At Valio, people have always looked forward. As forerunners of the dairy and food industry, we make life better with our sustainably produced quality products. We are the biggest innovator in our field, and we have a warm and supporting company culture. The expertise of our employees is the key to our success, and we want to give you the best ingredients for success.
Valio Ltd’s R&D is an expert organization responsible for innovations, new product development and product quality maintenance of the company’s product portfolio. The group of over 120 experts offers an unique environment to work within food industry and a track record of international break through innovations from the one hundred years of Valio R&D history. Valio R&D works closely together with our product groups, production and with the universities and research institutes globally.
Innovativeness and teamwork are the core of our R&D. At Valio, you can make an impact on tomorrow’s food culture. We are currently seeking a junior product developer to fill a one-year temporary position in Plant-based products and beverages - team (preferably starting in September 2021) Would you be a perfect fit to our group of ambitious individuals, setting off for the next great Valio innovation?
You will be part of the innovative team that manages development process of plant-based alternatives to meet desired customer expectations. Your focus will be development of new cereal-based products, therefore expertise in cereal grain and grain legume technology as well as previous experience in product development and product optimization are highly appreciated. You will work closely with the whole design team to strategize and execute product plans within agreed time schedule. Our project teams consist of specialists from R&D, Business Units, Production, Subsidiaries, International sales and Procurement. Valio’s plant-based foods are exported, therefore international customer relations are at the focus of our work.
- MSc or appropriate degree in a relevant science area (food science, grain science and technology)
- Experience in grain technologies and/or product development
- Eagerness for working in teams
- Customer-centric and solution-oriented mindset
- Ability and willingness to travel, mainly in Finland
- Fluent spoken and written Finnish and English
We offer you:
- A position where you can show your skills in creating and developing world-class products and processes
- At Valio, you can make an impact on tomorrow’s food culture
- Challenges that give you opportunities to grow every day and develop your expertise
- Inspiring work in a team with skilled and supportive colleagues
We all share the same passion working at Valio: together we make life better. We invest in people-centered leadership, and the development of team collaboration. We want every Valio employee to have a clear understanding of their own job and goals, and the opportunity to influence their own work and expertise.
We pay attention to, among other things, employee well-being and engagement at work and workplace safety with various metrics. You will also have access to the benefits of a large, renowned Finnish food company. It is a great honor for us that Valio has been chosen, for the eighth time in the row, as the most sustainable brand in Finland*).
For more information, please call Product Development Manager, Dr. Arja Laitila, +358 50 3988433, Thursday the 10th of June at 09:30-10:30, Friday the 11th of June at 12:00-13:00. She will be happy to answer any additional questions and tell you more about this opening.
Please send your application by 13.06.2021 via application link. You don’t need to wait until the last minute, as we will start interviewing candidates already during the application process.
At Valio, we work together to make life better. Our innovative community develops and produces nutritious food products that are loved by our consumers in 60 countries. We are Finland's biggest food exporter. We are driven by responsible mindset in everything that we do, and together with our partners, our goal is to make our milk carbon neutral by 2035.
Valio is a company owned by Finnish family farmers, employing over 4,000 people around the world in various career fields. Our priority is that our people can grow and develop in their work, and we want to give them the best ingredients for doing it.
(*European organisation Sustainable Brand Index)
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