Danone Nutricia Research

Product Technologist - Utrecht

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Active since 06-02-2017 Job category Science, research & development
Location Utrecht Level Entry level/Graduate
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Temporary employment
Hours 32 - 40 Salary -

For the ELN PD Business Team, part of the IMF Product, packaging and process development team, we are looking for a


Product Technologist


Your mission
We are looking for a Product developer who is looking for continues challenges in the product development area. You will lead milk product development project in the Business team through company project process. You will develop products according to local legislation, Product brief, internal ELN nutritional guidelines, Danone Quality Manual and R&D OGSM. In addition, you will be participating in various challenging product development activities involving multidisciplinary teams.


Other responsibilities

  • Engage with key stakeholders such as marketing, science & nutrition, regulatory, quality and operations in innovation/ renovation projects. Guiding recipe design, raw material filtering and other PD related activities.
  • Proactively work cross functional and co lead projects to drive company ambition. Challenge the status quo.
  • Ensure compliance to ELN procedures, ISO and Haccp, by ensuring technical documents are up to auditable standards and available in a timely manner,
  • Develop subordinates skills and competencies by regular reviews and challenging tasks.


Your profile

  • A Master degree in Food Science, Food Technology or similar educational background;
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in product development;
  • Technical background in the food industry preferred with dairy products experience;
  • Excellent project management skills and fluent in English, verbal and written;
  • Willing to evolve in a challenging environment and matrix organization;


To be successful in this position it is important that you are passionate about food. You like to work in a team, but you can also work independently on assignments. Furthermore you like to communicate on different levels in the organization. You are a creative thinker and can you be pragmatic in the execution of a project. You are committed to achieve results and to look further than the project only.


About Danone and our mission

Danone is a multinational food company dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible. This mission guides our 2.250 “Danoners” in the Netherlands and more than 100.000 worldwide on an everyday basis.


Nutricia Research is part of Danone. R&D is an important basis of the work we do in nutrition and health. We collaborate with partners, for example in academia, suppliers and healthcare, we aim to identify new nutritional intervention opportunities and develop innovative product forms. Our largest innovation centre is located on Utrecht Science Park, the Netherlands. It is a state-of-the-art centre for the development of new nutrition product concepts for Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition. We create products that provide clinically proven health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, expecting mothers, the elderly and patients.


Are you the Product Technologist we are looking for?

If you have questions about the position or recruitment procedure, please contact Maaike Buijs (Corporate Recruiter) via maaike.buijs@danone.com/+ 31 (0)6 50295221. If you are interested you can apply with your cover letter and resume via maaike.buijs@danone.com


More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Food
Region Utrecht
Keywords #Product Technologist FT #msc #Foodtechnology + 2 yrs relevant exp and pref with dairy products.

Contact information

Name Maaike Buijs