Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

Spreads Technologist

About us!

We are on a mission to help people eat healthy and to reduce carbon footprint through the power of plants! If you would like to join us, read on!


About the role

The Productivity group in Upfield R&D supports Upfield global Supply Chain in technology development for and value improvement projects. For this it works together with the regional R&D centres.


This vacancy is for a development technologist to work on Spreads (margarines) development projects. The work specifically involves the support of cost saving projects and efficiency optimization projects. This will includes prototype formulation and processing trials on lab & pilot scale, including factory scale implementation,  troubleshooting etc.


This job is an exciting opportunity to become an active team member of Upfield R&D. 


Travel: 10-20%


Key Responsibility Areas

Design and development of product prototypes on bench, pilot plant and factory scale in line with the RDC QA systems (Quality in Innovations, HACCP, LIMS, MIDAS etc.):

  • Plan, set-up, and conduct trials/test/experiments.
  • Interpret and process the test results and propose next steps in meetings/calls.
  • Carry out shelf life tests, performance analysis, and culinary tasting sessions.
  • Conduct/assist with factory trials and the first productions in case of new products implementation or process optimization.
  • Reporting of the results in English.


Skills and Experience Required

  • Bacholor level engineering with a spike on process technology
  • Experience in data process analysis from factory and pilot trials (incl data mining on process output parameters)
  • Skills to design, coordinate and execute pilot plant & factory trials independently.
  • Skills to perform analysis and product performance tests.
  • You are solution-oriented with practical creativity, and always striving for a high-quality outcome.
  • You are proactive, disciplined, and eager to learn.
  • You enjoy working in cross-functional teams, in a multi-cultural environment


Your Personal Power!

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.



We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers. If you are an entrepreneur at heart and have a passion for winning, a strong understanding of the CPG business, ad would like to join us, apply and speak to one of our Talent Matchmakers!


Are you ready to join us? Then hit the apply button now!  Part of the process will be a 30 minute telephone interview. You have until 1th  November to apply.


Want to make an impact where it matters?


At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.


We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.


We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.


Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.


We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities.


You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 


You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 


If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!


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