Process Development Specialist Food Products

Are you the food processing technologist who gets excited about developing our next generation processes for consumer dairy processing? Please join our Global Process Technology (GPT) team in Wageningen to make a sustainable impact on the production of our nutritious dairy products.

Process Development Specialist Food Products

What we ask

  • A Master of Science degree in food technology, chemical engineering or (bio)process engineering
  • +3 years of established experience in the field of homogenisation, emulsions and reology is an advantage
  • A proven hands-on mentality
  • +5 years of experience in (industrial) process development/research in food processing experience (time may include PhD or PDEng experience)
  • Fundamental understanding in the field of (food) physics
  • Willingness to travel nationally and sometimes internationally to production sites, suppliers and partners (approximately 15%)
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills in English and or Dutch.
  • A team player with a talent for keeping things in perspective and structured.
  • Key competences: results oriented, decisiveness and organizational sensitivity.

What we offer

•    A unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence.
•    Great work life balance, and competitive salary & benefits package so you can enjoy it.
•    Workweek of 32- 38 hours, competitive pension scheme, holiday allowance of 8%, end year allowance 3%, bonus scheme, flexible working hours and the ability to work from home.
•    Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey.
•    A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners.

Vacancy description

As a Process Development Specialist Food Products you will research and develop innovative and safe next-generation processing systems within Friesland Campina.
You will  
•    Study the influence of processing on the product’s characteristic, quality, and stability
•    Prepare the design of experiment and coordinate the execution of the trials/experiments with the involved parties. 
•    Translate the findings into tangible conclusions.
•    Investigate Critical to Quality process parameters with thorough scientific tools and methodologies.
•    Present and defend the findings to internal and external relevant (sr.) stakeholders or peers.
•    Initiate new process solutions for new and existing products based on your knowledge and network.
•    Have open, challenging and strong interaction with relevant product and process technology experts in Friesland Campina R&D and Technology departments.

Typical technologies you will be working with are preservation technologies, homogenization/shear and structuring/texturizing technologies, and fermentation technologies. You will also be working closely together with our preservation and cleaning technology experts.

Want to work with colleagues from 32 nationalities in R&D who work together intensively in an inspiring environment ? Then here is your opportunity. Our Innovation Centre in Wageningen consists of four parts: a large pilot plant with cooling and storage warehouses and three buildings in which the offices and the strictly hygienic laboratories are housed. Pedestrian bridges and atriums connect the different parts with each other. The centre also includes an experience centre, an innovation kitchen and a test bakery. Here, Consumers, Customers and Employees of FrieslandCampina from all over the world can experience our tasty products. In order to accelerate and strengthen our innovation process, we also work together with innovation partners such as Wageningen University & Research Centre, other knowledge institutes, our member dairy farmers, customers and suppliers in the Innovation Centre.  
About our team and office:  

  • A multidisciplinary team — highly skilled, focused on making our best work together  
  • A friendly environment — with wonderful cafeteria, free milk, cheese and lattize coffee, and subsidized lunches and drinks 
  • Sustainability  - BREEAM certified sustainable building & And in view of the rise of electric means of transport, there are charging points for electric cars, scooters and / or bicycles.  

About your work-life balance:   

  • The option to work from home — we learned to master Hybrid working  
  • Travel reimbursement — if you don't live around the corner  


Learn more about our innovation center here:  

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JOB-ID: 47700 | Process Development Specialist Food Products, Netherlands
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