Oils & Fats Product Technologist - Upfield

Oils & Fats Product Technologist

Are you passionate Oil & Fats? Would you like to join us and take a front seat in our in our R&D Team based in Wageningen, Netherlands? As our Product Technologist, you will represent R&D, together with the Technology expertise leader, in multidisciplinary project teams. You will work on building expertise on oils and fats and apply the knowledge in new product development and/or cost saving projects. The work will be a combination of running experiments and applying the generated data in product improvement.

Need more details?

You will work on Product categories such as plant-based spreads, creams and cheese.

You will contribute to develop the formulation and the process, as these go hand in hand in our products. This requires hands on work in lab and pilot plant.

You will work on global projects and report into the Oils & Fats Expertise Leader and be an essential part of the Global Product Team.

You will focus on creating the best tasting, nutritious, and best quality products for our consumers.

You will plan experiments (lab, pilot plant and factory) according to technical hypothesis, report data and prepare to the point presentations with conclusions, risks and risk mitigation proposals.

You will develop prototypes on bench and pilot plant scale and potentially factory scale.

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

You will assess new ingredients.

You will set up the relevant parts of technical specifications in line with quality and consumer safety requirements.

You will own interactions with regional R&D teams in other parts of the world, and other disciplines like factory innovation teams, QA, microbiology, and safety colleagues to ensure development of performant and safe processing.

So, what does it take to be successful in this role?

You have bachelor/master’s degree, preferably in Foods technology/processing or Chemical engineering or similar areas.

You have relevant experience working with emulsion/fat technology.

You have relevant experience with data analysis using statistical software packages.

You are a self-starter who can work independently.

You can set your own priorities but know when to ask for help.

You can execute analysis and product performance tests and can communicate results in sharp presentations.

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

You take responsibility and drive things through to enable delivery. You are flexible and are excited to adapt within a fast-changing environment.

What is next?

Ready to apply? I am looking forward to receiving your CV/details, after we will review all applications, the first step in the process will be a 30- 45-minute video interview with myself Andre Vleeming. If successful, you will have a first Interview with the Hiring Manager, followed possibly by another interview.

If you are not ready yet and want to know more about the role, you can contact me on Andre.vleeming@upfield.com

We Offer!

Salary & Benefits

Hybrid (3 days at the office/place of work minimum)

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