Researcher Product & Process Development

Date: May 5, 2023

Location: Wormerveer, NH, NL, 1521 AZ

Company: Bunge

Location : Wormerveer 

City : Wormerveer 

State : Noord-Holland (NL-NH) 

Country : Netherlands (NL) 

Requisition Number : 28690 



As Researcher Product and Process Development you will be actively involved in performing research & analysis in innovation/customer projects, finding solutions, solving problems and continuous improvement. 
By obtaining this position, you will become a part of the Innovation group within Bunge. The Product Development department in our factory in Wormerveer is responsible for among other things, developing new products and introducing continuous improvement on products & processes and their quality. 

What will you be doing? 
The main responsibility of your future role is the (re)formulation and development of ingredient solutions for Bunge’s customers in variety of categories like bakery, (infant) nutrition, plant-based foods, culinary and personal care. These solutions are mainly lipids based (oils, fats, lecthins) and require the optimization and reformulation of existing products, as well as the design of solutions that are new to the world. Following or even defining new (food) trends poses new questions for the ingredient’s suppliers. Our EMEA Innovation team works closely together with colleagues around the globe to find solutions that will satisfy our customer’s needs. Troubleshooting and improvement projects are also part of our interesting and challenging portfolio of innovation activities.

This is how you will divide your time: 
70 % of the time 

  • (Re)Formulation of innovation projects - Defining, executing, and contributing to projects involving literature study, planning, and execution of practical laboratory work (chemical/enzymatic modifications, separations);

20% of the time

  • Project Management - designing and developing new production routes based on, for example, lipids fractionation and modification technologies. Supporting the scale-up of these technologies towards pilot and production scale trial runs (inspection plans, data analysis);
  • Reporting of results in various tools (CRM, written reports);

10% of the time 

  • General lab duties - supporting good housekeeping by maintaining and improving safety and cleanliness of laboratory;
  • Ideation of new ideas. 


Who are we looking for? 
Most important to mention is that you enjoy laboratory work as much as the desk work. As a true innovator, you are flexible and proactive when it comes to the work you deliver. Your diligent approach and execution of the projects and related tasks in terms of preparation and reporting does not go unnoticed in your surroundings. Besides being able to work independently, you are a real team player with strong communications skills used while interacting with many different stakeholders. Certainly, you can deliver on multiple activities at the same time and use your creativity to help others and improve daily work. 

Otherwise, you have previously obtained: 

  • 4+ years of experience in a similar role. PHD counts as experience;
  • A Master or PhD degree in Organic Chemistry, Food Science, or related discipline;
  • Experience with modeling and affinity with data science is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of fats/oils modification (chemically, enzymatically) and separation technologies is a big plus;
  • Fluency in English language (verbal and written).


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

In case of questions, please reach out to Debora de Vries (Talent Acquisition Specialist at

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.




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 passionatebold 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

by fostering inclusion,
collaboration and respect

Drive for Excellence

by being agile
innovative and efficient

Do What’s Right

by acting safely, ethically
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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