Food Technologist Cheese (R&D)

Are you passionate about R&D? Would you like to join us and take a front seat in our R&D Team based in Wageningen, Netherlands? As our Food technologist you will be part of a product development team. Running projects in multidisciplinary teams with a Technical Project Leader and colleagues from marketing, sales, supply chain, quality, etc.

Our exciting product development focus will be our innovative plant based cheeses! (starch and protein structures)

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You will execute project activities in cooperation with remotely located R&D and supply chain functions.

You will focus on creating the best taste and functionality for our consumers.

You will plan experiments (lab and pilot plant) according to technical hypothesis.

You will develop product prototypes on lab and pilot plant scale in line with quality standards.

You will characterize prototypes both on physical-chemical and sensorial aspects and evaluate their shelf-life.

You will report data and draw conclusions.

You will assess new ingredients.

You will set up relevant parts of product/technical specifications for sourcing and supply chain in line with quality and consumer safety requirements.

You will contribute to the quality control of laboratory methods and equipment.

What is your background?

You have an HBO (Higher Vocational Education / Bachelor), preferably in Food technology, Chemical engineering or similar areas.

You have between 1-3 years of relevant work experience.

You have experience with emulsion technology.

You have working experience ideally with cheese, protein and starch technology.

You are a team player with a can-do mentality.

You are a self-starter, who can work independently in e.g. trial execution.

You can execute analysis and product performance tests.

You have experience in data process analysis from trials (incl data mining on process output parameters).

You are solution-oriented with practical creativity and always strive for a high-quality outcome.

You are flexible, energetic and have the willingness to adapt within a fast-changing environment.

You are proactive, disciplined, and eager to learn.

You are fluent in English, spoken and written.

You have the willingness to travel abroad to R&D centers and factories.

 If you think this position is for you! Hit the apply button or reach out on LinkedIn ( I appreciate your CV may not be up to date, so you can just send over your LinkedIn profile.

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