Protein Drying Technologist / Bio-active Powder Formulation Expert – DSM – Delft

  • Delft


Job title  – Protein Drying Technologist / Bio-active Powder Formulation Expert (68032)

Location  – Delft, Netherlands

Job model  – Onsite 

We are looking for an experienced Spray Drying Scientist/Technologist/Engineer with affinity towards general down stream processing to lead technology efforts in optimizing drying processes and developing bio-active food ingredients. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in spray drying technology, product formulations, coupled with expertise in data analysis and food science, to lead technology development and continuous improvement impacting our enzyme product formulations and manufacturing processes.

At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, optimization, and scale-up of spray drying processes to produce bio-active food/ protein ingredients;
  • Utilize advanced data analysis techniques to interpret drying characteristics and optimize product quality, yield, and functionality;
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Innovation, R&D, engineering, and production, to develop novel food ingredient formulations and improve stability of existing enzymatic products;
  • Collaborate with external manufacturers, conduct experimental trials, analyze data, and interpret results to identify process improvements and optimize spray drying conditions;
  • Develop and implement modelling and process control methodologies to capture powder characteristics with process data to transfer knowledge in effective way to various stake holders;
  • Troubleshoot product and process issues, implementing corrective actions to ensure optimal performance and product quality;
  • Identify and test new technology improving product characteristics, meeting regulatory, quality and safety requirements and or reducing the carbon footprint of the drying and formulation processes;
  • Take a lead role in shaping projects and opportunities together with our business partners and translate project goals into concrete and accepted workplans for process and formulation development;
  • Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies in drying, product delivery formats, and data analysis, and apply knowledge to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • We bring  

  • Sustainability Commitment:  Be part of an organization where sustainability isn’t just a headline but is embedded in our strategy and processes, enabling you to make a meaningful impact on the world;
  • Empowered Flexibility:  Enjoy a flexible work environment that empowers you to take ownership of your work, driving accountability and fostering a healthy work-life balance;
  • Inspiring Innovation:  Join a company with a rich history of groundbreaking scientific innovation and a future brimming with opportunities to collaboratively create with our customers;
  • Nurturing Growth:  Cultivate your potential in an environment that encourages and supports curiosity, fostering an open mindset for continuous personal and professional development;
  • Well-Being Priority:  Experience a culture that places safety and well-being at its core, caring for both your physical and mental health;
  • Inclusive Community:  Join barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected, regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity. Embrace the strength of diversity.
  • Reward:  Based on your experience, we will offer you a base salary of € 76,594 to € 125,562 per year (including holiday allowance and 13th month) and extra benefits, such as 25 holiday days, a bonus, the option to buy more holiday days with a 6% my choice budget and much more.
  • You Bring   

  • Master’s, EngD. or Ph.D. degree in food science, bio-chemical engineering, or related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in spray drying process development and optimization, preferably in the bio-active food/ protein ingredient industry with relevant years of Ph.D counted as experience;
  • Strong expertise in data analysis, predictive modeling, and experimental design;
  • In-depth knowledge of bio-active food ingredient functionality, powder characterization, formulation, encapsulation, and stability;
  • Proficiency in spray drying equipment operation and troubleshooting of general down stream processing;
  • Have a demonstrated ability to actively mentor, advise and manage junior team members for successful outcomes (both project and profession development related);
  • Excellent communication (English) and collaboration skills, representing the drying expertise in the multi-disciplinary project teams and in interactions with the business partners;
  • Affinity to transfer processes from lab to manufacturing and back again and serve as sparring partner for process technologists at the production sites;
  • Role will be pivotal in spearheading and molding the formulations of bioactive products and drying technology, adeptly engaging with stakeholders from both business and manufacturing viewpoints.
  • The application process  

    Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal. For further information, please contact Martin Zwart, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner (). 

    Equal Opportunities Commitment  

    dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate, there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.

    dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

    We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

    As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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