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Analytical Research & Development Chemist

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Date: Mar 23, 2023

Location: Wormerveer, NH, NL, 1521 AZ

Company: Bunge

Location : Wormerveer 

City : Wormerveer 

State : Noord-Holland (NL-NH) 

Country : Netherlands (NL) 

Requisition Number : 25276 


Are you an Analytical Research Development Chemist with a background in chemical for edible oil processing, ready to bring your developing capabilities to work on the most exciting projects on a global scale? Continue to read and get ready to apply!


The role

The position and discipline associates with support, research and development of al challenges  across various countries and regions. The role and challenges being part of the Global AR&D team to support our food solutions business in complex analytical questions, problem solving, method development, automation, improvement and open to share and teach to colleagues. Al in service to food and safety, effectivity, standardize and harmonize between the different regions based and new innovative approaches.


Translate request from the business in collaboration with Global Analytical Development manager and/or AR&D team members to an analytical and/or development approach or execution.
Research for finding information and critical thinking to make decisions, form an approach, execution, problem solving or development in high end and complex analytical issues or analysis. Create and contemplate ideas by brainstorming for new analytical or problem-solving situations and make the right decision and adjust if needed that suits the situation, department and company’s objectives. Proving professional, effective, clear details for instructions or descriptions when creating procedures, reporting and connect with the team members. Recognize sensitivity of issues like in discussions or findings. Communication with mainly direct AR&D Chemist colleagues’ and were applicable in different regions and cultures. Attention and challenges to details, improvement, and optimization. Ensure good relations, good communication and care in carrying out by training and/or information sharing. 


Main Responsibilities


  • Global analytical support and analytical improvement, problem solving to facilitate AR&D, innovation, product development, process development, sales and QFS activities. Accountable for the support, input in the analytical approach, intended use in operational environment and personal execution.
  • Continue developing, deploy project and validating complex analytical test methods & automated systems with the aim global harmonized and standardized set-up. 
  • Main continuation of the development of the method, extensive validation followed by analyse improvement and mapping for process optimizations. If this is ongoing, there is more room for other tasks.
  • Working with all members of analytical staff to maintain and develop positive culture, growth and professionalize of the global center of expertise, and reliability of the laboratory and act as one Bunge.
  • Transfer new analytical techniques/method/systems globally, support train and guide different analytical members (analyst, executives, etc.). Responsible for the level and correctness of training within an operational environment. 
  • Writing/reviewing of standard operation procedures (SOPs), reports.
  • Troubleshooting, calibration and maintenance of analytical equipment when required or necessary.
  • Keeping track of developments in the market using relationships, network and literature studies. Assess for value and link with the department and company objectives.
  • Active member, promotor, rules and work habits in the Bunge (food) safety culture.
  • Undertaking any other duties, either for this department or any other department within the business, which may be requested by the Manager to enhance the overall success of the organization.


What do you bring to the role?


We are looking for a Chemist who is experienced and familiar with relevant chemistry, and/or method, and/or technology, and/or equipment like modern instruments like GC, LC and MS.

Pragmatic and a "go-getter" know how to tackle and will not sit back if things go wrong.


Other requirements:


  • Finished Bachelor of Applied Sciene (BASc) or Master of Science degree in related field with preference of 2 years experience in the field Analytical Laboratory oriented.
  • Analytically set, a can-do attitude and creatively thinking in solutions and problem solving.
  • General knowledge of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills quickly is required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on teams with both intern and external employees and customers.
  • Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Office and other technical software applications.
  • Excellent communications skills. Language: Dutch and English at business level is requierd.



What we offer

A role in a team with multifaced strengths, being accountable for the support, working with all members of the analytical staff and various possibilities to grow in our company! Thereby you will get the right tools for the job such (laptop). You will be based in our plant in Wormerveer, near our headquarters in Zaandam.
If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to see your application and motivation in English  by hitting apply! 

We Are Bunge


Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now. 


We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionate, bold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.


Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:


Act as One Team                       Drive for Excellence           Do What’s Right

by fostering inclusion,                  by being agile                      by acting safely, ethically
collaboration and respect            innovative and efficient        and sustainably


If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.



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