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Dairy Application Specialist

Your role

We are proud to have been an essential part of the dairy industry for over 50 years. In close collaboration with our business partners and our global teams, we distribute over 1 million metric tons of dairy products per year globally. Our Research & Development Team has a central role in matching product application needs and unlocking new business by innovation; thereby creating added value for both our customers and suppliers. 

Our customers are looking for products like butter or milk powders which provide the right properties in their food application, like for example hardness or plasticity of butter for production of croissants; or solubility and foamability for production of sport drinks. In our state-of-the-art Dairy Food Studio, we have the opportunity to set-up and perform tests to better understand the behavior of dairy ingredients in various food applications, such as chocolate, croissants, yoghurt, pizza, and many more.

Are you interested in becoming part of this team and use your practical and creative skills to match dairy products with the R&D needs of our customers?

As our new Dairy Application Specialist you:

  • have the opportunity to increase your understanding of the behavior of food ingredients in product applications, like bakery, chocolate and dairy.
  • choose appropriate testing methods and equipment, and proactively generate new ideas for further investment of lab equipment and tools.
  • set up new analysis methods based on development needs.
  • select and organize the raw materials based on an experimental design.
  • perform product and application tests based on new and existing ideas, combining your creativity, Interfood and industry experience.
  • have a passion for food and cooking, i.e., to create tasty, healthy and/or indulgent products and participate in inspiring workshops with customers, suppliers and colleagues.
  • collaborate closely with R&D by sharing your results internally and externally, i.e., with colleagues as well as customer and supplier relations.
  • visit exhibitions to get inspired by the latest food trends and get ideas for new product applications.
  • are interested in texture, rheology and/or sensory analysis for characterization of food ingredients and their application.

Your profile

Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology, or related field, preferably with Food Ingredients Specialization.
Effective communicator able to engage with both R&D and commercial stakeholders.
Excellent English language skills, other languages are considered a bonus.
Passionate to create new products and applications.
Result-driven, open to change, creative, curious, enjoys teamwork, out-of-the-box thinker and does not give up easily.
Precise, enthusiastic and enjoys practical work.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Your colleagues

Mirte Doomen 2
Mirte Doomen
R&D Manager

Why Interfood?
After completing my internship at Interfood I always stayed connected to the company and it was therefore an easy choice to kick-start my career at Interfood. Even though we grew a lot in the past years, it still feels like a family-company. I love how everyone is very eager to help each other and find solutions as a team. Interfood gives you the space to grow and develop your talents. 

What do you expect from your new colleague?
A creative, open-minded and enthusiastic team player who is eager to contribute to R&D and business development projects. 

What do you do in your spare time?
I really like to cook dinner for friends and family. I like playing tennis and take a walk in the forest with my dog. Besides that, I love to travel the world and get familiar with other cultures.

Karlijn Horrevorts
Karlijn Horrevorts
R&D Manager

Why Interfood?
Working in an international trading company ensures that each day brings new challenges and opportunities. It's a dynamic environment where growth, both professionally and personally, is actively encouraged. At Interfood, everyone is motivated to work together, supporting each other to grow, and striving for continuous improvement, both individually and as a company. The culture at Interfood is open and easy going, making it easy to connect with others. In addition to our hard work, we make it a priority to have fun together!

What do you expect from your new colleague?
I hope that our new colleague is enthusiastic about the work we are doing, is creative and has a proactive approach in generating ideas and seeking solutions. And wants to have some fun along the way!

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to be active, doing sports and having fun with friends and family. I love to travel the world as it has so much to offer, baking at home, and having drinks and diners with friends, to make good memories.

Our offer

  • Competitive compensation and benefits. Salary depends on your experience and education.
  • 40 hour work week, 25 holidays.
  • We value your personal development and have a strategic focus on our learning program.
  • Free delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch.
  • Free gym inside our office.
  • Participate in fun team activities.

About Interfood

Do you like to work for an international company? Do you value professionality and quality? Are you comfortable in a dynamic environment? But on the other hand looking for cooperation in a close and informal team? Then Interfood is the ideal employer for you.


The Interfood Group is a leading global dairy trading company (milk powders, butter, cheese, dairy blends etc.). The Group consists of 14 offices in all continents with more than 350 employees. Our constant strive for optimal quality, up-to-date knowledge and a profound focus on service, enables Interfood to create the difference for its robust network of both clients and suppliers.

Interfood keeps on growing and developing by its proactive market approach.


We stimulate personal development and initiatives from our employees. Interfood, originally a family-based company, proves that global professionalism can still be combined with a unique personal company culture, in which we focus on following values: Teamwork, Commitment, Continuous Improvement, Professionalism & Responsible Leadership. All contributing to our purpose: Together for better.

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