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Application Engineer R&D

Royal Cosun | Dinteloord | HBO | Fulltime | Sluit 2018-04-13

Do you have a Bachelor's degree/ Master's degree in product development, chemistry, or a related subject, and a technical/commercial, independent, entrepreneurial, and practical approach?
Application & formulation engineer

Do you have a Bachelor’s degree/Master's degree in chemistry, product development, or a related subject? Do you have an affinity for the technical and commercial aspects associated with the development of formulations and application research? Do you have experience with working with ingredients and do you have a healthy network of suppliers of ingredients and formulations and providers of external testing? Are you hands-on, with good commercial instincts, and enjoy initiating and developing customer contacts on an independent basis? Then you are the person we are looking for!

Due to the increasing focus on personal care and detergent formulations, Cosun Biobased Products wants to add a Sales & Marketing Manager to its team. In order to support this new focus area properly, Cosun R&D is searching for an Application & Formulation engineer.

We are offering a fulltime position with responsibility for the development of formulations and application research for the personal care and detergents markets. You will carry out research into new innovative concepts and be responsible for the further development of existing formulations, in both cases working closely together with the (potential) clients. You will test and assess the performance of the formulations. You will also independently manage contacts with various clients, while also maintaining and expanding your own network. You will take part in projects and/or research assignments, and continue to acquire the necessary professional knowledge within the relevant fields.

A Bachelor's degree/ Master's degree in product development, chemistry, or a related subject, and a technical/commercial, independent, entrepreneurial, and practical approach. In addition, you have:
  • 5+ years of practical work experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, registrations, and databases such as ecotox
  • Good oral and written command of both Dutch and English
  • Excellent communication and commercial skills, and experience of progress monitoring and planning
  • Initiative, entrepreneurship and be able to work in a team
  • Result-orientation, quality focus and a flexible attitude
  • A constant alertness to potential business opportunities

You will be working in the product development department of Cosun R&D, which is based in the Cosun innovation center in Dinteloord. Cosun R&D carries out assignments for the various Cosun business groups (Suiker Unie, Aviko, Duynie, Sensus, SVZ, and Cosun Biobased Products. Cosun Biobased Products is also based in the Cosun innovation center, and it will be the main client for most of the projects you will be working on. Cosun’s ambition is to achieve growth through the development of biobased concepts and products for both the food and non-food sectors. With a clear vision for the future, Cosun Biobased Products is working on the development of innovative biobased chemicals and materials made from renewable, vegetable resources. The product range of Cosun Biobased Products includes amongst other things functional additives for use in detergents and personal care products, such as Betafib, which is used in home care and personal care products.

Enquiries and applications
For more information about this position please contact Jan-Pieter Blaauwhoed, Department Manager, Product Development, tel. +31 (0)165 582 851, or Gerald van Engelen, Manager Cosun Biobased Products, tel. +31 (0)610 935 183. Written applications can be sent to Richard Bakx, HR Officer, through the online application form. Visit our website www.werkenbijcosun.nl for more information about our company.

Acquisition is not appreciated.

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