Product Development Specialist

  • Competitive
  • Doetinchem, Gelderland, Netherlands
  • Full Time
  • Consumer, Food & Beverage
  • Mid-senior


We are working alongside our client in the Pet Food sector who is based in Doetinchem to hire a Product Development Specialist. 

Who we are

We are a dynamic recruitment agency that has evolved since our first establishment in 2012. We work with several high-profile clients globally to help them source and retain top-tier talent. 

The client

An established, European Pet food company.

Location: Doetinchem 

The Role

The Product Development Specialist will focus on the Dry product range. 


  • Experience in product development, feed/food industry, ideally pet food
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of formulation tools, preferably Format
  • Basic nutritional and/or microbiological knowledge
  • Experience with continuous improvement processes (culture and structure) and project management.
  • Good understanding of food or feed manufacturing processes with associated product development, quality & food safety-related processes
  • Good General understanding of (animal-) nutrition, supply chain, sales, procurement & financial concepts would be a plus

Role & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading product development by customer request.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of current products (quality, cost, palatability, regulatory) in the respective factory.
  • Acts as an interface with the factory team and external teams (procurement, sales, central team, etc.) to deliver projects on time and within scope.
  • Identifies and initiates continuous improvement projects to improve operations.

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