Masters in Cereal Technology


Codrico Rotterdam B.V. is a global oriented plant-based-ingredients company, located in Rotterdam. Raw materials such as cereals and pulses are processed into high quality, sustainable ingredients for food applications. Codrico’s global customer base is located over 50 countries on 5 continents.

Codrico enables a successful career by encouraging ambitions. New ideas and initiatives are most welcome while the organization will assist with the execution. Codrico encourages out of the box-thinking and initiative within people. As a result, working for Codrico involves multiple working activities and provides an interesting professional environment. This creates a steep learning curve within and outside of your core activities.

Codrico’s culture can be described as informal and customer-focused where we work as a team to get the best job done for an interesting portfolio of customers. Employees share common values such a commitment, drive, ownership and a good focus on teamwork.

Position Summary

Codrico is looking to hire an experienced product & application development manager with the main focus on technically supporting sales, in order to drive the growth of our 3 year business strategy. This individual will primarily be responsible for developing and customization of new and existing product applications by creating customized solutions, enabled by a profound knowledge of process- and food technology.

Job-content of Product & Application Development Manager

  • Focuses on innovation and product development within Codrico’s ingredient portfolio, with an emphasis on starch- and protein-applications.
  • Work with (key) customers and business partners to identify and deliver on dedicated project opportunities.
  • Preparing lab-and pilot trials in order to instruct Codrico-employees who are directly involved in operational activities.
  • Based on a hands-on-mentality, practical assistance in Lab- and pilot trials and collecting representative samples for customers.
  • Partner with Sales to meet customer needs and make technical presentations to customers. Run product demonstrations and serve as the expert during these meetings.
  • Initiate and support product development ideas for instance in the fields of snacks and plant based ingredients, to help move ingredients from concept to commercialization.
  • Research efforts will involve multifunctional interaction with customers, other 3rd parties and Sales-, Production, QESH-and other teams within Codrico.
  • Lead product issues, monitor scientific reports or datasheets enabling product improvements and new process-, product- and application development.

Required skills and experience

  • 5-10 year Technical Sales Support experience in food-ingredients segments and preferred shown success in business development and/or sales within the B2B food ingredients industry.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in food-related education.
  • Professional fluent in Dutch and in English.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Business drive and – acumen in order to identify the right business cases quickly.
  • Basic understanding of starch- and high-protein food industry.
  • Understanding of long product development cycles.
  • A solid network in European food-industry.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with people at all levels inside and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to travel internationally as required (no more than 30%).

What we offer

A full-time position with competitive salary and bonus package. Salary will be determined by candidates’ industry knowledge and experience and based on the current market benchmarking rate. An opportunity to shape and improve activities that make an impact to the success of the company. Codrico is located downtown Rotterdam and is easily accessible by car and public transport.

Additional information and direct applications

To get more information on this vacancy please connect with Sebita Badwal (HR) or Erwin Kuiper (hiring manager), (010) 290 66 66. You can send your resume and/or motivation letter to


Publication date: 1 August 2022
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