Customer Innovation Manager Confectionery

Listed by: IOI Loders Croklaan


Are you the Confectionery R&D Specialist we are looking for? Do you have >5 years of R&D experience in the Confectionery and an academic related background? We have a reputation for conducting groundbreaking scientific research and a track record of prestigious awards. We are looking for you to further develop this segment with your expertise!

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 Confectionery R&D Specialist we are looking for? Do you have >5 years of R&D experience in the Confectionery and an academic related background? We have a reputation for conducting groundbreaking scientific research and a track record of prestigious awards. We are looking for you to further develop this segment with your expertise!

 

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

 

The IOI Loders Croklaan Europe Innovation department consists of a number of Segment Innovation and other functional groups. The department is based in Wormerveer (Netherlands, approximately 20 km north from Amsterdam), and led by the Director of Innovation. To support our growth ambition and the extending business, we have created the vacancy of Customer Innovation Manager in the segment Confectionery.

Responsibilities

  • To develop and maintain value propositions (product advantage in final application);
  • Initialize, support and realize application projects with (international) customers;
  • To develop and use application models that represent customer processes and final applications as broadly as possible to be widely applicable and as specific as needed to prove product advantage;
  • Advise customers in case of new developments and improvement of existing products;
  • To develop and use application methods to prove product advantage;
  • Develop new applications in close cooperation with partners;
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with Sales, Marketing, R&D, QA and Operations department in the context of innovation & customer projects & support activities;
  • Responsible for technological support & trouble shooting at customers, presentations and demonstrations.

Requirements

  • Experience: >5 years in food R&D confectionery;
  • Education: Academic level in Food technology or equivalent; PhD preferred;
  • Strongly independent, analytical, taking initiative;
  • Expertise in Food Application and/or Product Development/Formulation;
  • Track record of successful delivery of R&D projects, partnerships, innovation;
  • Strongly analytical, conceptual thinker, diligent, communicative, open;
  • Experienced in design of experiments & statistical analysis;
  • Strong drive for results, able to work around obstacles;
  • Pragmatic and hands-on;
  • Out-going, entrepreneurial, creative and well-organized, project management experience;
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills; 
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project); 
  • Willing to travel frequently

Other information


We offer: 
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
  • 25 holiday days
  • 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.

 

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated 

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Secondary benefits

  • Pension Plan
  • IOI Loders Croklaan
  • +31 (0)75 629 2911
Country
Netherlands
Region
Noord Holland
City
Wormerveer
Sector
Food & Beverage
Specialization
Research & Development
Employment type
Permanent
Experience
6-10 Years
Education
Master
Location type
On location
Salary
Negotiable - Negotiable
Language
English