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Application Lead Creative Studio

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Date: Jun 19, 2021

Location: Wormerveer, NH, NL, 1521 AZ

Company: Bunge

Are you a food application engineer and a Master in Food craft? Would you like to manage a team of 5 application assistants, and carry out demonstrations to our Customers? If you have a passion for food in general and an R&D back-ground in different category’s such as Confectionery, Baking or plant based products, we are definitely looking for you! Together we make healthy food tasty!


Our Creative Studio

Our state-of-the-art studio is a dynamic workshop environment that pro-vides on-site support to confectionery and bakery manufacturers to co-create innovative new products with a sensory appeal, vibrant new flavors, and enhanced nutritional value while staying ahead of constantly evolving trends, supporting them in the design of exciting new solutions.

In this role you manage this facility, including the line management of a team of 5 application assistants. Together with your team, you conduct application testing to demonstrate the benefit of using our specific fats in the applications.

You lead your team of craft masters, so they can develop application proof for our core product portfolio and support value propositions on productivity, preference, sensory and shelf-life.

Furthermore, you lead various customer and development projects.

You report to the Director of Innovation EMEA and are based in Wormerveer (Greater Amsterdam Region).


Other responsibilities:

  • Design protocols to carry out the experiments in a safe, efficient and effective manner
  • Create an attractive facility that supports co-creation and application benefits
  • Guide our customers through the processes and run attractive demonstrations
  • Drive continuous improvement in order to keep the Studio, your team, our application models and benefits leading
  • Align priorities with stakeholders (such as A&TS, Sales, Customers, Product Development, I&OS)


Your knowledge and experience

  • BSc or MSc in Food Science & technology
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role, preferably in the category confectionery, chocolate or plant based
  • Experience with managing a team would be in your advantage
  • You have a strong Food R&D background and are able to run a statistical and sensory panel
  • Consumer/customer experience
  • Excellent English language skills and preferably also Dutch language skills.
  • You are living in the Greater Amsterdam Region (max one hour commute)
  • Willing to travel occasionally


Your personality

You would describe yourself as a hands-on, pro-active individual. Someone with an entrepreneurial drive, who is self-starting, but also a team player. In this role, we will rely on your collaboration and communication skills and you commercial mindset and presentation skills.

You would describe yourself as someone with a creative mindset; You come up with new ideas and have a natural curiosity and a desire to develop your skills and knowledge. As you will be leading a team and leading projects, we also expect you to have leadership and (project) management skills and an eye for quality and detail.



What We Offer
A key role in an organization with colleagues around the world, who are dedicated to improving the global Agri-Food value chain, one day at a time. Bunge Loders Croklaan is a leading global producer and supplier of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry.
Together, we bring food from where it’s produced to where it’s needed. We do this in an informal culture where an entrepreneurial mindset is valued. Being a global company with a constant need for innovation, a broad variety of challenges and development opportunities can support your long-term career at Bunge. We value and stimulate development through training, education and experience and offer effective/accredited tools and resources to support you in your journey. 

We also offer a competitive salary & secondary benefits!


About us

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to seeing your application and motivation in English by hitting apply!



For questions, please e-mail Debora de Vries (Corporate Recruiter) – Debora.devries@bunge.com.


Internal applications: please apply by hitting the apply button! You can upload your CV & Motivation letter at the attention of Mrs Debora de Vries (Talent Acquisition Specialist).




Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.

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.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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