Danone Nutricia Research

Product Technologist - Utrecht

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Active since 24-02-2017 Job category Science, research & development
Location Utrecht Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Temporary employment
Hours 32 - 40 Salary -

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, Dumex and Blédina, amongst others. Capitalising 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 Specialised Nutrition, located in the Utrecht Science Park in the Netherlands is a state of the art Life Science innovation centre for the development of new product concepts for Early Life Nutrition (ELN) and Advanced Medical Nutrition (AMN). We create formulas that provide clinically substantiated health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, elderly and patients.

For the Business Team China, part of the IMF Product Development department, we are looking for 

                                                                Product Technologist

Your mission
We are looking for a Product Technologist who looks for continuous challenges in product innovation. You will lead product development activities within product development team for Danone Country Business Units (CBU). You will develop compliant products according to regulations, internal ELN nutritional standards, Danone Quality and Food Safety standards, R&D OGSM and Innovation process. In addition, you will be participating in diverse challenging product development projects with multidisciplinary teams.


Main responsibilities

  • Engage with key stakeholders, such as R&D teams, marketing, regulatory, quality and operations on 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;
  • Lead product development activities from recipe design to implementation in productions;
  • Ensure technical documents up to high standards and available in a timely manner;
  • Ensure compliance to Regulation, ELN procedures, ISO and HACCP;
  • Seek new product ideas to translate into products for consumers’ satisfaction;
  • Support supply point in terms of recipe related production activities and problem solving;
  • Develop subordinates skills and competencies by regular reviews and challenging tasks.

Your profile

  • At least you have an academic degree in Food Science, Food Technology or similar educational background
  • You have at least 2 years of relevant work experience in product development

In addition, the candidate:

  • Has a technical background in the food industry preferred with dairy products experience
  • Has knowledge on regulation, nutrition, food processing
  • Has strong project management skills and good communication
  • Is a fast learner with result driven mindset
  • Is a real team player, being open, creative and pragmatic
  • Is fluent in English, verbal and written

What do we offer: "Something special inside"

Our core values - Humanism, Openness, Proximity and Enthusiasm embody the way we aspire to behave in everything we do. If you are an energetic person who believes in these principles, then Danone is the right company for you! Join our dynamic team and help us make our vision a reality by playing a key role in the performance of Danone and all its brands. With offices in Zoetermeer, Utrecht, Schiphol, manufacturing plants in Cuijk and Zoetermeer, as well as a world-class R&D center in Utrecht, we offer a wide range of opportunities in the Netherlands but also internationally.

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 #Foodscience + 2 yrs relevant exp and pref within product development.

Contact information

Name Maaike Buijs