Architect Dairy Foaming Systems

Join our Systems organization to drive the growth of the organization and its successful system propositions, like Lattiz!

FrieslandCampina Professional (FC-P) is a customer-led organization, unleashing the full potential of the B2B world. FC-P aspires to become a world-class, global leader in dairy and plant-based value-added, ingredients and solutions, by servicing direct and indirect customers.

Expansion of our solutions business is recognized as one of the levers to realize this ambition. A new Systems organization is formed to carry out this responsibility for launching, driving and supporting existing and new system solutions in the markets across the globe.

Our solutions consist out of an appliance, product and a technology and are designed to solve specific customer pains across various channels and use moments. As Systems Architect you are the end-to-end responsible for the technical delivery of the Milk Platform and Systems within from the start up to the end-of-life.

Architect Dairy Foaming Systems

What we ask

  • Strong experience in platform management and systems development, preferably in a B2B environment with a focus on closed systems.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant engineering field.

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in platform and systems development.

  • Proven track record of successfully managing the end-to-end technical delivery of beverage systems or similar solutions.

  • Strong understanding of technical requirements, standards, and specifications.

  • Established network of relevant suppliers, OEMs, developers, and agencies in the industry.

Key Competencies/mindset on expert level

  • Gathering & deriving insights (being relentlessly curious and maintaining comprehensive and current knowledge of the local markets, consumer and customers, anticipating future trends, and using their understanding to inform action).

  • Executing with rigor: Effectively delivering against focused plans, removing bureaucracy and coordinating where necessary.

  • Collaborating to win: bringing people together and communicating with your team to create powerful outcomes.

  • Influencing others: understanding and anticipating others’ needs and presenting mutually beneficial solutions, to create win-win relationships internally and externally.

  • Developing others: taking personal responsibility for the performance and development of their team, helping others when the opportunity arises and recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring.

  • Growth mindset: we believe it is important to learn inch by inch by being innovative, experimenting and learning during the way.

  • Open & transparent: having an open and transparent culture will bring the best of people, where we commit to decisions and keeping each other accountable for it.

What we offer

We offer you a great opportunity where you can make difference and drive development of the key platform and related systems of our business. You will be a part of an exclusive team within Royal FrieslandCampina, which develops solutions for our customers to make the excellent drinks for their consumers.

  • Challenging assignments and complex innovations.

  • Exposure to different cultures and contexts.

  • Working in an open and collaborative team.

Vacancy description

You are end-to-end responsible for the technical delivery of the platform and related systems from start to end-of-life. Lead the design and development of systems and/or their elements. This includes managing the change process for the platform, ensuring the successful integration of the key elements (appliance, consumable, technology), and running versions control to meet all the functional and technical requirements, standards, and specifications; be responsible for the lifecycle strategic agenda.


You will be responsible of the creation of innovation eco-system of suppliers, engineering service providers and Friesland Campina. You translate user-, business/marketing-, customer-, quality requirements in technical requirements and specifications for modules, interfaces and the overall system. And you will manage and maintain requirements- and testing framework with a formal change management process.

Last, but not the least, you will define the strategic line for the Milk Platform development and steer long-term programs within the triangle of appliance-consumable-technology.  

Other (content driven) main activities that are part of your role:

    • Participate in defining technology roadmaps to support long-term business goals.
    • Platform Development.
    • Appliances Development.
    • Product/Consumable Development.
    • Technology Development.
    • Manage development suppliers.
    • Define and management technology tracks within the platform.


Next to the content of the position, you play the central role in defining focus trajectories for various roles within D&T and other functions. This means that your focus will balance between inspiring, leading and managing cross-function, external and internal, multi-disciplinary team members. As this is a newly set up organization, you are the co-owner of the transformation together with the rest of the Systems team. You are expected to act as the role-model of our growth mindset and open culture.

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.

The Systems organization is led by the Business Director Systems. The leadership team consists out of the following 6 functions: Manager Development and Technology, Business Development Manager, Manager Partnerships & Operations, Manager Quality & Standards, Manager Installed Base & Services, Manager Portfolio & Concept Marketing. You will report to the manager of Development and Technology.

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JOB-ID: 50807 | Architect Dairy Foaming Systems, Netherlands
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