Danone Nutricia Research

Junior Packaging Specification Technologist - Utrecht

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Active since 15-03-2017 Job category Science, research & development
Location Utrecht Level Entry level/Graduate
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Temporary employment
Hours 32 - 40 Salary -

For the Advanced Medical Nutrition division we are looking for a


Jr. Packaging Specifications Technologist (Temporary)

Location: Utrecht


In this role you are responsible to deliver the specifications on a number of packaging projects and some ingredients projects. You will be part of these respective project teams. The specifications are mainly linked to our Zoetermeer and Liverpool Supply Points where we manufacture highly innovative, Advanced Medical Nutrition Products. The products come in many varieties in recipe, technology and packaging format.


Your mission

As Specifications Technologist you ensure that the packages / ingredients comply with the functional, quality & food safety and regulatory requirements, validated by internal stakeholders of Packaging Development and Quality and signed off by the suppliers.

Our team and the organization is continuously developing. Part of our challenge is to build up our processes, structures, portfolio, network of international packaging colleagues and relationships with our suppliers. In parallel deliver specifications, whilst “our framework” is still in “building phase”.


We are looking for a person who has the right education some working experience and right mind-set to be capable to pick up from the start specification work and learn fast.

Right mind-set means the willingness to learn quickly within Danone on the processes, how to assess compliance, how the database works etc. You will be trained on the job.


Your profile

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Food Technology, Packaging Technology or Quality;
  • At least 2 years or relevant work experience in the field of; Food safety / quality & regulations (Food contact regulations; EU, FDA and ideally also China) / risk assessments / packaging specifications / packaging testing / packaging suppliers / high quality food industry / ingredients specifications / ingredient testing / ingredient suppliers / SAP.

In addition, the ideal candidate:

  • Has experience in data management
  • Brings expertise on packaging functionality, quality & food safety and/or regulation
  • Has the ability to network inside and outside the organization;
  • Is eager to learn, develop and apply new knowledge and processes;
  • Has excellent communication and presentation skills (fluency in English);
  • Likes to negotiate with suppliers to come to mutual agreements;
  • Is business result driven and has following competencies: analytical, accurate and persuasive;
  • Is an outstanding team player.
  • Enjoys being part of a new team and works hands on to professionalize the team
  • Has eye for detail and works accurately

For this temporary position – the initial contract will be 12 months. (1st June 2017 – 31st May 2018). In these 12 months you will work on specifications concerning;

  • Pouch for enteral feeding Medical Nutrition
  • Bottles with Medical Nutrition
  • Ingredient specifications for Medical Nutrition

This job requires some travelling. You’ll be based in Utrecht, but regularly visiting Schiphol, our factory in Zoetermeer and suppliers. Working from home is possible but must be always aligned with your manager.


About Danone

Danone is a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful healthy food companies in the world. Its mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. This is the mission of Danone that guides our 1.850 “Danoners” in the Netherlands and more than 100.000 worldwide on an everyday basis. We are convinced that Danone has “something special inside”. Our diverse business divisions and functions offer you a vast variety of career opportunities in a dynamic environment.


Nutricia Research is part of Danone. Our products are marketed under the brand names Nutricia, Milupa, SHS and Blédina, amongst others. Capitalizing on our numerous international preclinical and clinical collaborations, we aim to identify new nutritional intervention opportunities and develop innovative product forms.


Nutricia Research Centre for Specialized Nutrition, located in the Utrecht Science Park in the Netherlands is a new state of the art Life Science innovation center for the development of new product concepts for Early life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. We create formulas that provide clinically substantiated health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, elderly and patients.


Are you the Jr. Packaging Specification Technologist we are looking for?
If you have any question about the position or the recruitment procedure, please contact Maaike Buijs (Corporate Recruiter) via + 31 (0)6 50295221 or maaike.buijs@danone.com. If you are interested, please apply via below link.


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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Food
Region Utrecht
Keywords #Packaging #Temporary #Bsc or msc #Technical Engineering/ Food Technology

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Name Maaike Buijs