(vervuld) Product Technologist

Functieprofiel / Job details

Technical connection of Sales and Production for the benefit of the key customers

  • Develop products & processes on lab and pilot scale and support/execute upscaling throughout their factories.
  • Working regularly in the laboratory of Cosun Innovation Center in Dinteloord and in the pilot plant in Rijkevorsel (Belgium).
  • Provide answers to all relevant technical questions from customers.
  • Responsible for technical support between SVZ and key-customers.
  • Follow up customer related multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Optimizing key-work streams and coordinating & executing technical (NPD) projects.
  • You supervise scale up projects of new products in the factories in Poland and Spain.
  • Initiate, coordinate and execute innovation projects with- and for customers, closely with Sales.
  • You report to the P&PD Manager.

Functie-eisen / Key aspects

Driven and assertive food technologist with passion for new products and processes

  • Bachelor degree in Food Technology, Process Technology, Product Development or similar.
  • At least 1-2 years professional experience within product of process development in the (B2B) Food business.
  • Experience with working in multidisciplinary projects (e.g. Sales, R&D, Purchase, Finance)
  • Practical experience in a pilot environment is an advantage.
  • Theoretical and/or experience-based knowledge in quality assurance.
  • Willingness to travel (international) 10-20% of the time (e.g. plants in Belgium, Poland, Spain).
  • Fluent in Dutch and English



  • Able to communicate well and convince at all levels
  • Hands-on and a can-do mentality
  • Good conceptual intellectual level and able to analyze problems.
  • Customer- and result-oriented
  • An international mindset
  • Team player, pro-active and creative in sustainable solutions
  • Show attention to detail.
  • Enthusiastic and humour

Bedrijfsprofiel / Company details

SVZ International (HQ Breda) with production sites in Poland, USA, Belgium and Spain and 150-year heritage across the agro-supply chain has significant experience in delivering high-quality, delicious and nutrient-rich fruit and vegetable ingredients. Their continued growth, commitment to innovation and stringent standards of quality have allowed them to become a major supplier to global food and beverage manufacturers.
From the refreshing sweetness of strawberries to vitamin-rich spinach and elderberries, or even the delicious earthy flavour of pumpkin, SVZ has the perfect addition to your next juice, yoghurt or baby food product. Their portfolio includes different varieties and formats -as well as both organic and conventional options, a full range of purees, juice concentrates, NFC juices and IQF. SVZ employs 400 dedicated people and is a business group of the Agro-Industrial group Royal Cosun.

For the department Product & Process Development in Breda, we are looking for a product technologist with passion for food, processes and business. Ready for the next step in your food career?

Aanbod / Opportunity

SVZ offers you an all-round position at a growing international company, part of Royal Cosun, that invests in sustainability and its people. You will be part of a professional team, with attention for initiative and personal development. SVZ business’ sustainable, collaborative values demonstrate continuing dedication to growing a better, greener world together. From their farmers to their valued customers, suppliers and employees across the globe, they are passionate about establishing partnerships to ensure that they can deliver natural ingredients that are sustainable and delicious.

Standplaats / Location

Breda (NL). Approx. weekly at the Cosun Innovation Center (Dinteloord) and/or at the pilot plant in Rijkevorsel (Belgium

Extra informatie / Additional information

SVZ International BV has outsourced the recruitment and selection for the position of Product Technologist exclusively to Grow Recruitment. For more information, please contact Karen Zaaijer on +31 (0) 6 460 000 58. Applications strictly via www.grow-recruitment.com For more information about the organization, please visit www.svz.com and www.cosun.com.

Terug naar alle vacatures