Specification Specialist

For the specification management organization within the expert team Dairy Essentials in Wageningen we are looking for a jr. specification specialist.In this role you will be responsible for collecting, preparing and maintaining data to fill the recipe and specification platform for Cheese, Valess, Butter and Milkpowder products (and whey).Next to that you contribute to creating and maintaining specifications and recipes for these products for our customers worldwide. Besides working for our external customers your work is also crucial for our internal stakeholders (supply chain, procurement, R&D, sales).In your role you will be closely connected to colleagues from Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs and Product Development.As specification specialist you are a leading example for how to deal with specification management and you will have the opportunity to encourage the FC community to work accordingly.

Do you like this role and have a technical background in or strong affinity with Quality/Food Safety and data management? Feel welcome to apply.

Specification Specialist

What we ask

What we require from you:

  • You are an independent, proactive, structured and well organized person with a strong drive for results.
  • You are user-focused and able to act with speed and decisiveness to achieve the best results.
  • You have knowledge of/affinity with Database Warehouse software (experience with SAP PLM is a pre), combined with a strong awareness of quality, eye for detail and analytical skills.
  • You display good communication skills on the relevant levels in English and Dutch.
  • You have a HBO work and thinking level
  • You have followed education in the area of Food Quality/Safety/Technology, Quality Assurance or Nutrition & Health.
  • You preferably have 0-2 years working experience in the B2B or B2C Food Industry (knowledge of our product portfolio quality and regulatory standards is a pre).

What we offer

What we offer you:

  • A good primary and secondary renumeration package and work life balance
  • A meaningful job, contributing to providing better nutrition for the world
  • Not just a job but a career, starting in a team that highly values your development
  • An international company with strong Dutch heritage
  • A pleasant workplace in the Innovation Centre in Wageningen, where you'll be part of the FC DE specification team

Vacancy description

As a specification specialist you will:

Be responsible for building new specifications and executing specification and recipe changes in the new specification management system according to the new way of working.

  • Keep the specification system up to date and maintain quality of existing product specifications;
  • Support projects to update the specifications portfolio incl related documents;
  • Review and be responsible for approvals of the specifications by all relevant disciplines;
  • Align with internal stakeholders (QA, R&D, RA, Operations) on all specification relevant matters;
  • Support the Product development teams on specifications and recipe related matter in new product development projects;

Contribute to the further professionalization of specification management

  • Support the finetuning of the new global specification management system (SAP PLM) and new way of working;
  • Contribute to the creation of specification management procedures/ instructions where necessary;
  • Keep up with relevant developments in the own area of expertise; exchange and share knowledge with other professionals within the specification management community of FrieslandCampina;

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 Cheese, Valess, Butter and Milkpowder Expert team of about 50 R&D colleagues in the Innovation Centre of Wageningen. This team is working in close cooperation with FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy, Professional and Trading and Supply chain. Within this larger team you work in a team of two specification Specialists. The team is planned to grow in size and scope, bringing the whole Dairy Essentials product portfolio to the SAP-PLM system in the coming years.

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JOB-ID: 46234 | Specification Specialist, Netherlands
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