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Process Technologist

08/05/2018Utrecht, Utrecht, NL

Are you a passionate Process Technologist who wants to make a difference in infant milk formula production, innovate and ensure excellence in process development?

Danone Nutricia Research is searching for a Process Technologist to strengthen the Early Life Nutrition Milks Process Application Team (PAT). As process technologist, you will deliver practical process solutions & implement them within a wide range of projects involving innovations, transformation, productivity, capacity, compliance, transfer, efficiency & outsourcing projects (within a European supply point network). The main unit operations in our scope are: spray drying, dry blending, heat treatment, fermentation & homogenization, amongst others.

In this function, you will be expected to implement process operating parameters & collaborate with other technical functions to optimize these processes and deliver nutritionally compliant products. You will also be expected to contribute to technical assessments and execute the plan of action for technical implementation (pilot trials, factory trials, etc.). Ability to manage cross functional stakeholder will be an asset given that all projects will be cross functional and will have wide array of stakeholders (from project managers to technical functions such as engineering). Moreover, you will represent PAT in cross functional projects and will be expected to provide internal updates to the PD3 EU (product, process and pack) department.

About the job

In this function, you will be expected to implement process operating parameters & collaborate with other technical functions to optimize these processes and deliver nutritionally compliant products. You will also be expected to contribute to technical assessments and execute the plan of action for technical implementation (pilot trials, factory trials, etc.). Ability to manage cross functional stakeholder will be an asset given that all projects will be cross functional and will have wide array of stakeholders (from project managers to technical functions such as engineering). Moreover, you will represent PAT in cross functional projects and will be expected to provide internal updates to the PD3 EU (product, process and pack) department.

Main responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the process conditions implemented lead to products that comply with nutritional, sensory, physical and chemical requirements and fulfill the needs of the end user;
  • Support the implementation of new products to various European supply points via pilot & factory trial execution;
  • Act as an important link between R&D and Operations, in implementing and securing our processes;
  • Factory testing, implementation, and technical support (best practices and troubleshooting) is a substantial part of the work, which means that frequent travel, especially within the EU might be required (indication: up to approx. 30% of time);
  • Maintain process specifications sheets to enable process excellence with our factories;
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other technical functions of R&D, Operations, Engineering, to ensure the right process solutions and operating parameters are implemented;
  • Collaborate with product technologists in projects to develop joint implementation solutions (product + process excellence);
  • Contribute process solutions in x-functional projects for a smoother implementation.

About you

We are looking for a process technologist with;

  • At least an MSc. degree in Chemical Engineering, Bio-Chemical engineering, Food technology, Bioprocessing, or similar working/thinking level obtained via experience;
  •  1-3 year experience in a factory technology job/ environment or R&D process related environment, preferably in the field of powder or dairy processing or spray drying – yet not limited to it; theoretical knowledge of main powder processing is more important;
  • Affinity with food, the food industry or related fields;
  • Affinity with process technology fundamentals;
  • Ability to communicate effectively to various functions within R&D and Operations.

Personal skills:

  • Confident & positive personality, with ability to engage others in multi-disciplinary settings
  • Hands-on, result driven mentality
  • Proactively bringing ideas and opportunities to the table
  • Team player with an autonomous working attitude
  • Interest in developing process technology skills and willingness to learn and share learnings

Key words: Strong Communicator, hands-on mentality, Results Driven, ownership, enthusiastic, team player

What's next?

Within Danone you can shape your own future, so the next steps depends on your interest. You can become a specialist or grow into a other direction. The possibilities are all there, and we are looking forward to shape your futher togheter. If you want to work in an innovative multinational company with interesting career prospects. Please apply with your resume and coverletter (both are mandatory).

Please contact Jolijn Scholtes (Talent Manager R&I), if you have questions regarding this position.

Applications via the mail will not be processed.

Jolijn Scholtes
Talent Manager Research & Innovationjolijn.scholtes@nutricia.com+31 (0) 6 528 234 65
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