It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out. Our people have been raising the bar since day one, thinking fast and acting even faster to make an impact that’s felt around the world.
JDE is the home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. To date, our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 100 countries and includes iconic household names such as Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, TiOra, Super, Kenco, Pilao and Gevalia. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it.
At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love.
As part of our Research, Development and Operations (RD&O) organization, the JDE R&D function is on a journey to transition into a world-class organization delivering innovation and excellence for all JDE business ambitions. In the job opportunity of R&D Packaging Technology Specialist, you will be part of the Research and Development Center Coffee and Tea and take a big responsibility in optimizing and developing packaging technologies for our products. In this category, you will work with various packaging technologies like glass, foil, flexibles, carton, tin cans, paper cups and bags.
In this role, you will:
Define, develop and drive business-relevant packaging technology roadmaps
Lead packaging technology programs and manage multiple technology projects
Scout technology/packaging development trends and identify the area of opportunities for JDE
Fill the technology funnel that will fuel JDE’s packaging sustainability agenda
Identify critical external partnerships and build technical capability with external partners such as universities
Work closely with packaging category teams to ensure alignment with business objectives
Build and maintain technology tracker and report on progress in quarterly NT Steering Committees
If you’re brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 265 years. We love people who are not afraid to try and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.
For this job opening, our preferred candidate would have:
A Bachelor or Master’s degree in Packaging Sciences, Material Science a related field
Strong technical skills with 10 + years of expertise in packaging technologies
Experience in specifically injection moulding, polymer science or bio-based material
A strong track record of delivering technical packaging solutions to the market
A strong track record in successful project management
A disciplined approach to trials/testing to prove the feasibility of the technology
The ability to interpret complex data and translate it into clear and concise reports/summary
The ability to speak and write English on a professional level
Next to an attractive and rewarding salary, we offer a variety of secondary conditions of employment.
Guaranteed year-end bonus
An additional number of ADV days
Remuneration for health, life- and other insurances
Discount on coffee and tea products
A flexible, international work environment with many career opportunities
Your application at JDE
If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE, hit the “I’m interested” button and upload your application. After receiving your application, we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE will be an online assessment, followed by two interviews. Pre-employment screening can be part of the recruitment process.