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Application & Formulation Engineer

2019-03-07 CLS Services | Dinteloord | HBO | Fulltime | Sluit 2019-05-06

Do you have an affinity for the technical and commercial aspects associated with the development of formulations (f.e. cremes and lotions) and application research? Do you have experience in working with ingredients and do you also have the commercial interest in following market trends and ...

CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency, specialised in the recruitment and career coaching of people with a background in chemistry & life sciences. For our client, Cosun Innovation Center, we are searching for an Application & Formulation Engineer.

Company profile
Royal Cosun is an agro-industrial co-operative. It is their ambition to optimally use the vegetable raw materials. Good for the environment, financial return and it responds to the social need for responsible products and processes. They manufacture ingredients for food, non-food applications and the chemical industry.
Cosun Biobased Products offers biobased solutions. Their activities range from development to manufacturing and supply of biobased functional chemicals. Cosun Biobased Products is well placed to take advantage of the upcoming biobased economy with a consistent strategy and the development of innovative biobased chemicals and materials from renewable, vegetable resources. This is achieved by ensuring optimal value creation, no waste (closed loops) and the lowest energy input.
The development of biobased solutions for various markets is an ongoing process.
The present portfolio includes a green antiscalant for various industrial applications, natural fibres used in many different industrial products, special sugars for application in cosmetic and personal care products, organic acids and biobased chemical building blocks and plasticisers.

Department
You will be working in the product development department of Cosun R&D, which is based in the Cosun innovation centre in Dinteloord. Cosun R&D carries out assignments for the various Cosun business groups (Suiker Unie, Aviko, Duynie, Sensus, SVZ, and Cosun Biobased Products). Cosun Biobased Products is also based in the newly build Cosun innovation centre in Dinteloord (NL). Cosun’s ambition is to achieve growth through the development of biobased concepts and products for both the food and non-food sectors. With a clear vision for the future, Cosun Biobased Products is working on the development of innovative biobased chemicals and materials made from renewable, vegetable resources. The product range of Cosun Biobased Products includes, amongst other things, functional additives for use in detergents and personal care products, such as Betafib, which is used in home care and personal care products.

Job description
Do you have an affinity for the technical and commercial aspects associated with the development of formulations (f.e. cremes and lotions) and application research? Do you have experience in working with ingredients and do you also have the commercial interest in following market trends and initiating new opportunities? Do you like to organise, are you hands-on and do you enjoy initiating and developing customer contacts on an independent basis? Then this is the job you are looking for!

Due to the increasing focus of Cosun Biobased Products on personal care and home care formulations, Cosun R&D wants to strengthen its R&D team.
You will work on the development of formulations and application research for the personal care and home care markets. You will carry out research into new innovative concepts and you will be responsible for the (further) development of existing and new formulations, in both cases working closely together with (potential) clients. You will test and assess the performance of the formulations. Additionally, you will independently manage contacts with various clients, while also maintaining and expanding your own network. Finally, you will take part in projects and/or research assignments, and continue to acquire the necessary professional knowledge within relevant fields.

Who we're looking for
We are looking for a candidate with a BSc. in product development, chemistry, or a related subject, and a technical/commercial, independent, entrepreneurial, and practical approach. In addition, you have:

  • 5+ years of practical work experience in a similar position;
  • Working experience in developing formulations;
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, registrations, and databases such as ecotox;
  • Good oral and written command of both Dutch and English;
  • Excellent communication- and commercial skills, experience with progress monitoring and planning;
  • Good organising skills, result-orientation, quality focus and a flexible attitude;
  • Initiative, entrepreneurship and ability to work in a team;
  • A constant alertness to potential business opportunities.


Additional vacancy information
Reference: A1900032
Contract: Direct contract with client
Education: HBO/BSc.
Contactperson: Jan Paul Favier
Phone: +31 (0)88 22 77 555



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