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Dairy Application Technologist

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 aligning product application needs, unlocking new business by innovation, thereby creating value for both our customers and suppliers. Are you interested in becoming part of this team and use your creativity, passion for food science and communication skills to create novel solutions for the food industry?

As our new Dairy Application Technologist you:

  • perform product benchmarking by testing milk powder, butter and cheese products on functional characteristics (e.g., by rheology and texture analysis).
  • execute tests in order to understand the behavior of dairy ingredients in various applications like chocolate, croissants, yoghurt, pizza and many more.
  • collaborate closely with R&D by presenting the results, creating visualizations for customers & suppliers, and pro-actively generating new ideas for analysis and applications.
  • participate in fairs to network and to get inspired by the latest market & food trends, to pioneer new product applications.
  • conduct inspiring workshops for customers, suppliers and employees in Interfood’s food application laboratory, also called the Dairy Food Studio.
  • maintain up-to-date records, write SOP’s and ensure compliance with safety protocols.
  • are responsible for organizing maintenance and calibration of equipment, as well as ordering lab supplies. You also assist in the procurement of laboratory equipment for the Dairy Food Studio.
  • gather customer feedback on the performance of our ingredients in the customer’s 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.

Will you become our new team member?

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