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De functie

Are you always interested in how a product is put together and how it can be improved? So, innovation is what truly drives you. Then you are the person we are looking for. As a private label manufacturer, we invent, make and package (coffee) capsules for various international retailers and (coffee) companies. In just nine years we have developed ourselves to become the world's #1 global player in this niche market.
In this challenging role you are continuously researching, arranging and exploring new opportunities for Euro Caps. As a global player in coffee capsules with a state of the art machine park, we see many more possibilities in “single serve products”! At the beginning of 2022, our 3rd production facility will kick iff with new platforms and new products other than coffee capsules. Due to the enormous growth of new projects within our company, we are looking for an experienced Packaging Innovation Developer. You focus on research of new platforms and setting up and providing a good project plan in the first phase of the design process.
The new platforms (projects) for packaging and also capsules mainly come from the sales department. You are therefore involved in the first phase of the design process of these large volume projects. You execute these large projects together with a multidisciplinary project team. In addition, you provide technical support for sales-related purposes and all the associated challenges. Identifying needs in the market, initiating developments, competitive research of related technologies, creating support and assessing market opportunities. You collect the required technical data, create technical documents and implement them. This position requires strong collaboration with the Engineering, Supply Chain, Sales, Quality and Production departments.
You may be a good fit for this role with the following characteristics:
  • A completed BSc/MSc education, in the direction of industrial design with a specialization in packaging, NVC packaging science or a comparable background;
  • An excellent command of the Dutch and English language;
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience within the Food Industry/ Scale up;
  • Experience with managing and coordinating external parties;
  • Able to establish success criteria for packaging development and validation.
  • Bringing innovations/ technologies/ materials from suppliers and other external parties
  • Scoping and developing the innovations within the right quality, time and costs.
  • Experience with R&D project management;
  • Knowledge of packaging FMCG is highly desirable;
  • Curious, enterprising and result-oriented
  • Good team player, who knows how to connect.
Our offer to you:
  • Competitve employment conditions package;
  • Committed and enthusiastic colleagues in an informal working environment;
  • Delicious coffee and 100 coffee capsules for private use once a month;
  • Fresh fruit every day;
  • Earn extra vacation days;
  • An annual health check and support for sports;
  • Training and education opportunities;
  • Place on The Wall of Fame of Euro Caps;
  • Annual family festival and unique staff party (after Corona).
Your future workplace
The R&D packaging team is a driven young team where you as a specialist are central, we listen to what you say and provide you with coaching and training.
The team consists of a packaging development manager, 6 packaging developers (capsule and packaging) and 2 pilot plant technicians.
This is how we are
At Euro Caps we work with pure people on a pure product. We are passionate about our products and you can tell by the energy that people show in the company. Our colleagues are given opportunities, but they have to take advantage of them. Euro-Caps creates an environment where training and personal growth are strongly encouraged. Informal but with the operating result in mind. We appreciate our colleagues for good performance and work constructively to improve it. Directly communicating and socially involved. Own initiative is appreciated. Preferably with ideas that are innovative and idiosyncratic. In this way, every colleague gets an influence on the growth of Euro-Caps and that is what we want. We grow with an eye for the environment, looking at people and the environment.
This is Euro Caps
In 2012, the market was ready for the production of private label coffee capsules for Nespresso® machines. We seized the opportunity with an energetic team and built a wonderful organization. In our first factory in Rotterdam, we make about 3 million Nespresso® compatible capsules every day with more than 300 colleagues. At our second location, we have been making Dolce Gusto® compatible capsules since 2016. Since 2019 we have added Nespresso Professional to our product portfolio. In 2020 we started building a third factory that will open in 2021. Euro Caps has decades of in-house expertise in coffee and its packaging in capsules. This is a complex process that requires solid knowledge of the entire chain from purchasing to logistics towards our customers. We are now the leading international party and we deliver our capsules worldwide in almost 40 countries and that number is growing fast. We achieve this because everyone in our organization focuses on top customer service and delivering the best possible product. In this way we guarantee the perfect coffee experience for the consumer.
Are you interested or have a question for us?
Our recruiters are happy to talk to you. For this vacancy you can call Folkert van den Beld or Pieter Bas Vencken (010-2014530) or email your questions to
This is how we handle your application
After you have clicked on the application button, we will immediately start working on your information. This means that you will hear from us within 10 working days of your application. Tests from Thomas International are part of this application procedure.
Euro Caps uses specialized recruiters. The unsolicited offer of candidates and/or acquisition does not produce a desired result. We request that you refrain from doing so.


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