Product Application Specialist

Did you know that you already know us? Almost every second tablet which is on the global market contains our products. This demands great entrepreneurial power so that we are always looking for people who take ownership and are not afraid of accountability.

Now it is your chance to join! We are looking for an excipient product application specialist (PAS) with affinity towards excipients, being lactose, microcrystalline cellulose and disintegrants.

As product application specialist (excipients) you will provide the in-depth understanding on disintegrants and filler/binders within the DFE Pharma organisation. This means that you will provide technical support on current and new products, platform processes and innovation ideas. You will be able to combine high end scientific (theoretical) and practical knowledge into a mechanistic view / support to our customers.

Product Application Specialist

What we ask

  • MSc / PhD in a related scientific field e.g. Particle Technology, Powder Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology of Pharmacy. Having four (4) years recent scientific and technical experience in the pharmaceutical and/or excipient industry, ideally in formulation development.

  • Build strong relations with the R&D formulation (lab) team and the more commercial business unit manager(s)

  • Able to provide consultative / mechanistic (powder technology) based formulation protocols and deliver.

  • Problem solving skills – translating your understanding of the problem into an approach towards a solution

  • Having a good working knowledge of pharmaceutical process steps and equipment to formulate Oral Solid Dosage Forms (OSD).

  • Strong Pharmaceutical Formulation skills, focused on OSD (like IR Tablets made by Direct Compression and Wet Granulation)

  • High proficiency in English (spoken and written), confident speaker

What we offer

  • An international work environment

  • Working in a science based and solution driven team

  • Continuous learning and development; your development is not only good for your career; we also benefit from it

  • Excellent remuneration package

  • Short communication and short decision lines

  • Hybrid way of working (mix of home office and office)

Vacancy description

  • Translate together with the Business Unit Mangers, Product Developers, Sales and PAS team the customer needs into customer facing solutions.

  • Advise Business Unit managers and Customers on best technical solutions and strategic directions.

  • Act as a liaison between different departments with understanding from both the market needs and scientific principles.

  • Initiate  the required protocols, based upon Quality by Design and scientific principles to obtain relevant knowledge or a customer solution.

  • Lead application support with the formulation team, and inform customers on output.

  • Visiting customer R&D (formulators) to enable technical consultative sales and issue solving.

  • 10-20% of international travelling will be expected as part of the job.

  • Present work in international conferences and scientific papers.


What does success look like?

  • High customer satisfaction on technical / formulation support based upon your work.

  • Continuously translating our customer challenges and needs into potential solutions.

  • A strong technical pipeline of NPD projects at the regions customers, where DFE excipients are being used, which lays the foundation for DFE Pharma’s future business growth

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.
  • You will be part of the Innovation and Technical Solutions (ITS) Department and report into the Director (ITS).

  • You will be part of a team of 4 Product Application Specialists working from Goch (Germany), frequently visiting our R&D center in Nijmegen (The Netherlands).

  • You will continuously work in collaboration within the PAS team and other functions to deliver the best, scientifically correct and ethical output to our customers.

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Gina Heimsoth

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