Ingredient Specifications Technologist

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Ingredient Specifications Technologist

Ingredient Specifications Technologist for one of the leading companies in the food industry. You will join the Specification Management Ingredients team within the Product Design & Development department. In this role you are responsible for the approval and compliance of ingredients used in the advanced nutrition products. Can you lead projects in an efficient way and further optimize the collaboration with the suppliers? Then this might be an opportunity for you!

Responsibilities Ingredient Specifications Technologist

Your mission:
The Specification Management Ingredients team is responsible for about 1250 Ingredients coming from about 350 different suppliers.

Your mission is manage the specifications for ingredients in Europe, which could include flavours, colours, minerals, vitamins, amino acids etc, as per business/project needs.

The Technologist Ingredient Specifications ensures that the ingredients comply with the functional, quality & food safety and regulatory requirements, validated by internal stakeholders of Product Development and Quality and signed off by the suppliers.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Ensure new and existing ingredient specifications comply with functional, quality & food safety and regulatory requirements and are approved within expected time lines;
  • Participate in various challenging business projects in multidisciplinary teams with colleagues from PD, QFS, SSD and factories;
  • Build relationships and negotiate with suppliers to come to mutual agreed specifications;
  • Risk assessment of ingredients resulting in advice towards QFS for supplier approval / development;
  • Inspiring and influencing internal stakeholders towards specification management ambition;
  • Grow and manage internal and external network on your portfolio;
  • Keep your portfolio compliant with new internal standards and regulation

Requirements Ingredient Specifications Technologist

Your profile:
You have between 2 and 5 years of experience in quality or product development in the food or pharma industry. You have a Food Science/Technology Background (MSc/BSc) and you are comfortable working in an international and dynamic organization with various functional disciplines at several locations.

In addition, the ideal candidate:

  • Brings expertise on ingredient functionality, quality & food safety and/or regulation
  • Has the ability to network inside and outside the organization;
  • Has excellent communication and presentation skills (fluency in English);
  • Knowledge and experience working with micro ingredients i.e. flavours, colours, minerals, vitamins, amino acids would be a definite plus, as well as knowledge of China regulations, although not essential
  • Likes to negotiate with suppliers to come to mutual agreements;
  • Is business result driven and has following competencies: analytical, accurate and persuasive;
  • Is an outstanding team player.

Offer Ingredient Specifications Technologist

Your salary is based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your training but will be around €4500,- gross a month based on 40 hours. You can initially expect a secondment contract with a possibility to join the company on a permanent basis afterwards.

How we'll proceed. Within four working days we will let you know if you qualify for the position. We will schedule an introductory interview, either digitally or in-person. During this interview we will inform you as fully as possible about the vacancy, the company and the following steps in the procedure. After consulting with you, we will introduce you to our client and then continue to guide you through the application process. The Independent Recruiters Group has a large team of specialized recruiters. Each recruiter has a strong focus on their own area of expertise. This makes them the ideal sparring partner for both the candidate and the client.


Techniek & Engineering


C. Bouwers
T: +31 6 1240 4022

26-01-2023 Independent professionals
Christel Bouwers
Mobiel: +31 6 1240 4022
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