R&D Category Manager (Uht Products)

R&D Category Manager (Uht Products)

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What We Can Offer

Company Bonuses
Health Insurance & Social Security
Coaching & Training with Global Mindset

Job Description

Key objectives
- Development of new products within specific business units and translate consumer needs into product formulations that will be preferred by consumers. Both in terms of taste / sensoric profile and functional benefits
- Collaborate cross functions (Marketing, Operations, etc.) to ensure the best quality of our products and facilitate in innovation/renovation projects
- Manages the technical product development activities ensuring that the agreed development programs meet with the company’s business objectives. The products meet compliance with food safety, government regulations and consumer needs
- Identifies and explores and initiates all possibilities to have lowest recipe costs possible without losing focus for best taste
- Interact or co-operate with production for process improvement, transition of new products into production
- Coaching and training junior product developers or technicians
- Follow and monitor other staff in line/areas to follow together about rules related to safety, health and environment within the Company

Job Responsibilities
New Product Development
- Follow Safety, Hygiene, 5S standards and standard Food Safety FrieslandCampina (FOQUs)
- Ensures all activities of R&D in effective manner
- Executes all product development steps as agreed in R&D briefs and according to project management principles
- Co-operates with R&D affiliates and FCV to do projects of cost saving technically
- Evaluates and proposes alternative and exchange raw materials in existing products
- Ensures timely and proper evaluation of internal (expert) panel test and product performance tests resulting in actionable improvements
- Creates and manages formulas of existing and innovative products
- Ensures FCV products are in compliance with government legislation and consumer needs
- Ensures current and new design of packaging meet government legislation
- Ensures trial runs for new products and improved products conducted to meet production feasibility and deliver real products to market tests
- Manages and upgrades R&D Lab (equipment, facilities, etc.) to meet quality/safety standards
- Control the department budget
- Trouble shooting and risk analysis in cooperation with operation
Project Management
- Accurate records of project activities process against milestones
- Ensures projects follow project management procedure
- Ensures methods, work instructions and related procedures available for new product development
- Write/ contribute to final project/trial reports
Specialist Expertise / Innovation
- Keep up-to-date with the latest development (inter)nationally
- Establishes and maintains an (inter) national network of contacts (e.g. suppliers, counterparts at FCV affiliates) to ensure up-to-date knowledge, regional alignment and efficiencies
- Selects, audits and evaluates suppliers timely at quality side
- Acts as internal auditor and trainer
- Other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.
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Job Requirements

- Education: Academic level in Food Dairy Science/Technology or related
- Experience: 5 years’ experience in innovation, value engineering and compliance projects, preferably FMCG.
- Skills:

+ Strong technical skills in product development, commercialization processes and food safety and quality standards
+ Experience in translating consumer opportunities in winning product designs
+ Interpersonal skill with the ability to engage business/stakeholders.
+ Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing ( in Vietnamese & English) with all levels within all business functions, technically and commercially

Job Locations

Binh Duong, Vietnam

Who We Are

FrieslandCampina has set up business in Vietnam over 20 years, supplied more than 1.5-billion high-quality milk units every year with many favorite brands such as Dutch Lady, Friso and Yomost. FrieslandCampina Vietnam has strived to improve existing SKUs in order to research and develop new nutritious products to meet consumers’ expectation. In addition to manufacturing and providing all kinds of nutritional food for children, the company also offers a lot of dairy products for all family members. Committed to improve the life of Vietnamese people, FrieslandCampina Vietnam actively initiated social activities, creating shared values with the community such as Den Don Dom Study Encouragement Fund, sustainable dairy development operation, scientific researches on nutrition, free health check and treatment to the poor, nutrition education to the public. All activities in cooperation with Ministry of Health, National Institute of Nutrition, Nutrition Association, Youth Physician Association were effectively contributing to improve life of Vietnamese. * Royal FrieslandCampina Every day Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients. With annual revenue of 10.3 billion euros, FrieslandCampina is one of the largest dairy companies in the world, supplying consumer and professional products, as well as ingredients and half-finished products to manufacturers of infant & toddler nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world. FrieslandCampina possesses offices in 32 countries and almost 20,000 employees, and its products are available in more than 100 countries. The Company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A, with 19,487 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium—making it one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives.

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Company Benefits


FCV-Care for official FCV staff

Agile learning system

Agile learning activities throughout global platform

Team Activities

Fun employee engagement activities help in achieving strong teams and success


Bonus plan during the year


Transportation provided for manufacturing working


Monthly and annually recognition awards

Company Office

Company Location

23rd Floor - Sonatus Building, 15 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, Dis.1

Contact Person

HR Department



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