Specification Specialist

In our department Specialized Nutrition, the compliance Team is responsible for high quality specifications of products on the market. For this vulnerable group, attention to detail is key.

You will be responsible for making, maintaining and updating the Finished Product Specifications of our Business-to-Consumer products around the world.

As a Specification Specialist, you are part of the Recipe and Specifications Compliance team, which belongs to the IFT development department

Specification Specialist

What we ask

  • Entrepreneurial and open attitude, analytical, quality focus, customer focused and work well both independently and within a team.
  • Experience on Food safety, HACCP, QCP, microbiology is a pre.
  • Experience with SAP PLM is a pre.
  • Excellent knowledge of materials for food application.
  • Good communication, presentation and stakeholder management skills in English
  • BSc or MSc (preferred) degree in Food Technology or equivalent area.
  • At least 2-5 relevant years’ experience with Specification management, product development or Quality Assurance (QA), preferably in infant nutrition area

What we offer

  • Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence
  • We offer great work life balance, and competitive salary & benefits package so you can enjoy it
  • Workweek of 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
  • Exceptional support of cross disciplinary movement within the company to broaden your knowledge and growth paths
  • A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners
  • Autonomy and trust to create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world
  • Free cheese and milk at lunch and barista coffee to help you go through your working days with a lot of joy

Vacancy description

In our department Specialized Nutrition, the compliance Team is responsible for high quality specifications of products on the market (from newborns to moms). For this vulnerable group, attention to detail is key.

You will be responsible for making, maintaining and updating the Finished Product Specifications of our Business-to-Consumer products around the world.

We challenge you to bring in your expertise to further improve our business. And to make the connection between consumer needs and process capabilities in order to deliver maximum value. You’re eager to learn and preferably familiar with how specifications are set-up.

As Specifation Specialist, your tasks and responsibilities, amongst others, will be:

  • Set up and maintain specifications in SAP PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) system.
  • Align Specifications with QA, RA and procurement disciplines.
  • Participate in NPD projects (New Product Development) and Continues Improvement projects.
  • Leading improvement projects and ways of working within the specification team.
  • Build and use a stakeholder network within FrieslandCampina (e.g. RA, QA, QC, procurement, SQM, Supply Chain)

Next to your direct team members in R&D, you will closely work together with various colleagues from other disciplines across FrieslandCampina worldwide such as for Supply Chain, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs.

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.

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.

You will be part of the Recipe and Specifications Compliance team, which belongs to the IFT development department. our team has as many people as nationalities, we have lots of fun and get the job done together.

The IFT development department is based in Wageningen, The Netherlands, and consists of about 60 people. This department is directly reporting into the business group of Specialized Nutrition with close connection to the corporate R&D department.

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