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    Product Application Expert Beverages

    Job ID: 36207
    Date: Nov 9, 2020
    Job function: Research & Development
    Experience level: Experienced Hire
    Business: DSM Food Specialties

    Product Application Expert Beverages

    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.

    More information can be found at .

    Position Description

    DSM Food Specialties (DFS) develops and produces ingredients and processing aids for the Food & Beverages industry. For the business unit Dairy, Baking & Beverages we are looking for a Product Application Expert who is still developing his or her carreer. The Global Beverages business team drives the strategy and execution for ingredient growth in several segments of the industry market.

    The Product Application Expert (PAE) function is crucial in supporting our Beverages business; You will join our global Beverages business team in Delft and work closely together with your Application Experts peers, Business Manager, Innovation Manager, R&D colleagues, sales and technical sales and directly with our customers.

    Main responsibilities

    • To participate in product development projects and drive work packages in collaboration with R&D, delivering new ingredients and concepts in line with the requirements and specifications defined by the business strategy.
    • Identify needs in the market together with the business and identify solutions. Initiate and drive projects developing new applications and/or new ingredient blends for the market.
    • To support Sales in promoting and implementing new and existing products and applications with new and existing clients.
    • To manage, build and share the know-how in the Beverages Application field and to act as the technical expert in this field towards the internal (R&D / Sales / Business) and external world (Customers/Partners).
    • Plan and supervise experiments to be performed in our Food Application Center.
    • Traveling to customers and external trials once we are allowed to do so again.

    Background and experience

    • MSc in Food Science or other relevant Bio Science.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience with beverages products, ingredients and product development – either from working in a beverages production plant and/or in a related area such as beverages ingredients, beverages technology equipment company, beverages research institute or the like.
    • Experienced and passionate about beverages production processes and full understanding of how to create value via interactions between processing ingredients (preservation, hydrocolloids and enzymes etc.).
    • Understanding of the global Beverages Market requests and ability to identify solutions.
    • Experienced when it comes to direct customer interactions and communication – in meeting/presentation settings as well as in plants visits.
    • You need to have the ability to be flexible and adapt in this developing market.
    • Ability to travel minimum 25% of your working time - globally is a requirement.

    The Procedure & Contact

    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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