Synlait (www.synlait.com) is a New Zealand, high energy, fast-paced dairy company that’s changing the game. They combine expert farming, with state-of-the-art processing, to produce a range of nutritional milk products that provide genuine benefits for health and wellbeing, for example Infant Nutrition and Lifestyle Nutrition. Their entrepreneurial spirit runs deep and they see everything as an opportunity, challenging the impossible, always striving to make the most from milk. Synlait employs a staff of over 700 people who are the driving force behind the organization’s success. Synlait wants to change things up, never settle, always looking to improve and be the best as they can be. It’s what will enable Synlait to become the most innovative and trusted dairy company in the world. For this ambitious globally active player we are looking for an equally ambitious Senior Technologist Formulated Beverages


Palmerston North - New Zealand


  • Responsible for driving beverages product development within the liquid innovation pipeline, identifying and developing the best and safe baby and medical nutrition beverages
  • Initiating and executing research into high protein & high calorie beverages and in IP, technologies and regulatory issues
  • Development of new recipes and processes, from bench and pilot scale to commercial factory trials, to coordinating of scaling up activities into the state of the art Synlait production facilities 
  • Participating in and managing shelf life studies for trial and commercial products, including method development
  • Managing and building up relevant networks and setting up collaborations in partnerships, both internally and externally with scientific institutes and suppliers of equipment/ technology
  • Ensuring food safety in close cooperation with the Quality & Food Safety department
  • Working closely together with colleagues from i.e. Marketing, Product Development, Operations, Engineering and Quality and Food Safety
  • Reporting to the Technical and Applications Manager


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Food Science, Food technology, Chemical Engineering/ Technology or equivalent
  • Extensive relevant experience in a milk processing and new technology environment; you have a strong understanding of liquid product properties and interations during industrial processing
  • Strong project management skills and comfortable working in international project teams and achieving results within set targets, budgets and timeframes
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills, with fluency in English
  • Personal skills: analytic, entrepreneurial, self-motivated, autonomous, team player and ‘fun to work with’


If you are interested in this position, please contact Dirk-Jan van Veldhuizen, telephone: +31 (0)317-468686 / +31 (0)6-53137885 or apply through our website www.dupp.nl or e-mail your written application to info@dupp.nl.

Synlait selected DUPP for this vacancy as the only partner in the recruitment process.