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Senior Product Technologist (Specialized Nutrition Powder Productivity)

13/09/2019 Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
Embark on your own high-level growth path while helping millions of babies to grow up healthy and strong

Danone is a world leader in Specialized Nutrition providing healthy and cost-effective nutrition to millions of babies and toddlers each day. It’s a wonderful privilege and, at the same time, a huge responsibility that depends on our R&I experts. To ensure our ongoing success in this area, we currently seek candidates with advanced specifications experience and knowledge to apply for the important role of Senior Product Technologist

About the Job

This Sr. Product Technologist role initiates & oversees the development and implementation of cost-efficient products within the European supply point network. This role will need you to engage with several project teams, provide optimal solutions within your areas of expertise with a critical thinking mindset, drive, contribution and actively coordinate to deliver critical solutions (pilot trials, validation plan, industrial trials, etc.) that will contribute to an excellent execution.

Moreover, your will have to represent the Productivity team in cross functional projects and cross functional project collaborative platforms. The stage gate project management tool for productivity projects will have no secret for you and you will be requested to secure it and to contribute to its continuous improvement.

Additionally, you will organize productivity workshops and be responsible to drive and pro-actively generate new ideas that improve the cost efficiency of our recipe portfolio, for all EU supply points producing Specialized Nutrition. The connection with the innovation and renovation teams will be also key to deliver competitive recipes for the future. This is centred around the design & maintenance of a sustainable roadmap.

Furthermore, you are expected to bring support to other team members on technical topics, tackle needs for other business critical projects, as they arise, and co-create a team atmosphere with a continuous drive for growth, excellence and effectiveness. As part of the Specialized nutrition PD powder team, you will provide regularly internal updates to the Senior management team and Powder product developer community.

About You

We are looking for a Senior Product Technologist with:

  • At least a MSc. degree in Chemical engineering, Bio-Chemical engineering, Food technology, bioprocessing, or similar working/thinking level obtained via experience. You master food technology fundamentals and how to apply these in a practical way.
  • Minimum 5-year experience in a food development or R&D environment, preferably the field of powder or dairy processing or spray drying – yet not limited to it
  • Able to lead a diverse portfolio of small and medium size development & factory projects
  • Able to communicate effectively & efficiently with various functions and levels (operator to director) within R&I, Operations & QFS
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, self-motivated, can do attitude.

About Us

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies. Click here to discover more about Danone in the Benelux.

We Offer

At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products.

What's next?

Hit the “apply now” button. You have until the closing date by the mid of October to apply with your CV and motivation letter. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our website. Need more information? Please contact me:

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