Specification Specialist SN B2B infant nutrition

At FrieslandCampina Innovation Specialized Nutrition, we challenge you to bring in your expertise to develop the next generation IFT nutritional concepts, products and processes. You make the connection between the needs of the vulnerable target group, the customer and our global capabilities. So you will deliver high innovative solution to a demanding market in order to create maximum value for our business to business customers.

Specification Specialist SN B2B infant nutrition

What we ask

The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and has an open attitude. The candidate is customer focused, analytical, has a quality and customer focus and works well both independently and within a team. In addition; the following elements are also important:

  • MSc degree in Food Technology or equivalent area.
  • Interest in and attention to detail is key.
  • Good communication, presentation and stakeholder management skills in English is important.
  • At least 3 relevant years’ experience in NPD and or specification management, preferably in food or infant nutrition area.
  • Experience with SAP PLM is a pre.
  • Affinity with Specification management, product development and Quality Assurance (QA) in a Business to business environment is a pré.
  • Strong convincing / influencing skills
  • Out of the box thinker who sees opportunities and connect to make them happen
  • Relevant experience in managing projects across different disciplines.
  • Experience in recipe design and knowledge of product-process interactions, preferably of infant formula and/or milk products.

What we offer

Your salary is based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your training. FrieslandCampina offers not only a competitive salary but also training and education on the job because it’s important for our people to continue to grow. After all, your development is not only good for your career; our products also benefit from it. The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident on the work floor. It is, after all, the most effective way to learn.

  • 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

Within FrieslandCampina Innovation, the B2B team develops and maintains base powders and final infant formulas for a variety of global Business-to-Business customers.

As specification specialist, you will participate and be the lead of deliveriving customer specifications for  innovation and optimization projects. In multidisciplinary teams you create and implement specifications for new and improved products for customers at our different factories in the Netherlands.

We challenge you to bring in your expertise to maintain the quality in an ever fluctuating landscape and to further improve the profitability of our products. You make the connection between customer needs and process capabilities in order to deliver maximum value. You  are familiar with the functionality of the products we produce and understand the vulnerability of our target group.

Your tasks and responsibilities, amongst others, will be to:

  • Use your creativity and hands-on mentality to improve projects and specifications.
  • Stimulate others and yourself to think in opportunities. Dare to ask critical questions.
  • Build and use a stakeholder network, both internal (product, nutrition, and process technology experts) within FC R&D and broader (e.g. QA, QC, Supply Chain), as well as with the customer.
  • Set up and maintain specifications in SAP PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) system.
  • Align Specifications with Customers, QA, RA and other disciplines.
  • Participate in NPD projects (New Product Development) and Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Quickly pick up new knowledge: product and production, ways of work, stakeholder management. 
  • Having an outside in view: how do competitors do it? What can we learn from that in order to simplify and improve our way of work?
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, 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 and the community we serve. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture.

The Infant Formula development department is based in Wageningen, The Netherlands, and consists of about 60 people and belongs to the business group of Specialized Nutrition.

​You will be part of the Business to business cluster within this team, together with 5 other colleagues. You are developing and maintaining specifications of base powders and final infant formulas for a variety of global Business-to-Business customers.

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

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