Processed cheese application specialist

Processed cheese application specialist

A company based in the region of Murcia in Spain, operating in the international dairy industry, is looking for a processed cheese application specialist to join the team. They are searching for a food technologist with the following knowledge and skills.



  • You are a self-motivated professional, with a postgraduate degree in food science/technology/engineering or a related field.
  • You are customer oriented, open-minded, flexible and you have good communication skills.
  • You have senior practical experience from working in or with the processed cheese industry and a high theoretical understanding of cheese chemistry and processing.
  • You like to visit customers, solve technical problems, and 60-90 yearly days of international travel activity fits your life and working style.
  • You are English bilingual and proficient user of office software (preferably also Lotus Notes).



  • Draw up, plan and implement product development projects on processed cheese applications, according to stage gate principles implemented into PIM (Premium Innovation Model).
  • Manage product development activities with company members and 3rd parties: manufacturers, raw material suppliers, consultants, etc…
  • Co-ordinate projects with our marketing/commercial team and our customers.
  • Provide product development samples for lab, pilot plant and/or industrial trials and to assist with market/customer research.
  • Support commercial teams in identifying and assessing new product opportunities and in providing technical evaluation of new raw materials and/or product concepts.
  • Monitor developments in technology capability and product trends, with the objective of identifying opportunities for the business.
  • Engage with external research institutes and consultants on product development projects where expertise is not available in-house.



  • Minimum 10 to 15 years’ relevant experience in the processed cheese industry.
  • Successful track record of R&D projects delivery in the processed cheese industry.
  • Specific application and technical knowledge on next issues will be considered an advantage:
  • Technical knowledge in milk proteins and cheese processing (separation, concentration, drying technologies, etc…) for IWS/SOS slices applications.
  • Technical knowledge in recombined milk, UHT processing, packaging, machinery and methods of working with powdered and liquid products, etc….

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