Application & Formulation Engineer

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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 of working with ingredients and do you also have the commercial interest in following market trends and thereafter initiating new opportunities? Do you like to organise, are you hands-on and 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.
We are offering a fulltime position with responsibility for 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 be responsible for the (further) development of existing and new formulations, in both cases working closely together with the (potential) clients. You will test and assess the performance of the formulations. You will also independently manage contacts with various clients, while also maintaining and expanding your own network. You will take part in projects and/or research assignments, and continue to acquire the necessary professional knowledge within the relevant fields.

A Bachelor's degree 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- commercial skills, experience of progress monitoring and planning;
  • Good organising skills, result-orientation, quality focus and a flexible attitude;
  • Initiative, entrepreneurship and be able to work in a team;
  • A constant alertness to potential business opportunities. 

You will be working in the product development department of Cosun R&D, which is based in the Cosun innovation center 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 center 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.

Enquiries and applications
For more information about this position please contact Jan-Pieter Blaauwhoed, Department Manager, Product Development, tel. +31 (0)165 582 851, or Gerald van Engelen, Manager Cosun Biobased Products, tel. +31 (0)610 935 183.

CLS is the recruiter for this vacancy at Cosun. Your application will be automatically be forwarded to CLS (Jan Paul Favier). They will further contact you and inform your about the procedure.