Product Technologist - Upfield

Product Technologist

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

Need more details?

You will focus on the product development of plant-based cheeses (hydrocolloids, incl. starch and protein structures).

Your project activities will be executed 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 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 sensory 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.

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

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

You have Relevant work experience as a product technologist.

You have experience with emulsion technology.

You have experience with cheese, protein and starch technology.

You have experience in data process analysis from trials, including data mining on process output parameters.

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

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

You execute analysis and product performance tests.

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

You have the willingness to travel abroad.

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

We Offer!

Salary & Benefits

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

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