We are now looking for a Food Technologist to our AAK Customer Innovation Center in Karlshamn
To maintain our leading position within the world of vegetable oils, we are always looking for innovative, highly skilled, knowledgeable, committed and caring people to join AAK. We offer challenging international career opportunities at all levels within Production, Sales, Customer Innovation and support functions in more than 25 countries.
AAK’s work is very much built around our customers’ businesses and we firmly believe in long-term partnerships and strong relationships. Through our unique co-development approach, we work together with our customers and across their value chains to develop solutions that fulfill customer-specific needs.
About the position
One of our Food technologists in the Dairy & Savoury pilot team is going on maternity leave and we are looking for her replacer during at least one year.
You will work primarily in the Dairy pilot producing and evaluating different dairy products, including ice cream, together with the dairy pilot team. You work in close cooperation with customer innovation managers to co-develop value adding vegetable oil solutions for our customers and internal stake holders. You report into the team leader of the dairy pilot team and belong to our pan-European Customer Innovation organization.
The dairy pilot team covers three areas;
- The dairy pilot work focuses on application work producing mainly whipped toppings, ice cream, yoghurt, cheese, margarine and frying oils, including plant-based analogues, in pilot scale.
- In the physical chemistry analytical laboratory, we analyze fundamental properties such as crystal forms, rheological properties, melting and crystallization behavior of oils and fats, but also of finished end-products.
- In the sensory lab we systematically evaluate different attributes in the end products by using a trained sensory panel.
The team works also in close collaboration with our Technology and Product Development Group, to develop and work with long-term development projects and with our Business Development function in order to produce prototypes and other marketing support. Careful documentation of application trials and analysis are also important parts of the responsibilities of this position.
The team also supports our customer education program AAK Academy and participates and supports during customer visits in the Customer Innovation Centre in Karlshamn.
Who are you?
We are looking for someone who can work independently in our dairy pilot with both routine work and development and analytical work. Practical experience as chef, baker, dairy technologist or pastry cook is a great advantage as well as experience from similar positions in the food industry. Customer centricity and team work are close to our heart and we are looking for someone who can service both external and internal customers in a professional way as part of a flexible and dedicated team.
Our business language is English and therefore a good command in spoken English is mandatory.
You are a fast learner and have a structured and flexible methodical approach to the work. As a person, you are a team player who is motivated and open to growth and challenges. You are detail oriented and you focus on results and always strive to deliver service and create the most profitable solutions.
At AAK, initiative, innovation, improvement and team work are in focus.
For further information about the position, please contact Stefan Olofsson, Team Leader Dairy pilot plant, on +46 708 60 28 45 or email@example.com
For more information about the recruitment process or the organisation, please contact HR Manager Malin Olsson on +46 454 82321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application with relevant enclosures. As applications are evaluated continuously we recommend you to apply soonest possible, but not later than December 15, 2019.
We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.
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