Product Developer

Posted Jan 12, 2021
Project ID: UNILJP00011789
, Drenthe
11 months
(Feb 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
40 - 60 €/hr

Product Developer for 'meat replacement products' working as part of The Vegetarian Butcher R&D team.


To support the R&D team with product development work in the lab through:

  • Development of product formulations according to the business product design brief, processability and safety requirements
  • Perform product and ingredient physical-chemical analyses according to needs
  • Recording and reporting of experimental data. Ensure high-quality documentation of work in available software systems
  • To support implementation of approved formulation in the sourcing unit through pilot plant and plant trials
  • To ensure compliance to the Unilever Code of Business Principles and all SHE and QA policies, including the support of product claims, risk management and environmental awareness & legislation.  


Bachelor or Masters degree (Food technologist or similar)

Formulation experience (preferably) - working in an R&D Lab


  • An eye for detail and analytical thinking
  • Pro-active mindset
  • Being digitally ‘savvy’
  • Able to operate Microsoft programs
  • Teamwork and effective cross-functional collaboration
  • Analytical & structured thinker


  • A person that easily connects
  • Good communication skills (written & verbal) and fluency in English
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment
  • In essence, you’re humble yet rebellious, entrepreneurial, energetic and fun!
  • You embrace change, are curious, learn rapidly and easily adapt your ways of working.

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