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Senior Scientific Knowledge Manager

07/12/2017 Utrecht, Utrecht, NL

Would you like to apply your scientific expertise to a wide variety of questions regarding the use of nutrition in healthcare?  Do you get excited about providing strategic insights to the business and keeping them informed about the latest developments in Early Life Nutrition?

Your Mission

Providing analyzed scientific information and competitive intelligence to stakeholders.

As a Scientific Knowledge Manager you are part of an international, cross functional team. Each SKM specializes in a specific therapeutic area and provides information and scientific / industry insights to internal as well as external stakeholders. With your academic background and business acumen you can actively participate in future ELN product research and innovation.

Other Key Responsibilities

  • Provide actionable, scientific and competitor information in context
  • Facilitate the sharing of information, its use and re-use in product support, research, development and innovation
  • Contribute to innovation by thinking outside the box

We are looking for a Scientific Knowledge Manager with:

  • A university degree (preferably PhD level) in Life Sciences or Nutrition
  • 3-5 years’ working experience
  • An ability to translate scientific information into business insights
  • Well-developed skills in integrating information from disparate sources, analyze large data sets and draw well founded conclusions
  • Excellent English communication skills in verbal and written
  • A flexible, entrepreneurial personality who is not afraid of change

To be successful in this position it is important that you are passionate about keeping abreast of new developments in Early Life Nutrition. You like to work in a multi-cultural and cross functional team, but you can also work independently on assignments. Furthermore, you like to communicate on different levels in the organization. You are a flexible person who can work 40 hours per week, likes variety and change and can be a true partner for the business by providing meaningful information. 

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 center is located in Utrecht Science Park, the Netherlands. It is a state-of-the-art center for the development of new nutritional 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 Scientific Knowledge Manager we are looking for?

If you have any question about the position or the recruitment procedure, please contact Ingrid Cusiel (Recruitment Leader) via + 31 (0)6 46 86 96 99 or If you are interested, please apply before the 7th of January 2018 via our corporate website Applications via email will not be processed. An Aptitude test will be part of the recruitment process.

Ingrid Cusiel
Global Recruitment Leader +31 (0) 6 468 696 99