IOI Loders Croklaan

Application Technologist Confectionery - Wormerveer

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Active since 21-09-2017 Job category Science, research & development
Location Wormerveer Level Professional
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 40 Salary 2949 - 3500 bruto per maand vol...

The IOI Loders Croklaan Europe Innovation group consists of Application & Technical Support, including the Creative Studio, and Research & Development. The group is based in Wormerveer (Netherlands), and led by the Director of Innovation. We have a vacancy for an Application Technologist. The Application Technologist reports to the Senior Innovation Manager Confectionery.

Key Tasks

  • To develop in-use requirements (customer process and final application);
  • To monitor and interpret regulations and industry standards and translate these into in-use requirements;
  • To translate in-use requirements into functional product specifications;
  • To develop and use application methods to prove product advantage;
  • To develop and use application models that represent customer processes and final applications as broadly as possible to be widely applicable and as specific as needed to prove product advantage;
  • To generate application data and transform data by analysis into proof of functionality;
  • To develop and maintain propositions (product advantage);
  • To develop and maintain partnerships with external institutions/laboratories and/or customers to generate neutral support for our propositions;
  • To collaborate and communicate effectively and professionally with in- and external customers/partners;

Candidate Profile

  • Experience: >2yrs in industrial R&D / application development, preferably Confectionery or similar in food industry / food lab
  • Education: HBO or equivalent (in food science)
  • Sensory evaluation experience and skills are a plus
  • Independent, analytical, academic thinking
  • Pragmatic and hands-on
  • Strong result-orientation
  • Entrepreneurial, creative and well organized
  • Team worker
  • Holding self to high work standards
  • Diligent and detail-oriented in the performance of duties, including (Food) GLP
  • Proficient in spoken and written English, dutch would be beneficial but is not a necessity
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Company profile
Our work began in the 1800s with two distinct companies: the Dutch Crok & Laan and the British Loders & Nucoline, both successful in vegetable oils and fats. Unilever acquired Crok & Laan in 1970 and merged it with its own subsidiary Loders & Nicoline, and Loders Croklaan was established. The company was sold in 2002 to the Malaysian IOI Group, active in palm oil plantations, oleo chemicals, real estate development, and downstream manufacturing.

As from 2018 Bunge will acquire the majority of ownership of IOI Loders Croklaan opening up even more opportunities on a global scale. This new combination will make us the world’s largest vegetable oil company.

Today, IOI Loders Croklaan is a global multinational that focuses on providing solutions to our customers in the Food industry throughout the world. Our lipid solutions expertise is renowned for technological breakthroughs.

With state-of-the-art technology such as fractionation, interesterification, emulsification, IOI Loders Croklaan is well positioned to deliver unique functionality and value to the end product. We have a reputation for conducting groundbreaking scientific research and a track record of prestigious awards.
Our proven commitment to development and innovation allows us to achieve high production of quality products while maintaining sustainable practices.

We offer:

Working at IOI Loders Croklaan will give you an exciting job in an international and dynamic environment in which no day will be the same.

Currently we have approximately 475 people working at IOI Loders Croklaan. The culture that defines us is informal and open. We stimulate the development of our employees by offering training and education. Working independently and taking initiatives is highly appreciated.

We offer you an excellent remunerations package:
• Competitive start salary based on experience
• Pension fully paid by IOI Loders Croklaan
• 24 holiday days & 13 ADV days
• Variable Pay
• Excellent opportunities for training- and development
• Commuting allowance (monthly maximum compensation)
• Flexible working hours
• The head office in Wormerveer (20 km north of Amsterdam) can easily be reached by public transport or car. We have our own parking lot.

For more information about our organization, please visit our website
Would you like to apply? Please send us your CV and a motivation through the link and mention the vacancy source.


For more information please e-mail Debora de Vries (Recruiter):

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated



More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Food
Region Noord-Holland
Keywords Life Science, R&D, research, technology, a&ts, sensory

Contact information

Name Debora de Vries