Lead Engineer Dairy Foaming Technology

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 Technology Delivery Specialist you are the end-responsible for development, delivery and maintenance of the IP-protected technology for systems and versions within the Milk platform by owning the technology, processing methods, interface, and technical product design.

Lead Engineer Dairy Foaming Technology

What we ask

  • +10y experience in management and development of complex solutions and technologies.

  • Expertise in developing closed patented systems or complex plastic solutions.

  • Experience in managing the entire technology platform lifecycle, including continuous improvements of product and tooling over their lifetime.

  • Proven ability to coordinate cross-functional teams in a matrix.

  • Strong knowledge of product lifecycle management and industrialization, including process optimization, standards of operation and tooling development.

  • Expertise in developing testing and verification procedures.

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or in a related field, such as materials science or chemical engineering. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.


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 deliver the “heart” of our platforms and systems. 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 and complex innovations.
  • Working in an open and collaborative team.
  • Opportunity to build the role and its scope from scratch.

Vacancy description

You are end-responsible for driving development, delivery and maintenance of the patented technology for platforms and systems within Milk platform by owning the technology, processing methods, interface, and technical product design. Safeguarding critical knowledge in the triangle between product, foaming unit, and machine. Continuously improving and optimizing the system technology and foaming units through their lifecycle, including fundamentals, incrementals, value engineering, robustness, OEE, and value delivery improvements.


Last, but not the least, you deliver results in a close cooperation and cross-steering with the Systems architect, Concept owner, the Industrialization lead and few other critical roles within matrix and Suppliers organizations.

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

    • Development and delivery of industrialized interfaces, foaming units.
    • Sign off of ingredients and appliances within the system.
    • Initiation and steering of ECR and NPD changes.
    • continuous improvement of system robustness during the technology lifecycle.
    • Technology tracks development.
    • Technology roadmaps definition and participation in long-term developments.


Next to the content of the position, you play the central role in defining the concepts, feasibilities and system requirements next to securing improvements for the on-going business and installed base. This means that your focus will balance between defining, 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, especially in parts related to your role and discipline. 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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