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Concentration & Separation Project Leader

(Utrecht – fulltime)

Het bedrijf / The company

Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.

Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?

De functie / The role

Nutricia Research Centre for Specialized Nutrition, located in the Utrecht Science Park in the Netherlands is a state of the art Life Science innovation center for the development of new product concepts for Specialized Nutrition. We create formulas that provide clinically substantiated health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, elderly and patients.

For Advanced Technology division we are looking for a Concentration & Separation Project Leader.

Your main responsibilities

The position is part of the Milk Valorization Center (MVC), the center of expertise for milk, dairy ingredients and processes, to support the World Wide Business Units (WWBU’s) for technology design, innovation and industrial efficiency. As Concentration & Separation Project Leader you will deliver integrated solutions and ‘building blocks’ (Ingredients and Processes), for industrial efficiency, brand projects and CBUs projects.

Your key responsibilities are:

Management of projects: deliver projects or work packages (building blocks, specifications, guidelines) for its field of activity;
Organize and execute pilot plant trials, analyze analytical and process data;
Management of interfaces (R&D WWBUs/CBUs, DEW, OPP, SSD..);
Identify and develop technological opportunities with equipment suppliers and scientific/technical institutes;
Capitalize and formalize of the technological know-how for the MVC;
Ensure the transfer to the CBUs, SITEX and Engineering teams;
Participate to the technology network and community of expertise;
Provide technical assistance to the CBU.

Het profiel / Your profile

You have knowledge on Dairy ingredients preferably with a strong basis in food technology with a proven track record in product innovations and/or renovations. You are strong in project and stakeholder management and able to connect to different (cross-functional) levels.

In addition, you fit this role perfectly because you are/have:

Master degree in food science, food technology or related discipline.  
Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience in product development in food company 
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to influence stakeholders in cross-functional project teams
Able to look critically at the current product development process & challenge the status quo  
Able to anticipate risks and challenges and to proactively propose solutions
Can coherently explain complex technical solutions to non-technical project team members and key stakeholders.
You are flexible to travel (around 40%) of the time, depending on the location
Fluency in English (French is beneficial).
Proactive, flexible, result oriented, problem solving and open minded.

Het aanbod / The offer

At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products.

Reactie / Reaction

To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our career website.

Need more information? Please contact Toon Fleminks, Talent Manager Quality and Research & Innovation via Toon.fleminks@danone.com.

* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Geplaatst op FMF: 20 september 2021

Branche: Food
Functie: R&D, Management
Opleidingsniveau: WO/academisch / MSc, PhD
Werkervaring: 0-2 jaar, 2-5 jaar, 5-10 jaar, > 10 jaar