Sr. Applicatie Manager R&D

  • Wageningen
  • University
  • €5.000 to €7.000
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Job description

Extended vacancy description
We are looking for someone who will:

  • Define and implement a new strategy for application development in Ingredients approved by senior stakeholders. This will also include clear guidelines on how we will service different types of customers and where we should have application development centers;
  • Translate the agreed strategy into a concrete plan and execute accordingly. This may also include setting up of new facilities and/or upgrading existing ones, hiring, and training of new people and embedding them in a global application R&D network;
  • Find ways to attract customers to our application development centers together with other disciplines (marketing, sales) and reformulate current WoW to take the most advantage from new structures;
  • Adapt the applications strategy to each application center, based on the specific regional needs of local customers;
  • Define which applications we will focus on and determine which ones to make in-house and which ones to make externally with co-manufacturers to allow for application development locally at a high speed and relatively good price level;
  • Improve the current system for ordering of applications for trade shows and customer visits (including keeping track of customer feedback to continuously improve our applications);
  • Implement an effective way of working to assure a direct flow of information between development teams and our customers, to help improve the performance of our ingredients in the final customer applications and to identify options for new ingredients;

Job requirements

To be successful in this position, you are/have:

  • MSc working level
  • > 10 y experience in application development, both as part of project teams and in managerial role, preferably in different product categories
  • Experience with setting up a global application development organization balancing speed, quality and cost thus optimally supporting the local FCI strategy
  • Understanding of applications in medical nutrition, sport nutrition, performance nutrition, and early life nutrition (sensory, regulatory, nutritional aspects)
  • Understanding how to formulate new applications based on business needs and on a company’s capabilities
  • Ability to build a compelling vision for the FCI application development organization based on the overall FCI strategy and determine how to integrate this in our organization.
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize needs (where to start expanding and why)
  • Excellent stakeholder management capabilities able to align disciplines (R&D, marketing, QA, RA, Nutrition, Sales) and teams and optimize for the best solution for FrieslandCampina.
  • Daring to challenge the status quo
  • Strong people manager able to build and develop a global application development team and help it grow
  • Able get customers into our application centers (together with sales and marketing) for co-development of applications to help identify customer needs and build win-win relationships

Compensation

€5.000 - €7.000 gross income per month

Company profile

For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it's not just about what we do, but who we are. We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all our employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.

This role sits in Friesland Campina Ingredients Business Group and will be executed in Wageningen as well as Amersfoort

Xelvin is mediating this role, please contact me for further details:

Ronald van Golen, Senior Managing Consultant at Xelvin. Contactdetails:
Mail : r.vangolen@xelvin.nl
Tel :+31 (0)6 5165 8557

Location

Wageningen,

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