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Technical Service Manager


AFB International is the global science and technology leader in pet food palatability. They develop, produce a full range of liquid and dry palatability enhancers using high-quality ingredients proven to optimize companion animal response and consumption. 
The scientific approach and advanced technology help customers maximize performance in an increasingly competitive marketplace. They deliver superior products and services that contribute to the health and wellness of companion animals worldwide.

The company has offices and production facilities in the USA (global HQ), Europe, Latin America and Australia. The location in Europe is based in The Netherlands. In Oss, they have a state-of-the-art high-tech production- and research facility for the European market. 
For the R&D department we are looking for an energetic Technical Service Manager thinking in solutions and chances.

Create and implement new product applications (flavors) for European pet food producers.

  • Expand the market success of customers by supporting them in their application technology.
  • Provide project management leadership for technical projects.
  • Create and implement new product applications (flavors) at customers.
  • Intensive cross functional (global) teamwork with Sales, R&D, Supply Chain and other functional areas within AFB to successfully implement account plans.
  • Monitor and share competitive technical developments, new applications and new products.
  • Make the technical knowhow on products and applications of AFB International available to customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Prepare technical presentations for customers, conferences and exhibitions.
  • Attends various industry events, conferences, and trade shows to establish relationships within the industry and gain technical knowledge.
  • Reports to the Research and Development Director Europe.


Technical experienced in food/feed with strong customer focus and project management skills.

Job requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Food Science / Technology or a similar field.
  • Senior and relevant working experience in product development and technical service in a B2B food/ feed ingredients environment (+5 years).
  • Willing to travel (+/- 15-20 %).
  • Pet food experience is a preference.
  • Fluent, both verbal and written in English and Dutch.

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills, accurate and structured.
  • International scope, ability to work with different cultures.
  • Results orientated with ability to proactively address customer opportunities.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Analytical skills.

Place of employment

AFB International offers an interesting opportunity to contribute to the growth strategy and strong ambitions of an international and innovative "niche-player" with an open and entrepreneurial culture. Professional environment where taking initiative and creativity are highly appreciated. Due to short lines decisions are taken quickly.

The recruitment for the Technical Service Manager has been exclusively outsourced to CeresRecruitment.
Please click below to apply.
For further information, please contact Ajaan Hijmans on telephone number +31 (0)6 53 905 829.
Comprehensive information regarding the company can be found at www.afbinternational.com
A personality questionnaire will form part of the recruitment process.