Technologist Infant Nutrition

Listed by: IOI Loders Croklaan

Are you the Technologist Infant Nutrition we are looking for? Your expertise in Infant and/or Human Nutrition Product Development will help us further develop this segment. You can make the difference!

The company

Our work began in the 1800s with two distinct companies: the Dutch Crok & Laan and the British Loders & Nucoline, both successful in vegetable oils and fats. Unilever acquired Crok & Laan in 1970 and merged it with its own subsidiary Loders & Nicoline, and Loders Croklaan was established. The company was sold in 2002 to the Malaysian IOI Group, active in palm oil plantations, oleo chemicals, real estate development, and downstream manufacturing. Today, IOI Loders Croklaan is a global multinational that focuses on providing solutions to our customers in the Food industry throughout the world. Our lipid solutions expertise is renowned for technological breakthroughs.

Role description

Are you the Technologist Infant Nutrition we are looking for? Your expertise in Infant and/or Human Nutrition Product Development will help us further develop this segment. You can make the difference!


With state-of-the-art technology such as fractionation, interesterification, emulsification, IOI Loders Croklaan is well positioned to deliver unique functionality and value to the end product. We have a reputation for conducting groundbreaking scientific research and a track record of prestigious awards.

Our proven commitment to development and innovation allows us to achieve high production of quality products while maintaining sustainable practices.


The Innovation Group within IOI Loders Croklaan Europe consists of the segment innovation groups Confectionery, Food Ingredients and Non-Food, as well as Discovery and Innovation & Operations Support.


The Innovation group further supports the Global Business Units Bakery, Confectionery, and Nutrition. Given our ambition and plans for growth in Nutrition with our so-called Infant oil blends & components and structured lipids (Betapol®), a.o. in context of a new, large innovation programme, we have a vacancy in Wormerveer (NL / Great Amsterdam Region) for a:


Technologist Infant Nutrition


This job is aimed at the development of new products, often in collaboration with customers and other external parties, product and technical project management, market development and introductions, as well as to support the business in all technical matters.


  • You develop, together with colleagues in the product development lab, prototypes for testing in our innovation programme as well as with customers.
  • You organize and execute third party trials for production of trial batches of infant formula, for our research programme as well as for customers.
  • You build and drive technology development for infant nutrition components, Betapol® variants and infant oil blend and component solutions, work together with technology suppliers, you are the face to customer on this, and you are able to translate regulations and trends into new formulations.
  • You drive internal and external technology development in the area of contaminants, including sourcing and quality, and you are the face to the customer on this.
  • You perform feasibility studies on (your) new ideas and lead (parts of) innovation projects from idea to implementation and commercialization, including customer support.
  • In this job, you report to the Segment Innovation Manager Food Ingredients with a dotted line to the Global Business Director Human Nutrition.


  • BSc or higher, preferably organic (bio-)chemistry and/or food technology;
  • Work experience of 5 years preferably in a product development laboratory, preferably in infant nutrition; 
  • Knowledge of oils and fats, especially on working mechanisms and applications of oils and fats in infant nutrition is a must;
  • Knowledge of and practical experience with fat modification technology, including enzyme technology;
  • Experience with and knowledge of relevant analytical techniques in the oils and fats industry and in Infant Nutrition;
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Excellent spoken and written English (Dutch language skills preferred), excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office incl. MS Project, experienced in Intellectual Property and project management;
  • Entrepreneurial, pro-active and creative, flexible and strongly analytical;

Other information

Working at IOI Loders Croklaan will give you an exciting job in an international and dynamic environment in which no day will be the same. Currently we have approximately 475 people working at IOI Loders Croklaan. The culture that defines us is informal and open. We stimulate the development of our employees by offering training and education. Working independently and taking initiatives is highly appreciated.

We offer you an excellent remunerations package:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Pension fully paid by IOI Loders Croklaan
  • 24 holiday days + 13 days off granted due to a reduction in working hours (ADV)
  • Variable Pay
  • Excellent opportunities for training- and development
  • Commuting allowance (monthly maximum compensation)
  • Flexible working hours
  • The head office in Wormerveer can easily be reached by public transport or car. We have our own parking lot.



For more information about our organization, please visit our website 

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated.

Keywords: Vacancy IOI Loders Croklaan, Vacancy Wormerveer, Science, Wetenschap, Biotechnology, Bio Chemistry

Secondary benefits

  • Pension Plan
  • IOI Loders Croklaan
  • +31 (0)75 629 2911
Noord Holland
Food & Beverage
Quality, Research & Development
Employment type
6-10 Years
Location type
On location
Negotiable - Negotiable