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      November 18,2021
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    Process Technologist Utilities and Service Products

    DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

    Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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    Do you want to have a big contribution to a better environment? Do you get excited about efficiency and utilities? This might be something for you:

    DSM Food Specialties provides specialty enzymes, cultures, probiotics, bio-preservation, sugar reduction and savory taste solutions to the food and beverage industry. Our ingredients and solutions enable our customers to make healthier and more sustainable consumer products. We are passionately driven to partner with our customers to create food choices that people around the world can truly enjoy, whatever the local preference. We believe that better processed food should be affordable and accessible to more people, today and in the future. Our specialty ingredients enable better food for everyone, and by better, we mean better tasting, more affordable, more nutritious, more variety, produced efficiently with less resources & waste, with a longer shelf life and produced with fewer chemicals.

    You will join Leeuwarden’s technology & improvement team that supports and improves the manufacturing processes for two plants, Pallas and Apollo. In the Pallas plant we produce coatings for cheese and rennet. In the Apollo we produce mainly cultures for yoghurts and cheese. The environment is dynamic and has interruptions with urgent/high priority activities that might require your support to running business. You uphold DSM's high SHE and quality standards. You will work in a multidisciplinary environment in close collaboration with production staff, engineers, QA, SHE, Supply Chain, R&D, finance etc. In this all you use the lean way of working. In this role you report to the Improve Plant Manager.

    What to expect?

    Key accountabilities for this position are:

    • Facilitate monitoring, ideation, and mobilization of operations on energy reduction activities
    • Take care of optimization and support of the utilities
    • Take care of optimization and support Pallas manufacturing processes – temporal for maternity leave
    • Collect data and analyze optimum use of production means
    • Investigate and lead projects on energy reduction
    • Help solving deviations in production and make proposals for improvement
    • Formulate and implement cost saving measurements
    • When necessary, take up the role of troubleshooter
    • Advise management on manufacturing innovation for sustainability
    • Deliver input for the budget process

    We Bring

    • A safe and inclusive workplace with a respectful and fun team.
    • Work in a learning environment and grow within the organization depending on your own ambitions.
    • A growing site where you can contribute to double the output.
    • A chance to drive improvements and change by bringing your own ideas to the table.
    • You can join us on our journey towards operational excellence and sustainability.
    • A good Collective Labor Agreement and competitive salary.

    You bring

    • You have minimally a BSc degree, preferably in process technology.
    • Furthermore you have extensive knowledge and at least 3-5 years of experience in a similar position in manufacturing or production.
    • Energy and mass balance knowledge and experience in an industrial environment is key. Experience with Utility Management is preferred.
    • Experience in food manufacturing is preferred.
    • You are a real team player and are good in working together with people from different backgrounds. You are analytically strong, naturally curious, organized and hands-on.
    • You speak fluently Dutch (or are willing to learn on short notice) and English.


    Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV & motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. Please be so kind to use the link provided. For additional questions you can contact, Clémentine Rolaff-van de Panne / Recruitment Business Partner (

    Reference check procedures and an assessment can be part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be informed when these procedures are required.

    Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see or connect on

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