Process Technologist



Our client has a job opening for a Process Technologist to strengthen the Innovation Design & Development Center (IDDC) for Liquid & Healthy Ageing within Specialized Nutrition, focusing on process applications for liquid end products.


As a Processing Technologist, you are expected to engage with the project teams, clarify areas of liquid process expertise contribution & coordinate internally within the research center to deliver critical process solutions (pilot trials, protocols, etc.). You will identify, develop and improve liquid processes. You will support other team members on technical topics, tackle process needs for other business critical projects, as they arise, and co-create a team atmosphere with a continuous drive for growth, excellence and effectiveness. The responsibilities will include both transformation projects and innovation projects. Moreover, you will represent the R&I team in cross-functional projects.

Main Responsibilities

  • Working in and managing projects for the application of process technology on liquid products
  • Identify, develop and implement the best process technology to produce safe products in an economical way for Specialized Nutrition
  • Ensure absolute safe products, benefits and substantiation in close cooperation with Quality & Food Safety and considering regulatory aspects
  • Support the implementation of new products to various supply points world-wide

Next to that you will be

  • Acting as an important link between R&I and Operations in implementing and securing our processes and participating in new factory projects.
  • Factory testing, implementation and technical support (best practices and troubleshooting) to factories is substantial part of the work which means travel, especially within Western Europe might be required
  • Set-up, evaluate and maintain process specifications to enable our factories to run in an excellent way
  • Work together with other colleagues in the IDDC Liquid & Healthy Ageing, Operations, Engineering, Quality & Food Safety
  • Work together with local factory technologists, project leaders, change managers and line management
  • Work together with other process technology teams within the company


We are looking for a Process Technologist with

  • MSC (level) in Process Development/Technology. A background in Chemical Engineering, Food Technology, Bioprocessing, or similar working/thinking level obtained via experience
  • 5-10 years relevant experience in a factory technology job/environment or R&I process related environment, preferably the field of liquid, dairy or plant-based processing – yet not limited to it; experience in performing optimizations, modifications and/or implementation of technologies is valuable
  • Affinity with foods, preferably experience in working in the food industry
  • Adequately mastering food- & process technology fundamentals and how to apply these in a practical way. The main unit operations in our scope are dissolving, deaeration, heat treatment, emulsification
  • Able to lead a diverse portfolio of small and medium size development & factory projects
  • Able to communicate effectively to various functions and levels (operator to director) within R&I, Operations & QFS. Stakeholder management with product developers, factories, global operations, and the quality department, amongst others
  • Team player with an autonomous working attitude
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, analytical, open-minded, curious and hands-on approach
  • Professional working proficiency in English is required, other languages are beneficial (in particular Dutch, French, Polish, Turkish, Arabic) but not required
  • Able and willing to travel up to 15%


  • Contract via Nutri-akt
  • Fulltime (minimum of 32 hours a week)
  • 12 months, with possible extension
  • Starting asap
  • Access to 100+ training courses from GoodHabitz

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