Product Development Engineer

This is a chance to have a direct impact on the product life cycle management, in one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable companies!
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Oatly was founded back in the 1990s and is based on Swedish research from Lund University. The company’s patented enzyme technology copies nature’s own process and turns fiber-rich oats into nutritional liquid food that is perfectly designed for humans. Today, the Swedish company remains independent and dedicated to upgrading the lives of individuals and the general wellbeing of the planet through a lineup of original oat products. 


Oatly is a company built on the idea of change. Our mission is to help people upgrade their everyday lives and the health of the planet by making great-tasting oat-based food products accessible to a wider audience in a world-class manner. It is why we come to work every day. And because health and sustainability are so close to our heart, we are more than just another food company – we are a lifestyle company. Our growth is fast - and accelerating. More and more people choose to switch to a plant-based diet for the sake of their health and the planet. With headquarters in Malmö and production in Sweden, Netherlands and the US, our products are available in almost 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.


This is a chance to have a direct impact on the product life cycle management, in one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable companies! You will be part of a humble and result-hungry culture which speedy growth will make this an interesting and rewarding journey. In this role, you will work in the Product Life Cycle (PLC) team, which is part of the global innovation organization. In your work, you will collaborate closely with Quality, Sourcing and Production, as well as with your Innovation colleagues in the New Product Development team and Technology Development team. You will report to the PLC manager and be based in Landskrona. Here is an opportunity to be part of our global growth journey, focused on creative thinking and innovative products. With sustainability and health, as core values always in mind, you get to support product improvements of existing products.  However, you will not be alone; our awesome team is there to get you started.


Lead and participate in product improvement and product maintenance projects such as:

·       Adjust recipe to enhance product taste and functionality as well as process efficiency

·       Collaborate with existing and new suppliers regarding replacing ingredients

·       Launch of existing products in new markets

·       Launch of existing product in a new package

·       Support quality and production departments in complex product related problems

·       Capacity increase projects in Oatly-owned factories and at external co-packers

You will get the chance to independently plan, execute and follow up on a range from lab scale experiments to pilot plant experiments and full-scale factory trials. Performed both internally and with external partners. You will contribute to the digitalization of the product development process, which includes development and optimization of the PLM-system. You will be working in Landskrona, as well as at copackers and Oatly factories internationally. We expect that you will travel around 10-20 days a year and it might increase over time.


You are a food development engineer and find it inspiring to work together with others. You naturally take initiatives, solve problems and strive to deliver results. We believe that you prefer to work in a structured way but enjoy working in many different kinds of projects. We see that you are a self-motivated person, with the ability to plan and execute efficiently and with high quality. To be successful you need to be communicative and responsive with a distinct and transparent communication style. We look forward to see you contribute to the growth of Oatly with your experience and knowledge.

We hope to see that you check the following boxes:

·       Master of Science degree within food science, food technology, biotechnology or chemical engineering.

·       At least 3 years’ experience from product- and process development, in the food or pharma industry.

·       Project management experience

·       Skilled in managing complex projects with many stakeholders

·       Good knowledge in the interaction between product and process

·       Knowledge in food chemistry and food technology

We see that you have excellent English skills, verbally and written. It is a great advantage if you also know Swedish.


If you wish to be a part of our newly created product life cycle team, helping our consumers to make more sustainable choices, send us your details through the application below latest 2021-04-18 and we’ll take it from there. This is going to be fun!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Företagsvägen 42
261 51 Landskrona Directions


Sustainability, health and trust are our core values and the foundation for our existence. These principles align us, but give us enough space to adapt them to our reality. If you plan to join us, our principles will help you get the hang of our culture quicker. We bring them to life by living them every day.


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