Product Developer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dongen

What will your mission be?
  • Develop new products (40%). This entails mainly new ingredient development for our existing customers and for new business development;  
  • Writing novel food dossiers (40%): collecting data on composition, digestibility, bioavailability, etc. of novel ingredients and using this data to write novel food dossiers, and successfully finalize the application procedure of the dossiers; 
  • Speaking at conferences, representing Protix at events, writing patent applications and scientific manuscripts (10%);
  • Scientific communications with associations such as IPIFF, NACIA, EFSA, etc. on food matters (10%);  
  • You will work closely with different important internal stakeholders. Such as Marketing, Sales, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Operations and Communication. 
Who are you?
  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. Food Technology from a reputed university;  
  • At least 6 year experience in food ingredient development post M.Sc. (Ph.D. years will be counted as experience); 
  • Thorough understanding of food regulatory landscape; 
  • Understanding of protein and fat functionality is a must; 
  • Fluent English, both speaking and writing. Knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage 
  • Experience with writing or coordinating the novel food dossier is highly advantageous; 
  • Highly motivated, self-starter and eager; 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, deadline-oriented, and good organizational, problem-solving, and follow-up skills; 
  • Good connector and collaborator, internally as well as externally.  
  • Effective style flexibility, to achieve results with different audiences 
  • Conceptual thinking and a hands on mentality; 
  • Basic project management skills are required. More in depth experience with project- and program management and governance is an advantage 
What do we promise?

  • The opportunity to become an integral part of our mission: to bring the Food system back in balance with nature! 
  • The prospect of a varied job where you can make the difference within a driven and inspiring team; 
  • The prospect to participate in the company as part of our employee participation plan (be awarded a 'piece of the Protix pie'); 
  • The possibility to work flexible, e.g. work 2 or 3 days from home 
  • The fact you’ll be working in a fast moving, entrepreneurial and sustainable work environment; 
  • The opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility and to develop yourself further; 
  • The prospect to go on sabbatical for 6 weeks, after you’ve been on a journey with us for at 5 years or more (and we’ll pay 50% for your time out and about!); 
  • The choice to come by bike and still receive an allowance of €0.19 per km (just as for any other mode of transportation that you may choose); 
About us
Wij staan aan de vooravond van een wereldwijde insecten revolutie. Protix is een snelgroeiend bedrijf en leidt deze ‘ento-revolutie’ als koploper van de industrie. Sinds 2009 is het onze levensmissie om het voedselsysteem weer in evenwicht te brengen met de natuur. Met hoogtechnologische oplossingen, kunstmatige intelligentie, genetische verbeteringsprogramma's en robotica produceren wij het ingrediënt van de toekomst : insecten.
De zwarte black soldier fly is een belangrijke speler in het tot leven brengen van onze missie. Hun larven bieden ons een unieke bron van eiwitten die worden verwerkt in voer voor onder meer huisdieren, vissen, biggen en kippen.

Onze values zijn een weerspiegeling van onze cultuur. Wij zijn altijd op zoek naar nieuw talent die samen met ons gaan voor the next step en zich herkennen in onze values. Want je kiest niet zomaar voor Protix, dat is een bewuste keuze. Wij geven om onze planeet, zijn innovatief & nieuwsgierig, open minded, divers en gaan altijd voor het beste resultaat.
Do you want to become part of the Ento-revolution as well? Then we would love to connect with you! We invite you to apply and connect with us on LinkedIn to stay on top of our mission. 
About us
We are looking for innovators! Operator, engineer, researcher, designer – if you want to work towards a better world, we are looking for you. We are at the eve of forming a global insect industry and Protix is leading the revolution. Through combining biology and technology, we create high-quality insect ingredients to bring the food system back in balance with nature. We are growing rapidly and are always looking for great new people. From mechanical engineers to process operators and research & development: you can find all our vacancies on this page.

Don’t see a vacancy but do recognize yourself in our profile? Send us your resume on we’d love to find a place for you. We are always looking for talented employees willing to work in one of our teams towards our mission.



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