Derks Vacature Research Development

Development Technologist (EN)

  • Fulltime
  • Interim
  • Zwolle
  • Referentienummer: DT/23-022-DD

Derks & Derks

A responsible role in an internationally oriented function for an innovative R&D technology center

  • an ambitious, growing and internationally operating organisation
  • work analyticaly and skillfully on various projects with an industrious and diverse team
  • broad, challenging, responsible and international role
  • a pleasant and dynamic work environment, centralized around learning and developing yourself
  • flexible work hours and room for own initiatives
  • a temporary role for 9 months, with possible contract extension

As a Development Technologist you are involved in developing, researching and advising on new and existing products, ingredients, packaging and process adjustments. This counts for the entire process from idea until implementation. Additionally, you will make proposals for product and process improvement within the R&D organisation. On a daily basis you formulate (new) products and you work out detailed designs on a qualitative level with regard to product composition and/or the process. In addition, you conduct experimental tests of new or modified products and processes (and the application of new ingredients) on the scale of a laboratory and pilot plant. In this role you also have the responsibility for the documentation and the supervision of its delivery by QA systems. This also includes investigating, processing and timely resolving complaints and/or bottlenecks from internal or external customers with regard to the respective product lines. By continuously evaluating and adjusting the process where necessary, you ensure that the product development process is successful and that internal and external customers remain satisfied. You report the progress of your projects to both internal and external customers. You will work in a small, diverse and driven team of six people and report to the Team Lead New Product Development.

In short, a responsible, investigative role in which you work together in a driven team with room for your own initiative.

  • completed bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably in food technology or analytical chemistry
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar position
  • experience with projectmanagement and product development
  • evident knowledge of research methods and techniques
  • hands-on, approachable, quality-oriented, analytical, teamplayer and good in communicating.
  • skilled and proficient in the English language, both written and in speech

Our client is a global player in the field of health and strives to give people not just a longer, but also a better and higher quality life. In 160 countries, work is performed worldwide on a diverse portfolio in the field of diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and medicines. In the Netherlands, this organisation is working on sustainable solutions for important health challenges at nine locations. This location is responsible for all R&D activities in the field of product, packaging and flavouring/sensory. The product concepts are both powder and liquid concepts for babies, children and adults. They are looking for a Development Technologist to fill in for a maternity leave.


Interested? Please send your resume and motivational letter by e-mail, with reference to DT/23-022-DD to Minke Gastreich or Bjorn Schouten via 033 – 4728087:

For further information, please call Minke Gastreich or Bjorn Schouten at number +31 (0)33 472 80 87.

Our client has chosen Derks & Derks Secondment and Interim B.V. as recruitment agency for this assignment. We request therefore to send any application or other response to Derks & Derks Secondment and Interim B.V.

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