Innovation Project Manager

Join our Marketing & Innovations team as Innovation Project Manager to drive the growth of our business and launch new systems propositions, like Lattiz!

Do you want to initiate, shape and lead complex international innovation projects and bring new systems innovations to the market?  You will fill the innovation funnel by bringing ideas to viable propositions and lead and own the development of commercially viable propositions from concept to launch. You collaborate closely with internal and external teams and stakeholders, leveraging their expertise and insights to drive innovation and create value for our customers and the company.

Innovation Project Manager

Wat we vragen

  • Master’s degree;
  • > 8 yrs professional experience in project management, preferably in the professional food&beverage market, concept creation and/or equipment innovation;
  • Proven ability to lead international, multipartner project teams with innovative nature;
  • Good sense of business, what is needed to win in the market and excellent customer/partner facing; 
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal;
  • Fluent in English (Dutch and/or German is a pre);
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starting, professional, steady, able to deal with tough discussions;
  • Influencing skills on all levels up to senior management level;
  • Strategic thinking, leadership skills, planning & organization skills, financial management skills, people management in an international environment, partner management skills;
  • Flexibility to travel;
  • Hands-on mentality.

Wat we bieden

  • Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence;
  • To ensure a healthy work-life balance, we've implemented a hybrid work model for this role. You'll be required to visit our Amersfoort office no more than twice a week, allowing you flexibility while maintaining collaborative engagement;
  • Receive home office essentials, such as an ergonomic chair, desk, monitors, and more, to support your comfort and productivity while working remotely;
  • An NS business card, so you can travel to the office by train;
  • When you’re not using your NS business card, you’ll receive a travel allowance of €0.23 per km, up to a maximum of 30km (one way);
  • Keen on cycling? Take advantage of our bike purchase scheme, offering attractive tax benefits to help you acquire a brand-new bike. Enjoy the ride while saving on costs;
  • Enjoy 200 hours of annual leave on a full-time basis, with the flexibility to sell or purchase up to 40 additional hours of holiday time. Your 8% holiday allowance ensures that you can make the most of your well-deserved time off;
  • A workweek of (fulltime) 38 hours, an end year allowance of 4%, bonus scheme; 
  • Receive a company laptop and mobile phone, enabling seamless communication whether you're on the move or working remotely;
  • We prioritize your overall well-being. That's why we offer a range of support services, including coaching, financial assistance, physiotherapy, and a comprehensive health check every three years, ensuring you feel supported in every aspect of your life;
  • A competitive pension to support when you retire. A partner pension too, so your partner will be looked after if something happens to you while you're working with us;
  • Beyond these offerings, we provide a diverse array of schemes, programs, and courses meticulously designed to empower you to develop and evolve according to your unique career trajectory with us;
  • 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 create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world;
  • Free cheese and milk at lunch in the central office, and barista coffee to help you go through your working days with a lot of joy.


You will be leading major solution-, systems-, and/or product innovation projects by delivering projects in line with project objective, requirements budget and planning with engaged project teams and via well-organized Project Management:

  • Fill the innovation funnel with viable propositions
  • Project design and plan-> Shape complex international innovation projects
  • Project execution
  • Stakeholder Management-> Creates support for complete project approach
  • Project team lead-> Lead the project to success
Bij FrieslandCampina geloven we in een werkomgeving waar iedereen zich hun volledige en authentieke zelf kan voelen en in hun kracht wordt gezet om het beste uit zichzelf te halen. We omarmen elkaars verschillen en ontvangen graag je sollicitatie, ongeacht je geslacht, geloof, afkomst, seksuele voorkeur, leeftijd, beperking, of nationaliteit. Als wie wij zijn bij jou past, moedigen we je aan om te solliciteren, ook als je niet zeker weet of je aan alle eisen voldoet.

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.

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. Our solutions consist out of an appliance, product and a technology and are designed to solve specific customer pains within Coffee and Tea channel.

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