Global technology lead drying and formulation

Job title: Global technology lead drying and formulation

Location: Europe, preferably: France/Netherlands/Italy

Job model: Hybrid

As a Global technology leader, you will be part of the Global Technology group, composed of a select team of technology engineers who are leading individual equipment focused technology platforms. In collaboration with various internal and external partners, you will be actively driving activities around the formulation and drying processes of active ingredients and play a key role in shaping the future our the TTH division and the company. Your field of action will range from optimizing existing unit operations to being a step change catalyst in technology innovation, thus a key player in driving growth and efficiency within our company.

At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead & drive technology development across our biotechnology applications of downstream processing technologies (Spray Drying, Freeze Drying, Granulation, …) with special focus on cleaning effectiveness, hygienic design, quality & stability.
  • Responsible for Technology scouting including pilot assessments in- and outside our industry to ensure dsm-firmenich is constantly leveraging latest development.
  • Ensure end-to-end leadership to evaluate business attractiveness and to rally stakeholder network to obtain approval.
  • Owns and drives global standardization and best practices.
  • Provides URS for new line installations and actively participates in Capex projects.
  • Fuels continuous improvement of processes and technologies in the plants in terms of efficiency, yield, quality, safety & sustainability.
  • Leads respective technology know-how management across the organization and maintains relevant communities of practice.

We bring:

  • Being part of an interdisciplinary technology team working across a wide range of technologies.
  • A diversity of exciting projects related to foods and flavored products.
  • The opportunity to work for a highly socially company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose.
  • Career development opportunities with great opportunities to learn and grow.
  • To be part of a company shaping a strong legacy through breakthrough industrial innovations and technology

You bring:

  • Masters in Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or Food Engineering;
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience including technology scale-up’s.
  • Proven experience in technology development & implementation
  • Experience in shopfloor practices, process safety and business finance.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; Leadership skills with ability to build relationship in cross-functional and remote set-up.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

The application process:

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal. For further information, please contact Maria Roman, Talent Acquisition Business Partner (

Equal opportunities commitment:

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: (here,) there’s a place for everyone with us.

dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Our people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. 

We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich:

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than 12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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