutritional aspects, sensorial aspects of different plant based sources with internal and external experts.

  • Setting up lab trials and, if needed, assisting in pilot plant trials to test different recipe and processing directions.

  • Following the physical stability of the milks with Plant based materials during shelf-life (stored at different temperatures) and using/improving analytical methods (rheology, particle size measurements, microscopy etc.) to get some more insights in the structure of the product compared to UHT milk.

  • Reporting all the results

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 product development team for Dairy Drinks is part of the Consumer Dairy R&D team and is located in Wageningen, where we are close connected to other R&D disciplines, like Research, Sensory, Packaging development and the pilot plant. We also work close together with our Marketing colleagues in Amersfoort, with colleagues in the factories in The Netherlands and Germany and for this project also with colleagues in our Innovation Center in Singapore.

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JOB-ID: 42802 | Intern Product Development Expert, Netherlands
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